Students and families will have a new principal leading Gray Elementary School, Aldine ISD in Houston, Texas. LeAnnda Chenier-Ashley has been named the new principal. Many will already be familiar with Chenier-Ashley, who previously served as one of the school’s assistant principals.
“I am thrilled to start a new journey with you. I look forward to working with staff, students, families, and the Gray Elementary School community. And I am honored by the trust Superintendent Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney, Chief of Schools Dr. Katherine Roede, and Dr. Crystal Watson, our Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools, have in me. As we move forward together, we will take our school to a whole new level of success,” said Chenier-Ashley.
Chenier-Ashley has 23 years of experience in the field of Education. She began as a teacher in Aldine ISD at Raymond Academy in 1998. Four years later, she joined Wilson Intermediate School as a teacher. She joined Carter Academy as a counselor in 2004 before transitioning to Rayford Road Intermediate to serve in the same capacity in 2010. Before being named principal, she served as an assistant principal at Gray Elementary School for six years.
Chenier-Ashley received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Northwestern State University. She also holds two master’s degrees from Prairie View A&M University – one in counseling and another in educational administration. She is a 1994 graduate of DeQuincy High School and is the daughter of Preston and Doris Chenier of DeQuincy.