Birdville ISD Superintendent Dr. Darrell Brown announced the appointment of E. Dion Varnado, Ed.D., as principal of Haltom High School. He is replacing David Hamilton, who accepted a position with the Region 12 Education Service Center in Waco.
Varnado has been principal at M.L. King Middle School with Beaumont ISD since 2016. Prior to Beaumont, he was an assistant principal at Lancaster High School with Lancaster ISD from 2013–16, principal at Barnett Junior High with Arlington ISD from 2010–13, and academic associate principal at Mansfield High School with Mansfield ISD from 2008–10. He has been in various other administrative and teaching positions since 1999.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University, master’s degree from Fresno Pacific University, and doctorate degree from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor.