REDWATER, Texas -- Theresa Cowling, current Magnet School director for Texarkana Arkansas School District, has been named principal for Redwater Elementary School.
Cowling has served as principal at North Heights Entrepreneurial Leadership Magnet, Arkansas Middle School, and Fairview Aerospace and Environmental Studies Magnet School, according to a Redwater Independent School District news release. Additionally, she served as assistant principal at College Hill Middle School and North Heights Junior High and was a gifted and talented teacher at College Hill Middle.
"Redwater ISD is pleased to have Mrs. Cowling taking the lead of our elementary campus," said Dr. Kelly Burns, superintendent of schools. "She believes in creating a safe and nurturing environment that ensures students will succeed socially and academically. Mrs. Cowling is committed to cultivating leadership skills in both students and teachers."
Cowling begins her service with Redwater ISD on July 1.
In 2016 and 2017, the schools Cowling led were named Magnet Schools of America School of Distinction. In 2017, her campus received the Shannon Wright Award for Best Middle School in the State of Arkansas.
Cowling was named the 2018 Magnet Schools of America Principal of the Year for the Southwest Region covering Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. She has graduated from all three phases of the Master Principal Program through the Arkansas Leadership Academy.
Cowling holds a bachelor of science in elementary education and a master of science in education from Southern Arkansas University.
She was honored as a Wilbur Award Honoree for community leadership by Leadership Texarkana in 2021, is a graduate of Leadership Texarkana and a member of Kiwanis Club and other activities that help children in the community.