San Angelo ISD Announces Administrative Promotions

June 9, 2015

San Angelo ISD has announced the administrative promotions of Farrah Gomez and Rikke Black for the coming school year. 

Lee Middle School Principal Named Executive Director of Schools 

Farrah GomezSAISD has named Farrah Gomez as an Executive Director of Schools. A San Angelo native, she received a Bachelor of Science degree from Angelo State University and taught for SAISD at Bonham Elementary and Lee Middle School before relocating to south Texas, where she earned a Master of Science degree from Texas A & M, Kingsville. As Pleasanton ISD’s Director of Curriculum focusing on elementary education, she worked closely with curriculum alignment, student performance data, and benchmark interventions.  Prior to serving as Director of Curriculum, she served for five years as the Curriculum and Instructional Specialist for Pleasanton ISD.

Upon her return to SAISD six years ago, she has served as both an elementary and a secondary principal.  Mrs. Gomez served at Fannin Elementary School for three years prior to taking the top post at Lee Middle School, which has been named twice as a Middle School Matters campus, led by Johns Hopkins University and the University of Texas.

Mrs. Gomez and her husband are the parents of two SAISD students.

McGill Principal Rikke Black Named Lee Middle School Principal

Rikke BlackSan Angelo ISD has named Rikke Black, a current SAISD elementary award winning principal, as the new principal at Lee Middle School.  A native of San Angelo, she earned her bachelor's degree at Angelo State University and her master's degree at Sul Ross. Mrs. Black has been employed by San Angelo ISD for the past twenty-two years. She served as a behavior management teacher at Crockett Elementary for eight years, taught at McGill Elementary for six years, and served four years as assistant principal at Reagan Elementary School prior to taking the top post at McGill. 

During her tenure as principal of McGill, Mrs. Black has been responsible for closing the achievement gap in STAAR score testing and has led the campus to be designated by the Texas Education Agency as a Title I High Performing School and High Progress School. 

Mrs. Black and her husband have three children and two grandchildren.