Tyler ISD Names New Principal for Peete Elementary School

LaRena Brooks, assistant principal at Peete Elementary School, will now be the school’s principal. The Tyler ISD Board of Trustees approved the appointment during the April regular meeting. Brooks moves into the role after Peete’s former principal, Cassandra Chapa, was named Chief Innovation Officer for Tyler ISD in March.

“I am so excited to continue the excellence of Peete Elementary School by serving as principal,” LaRena Brooks said. “I look forward to working alongside a dedicated staff, exceptional student body, and a supportive community to create successful student outcomes for all Peete students.”

Ms. Brooks began her career in education in 2007 as a kindergarten teacher at Griffin Elementary School. After teaching third grade in Longview ISD from 2012-2014, she returned to Tyler ISD to teach third grade at Bonner Elementary School. Brooks would then serve as a media technology specialist and master teacher at Bell Elementary School before moving into assistant principal roles at Orr Elementary School and Peete Elementary School.  

Ms. Brooks earned a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Stephen F. Austin State University. She also holds two master’s degrees from LeTourneau University, one in educational leadership and another in curriculum and instruction.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Hines at 903-262-1064.