Dr. Keith Moore may be sitting in a new chair, but the position fits like a pair of old shoes. Moore was recently assigned to serve as Interim Principal for Corsicana High School, and he’s no stranger to being in the principal’s chair.

Previously, he was an elementary principal in Arkansas, a high school principal at Kerens, and an assistant principal at Collins Middle School, and that doesn’t include his time in the classroom or his experience as CISD’s Technology Director or Director of Secondary Curriculum and Advanced Academics

“I am honored to serve as Interim Principal,” Moore told faculty and staff on Monday in the CHS choir room. “I had class in this very room and walked these halls. And I take pride in CHS. I am here to work with (faculty and staff) to make your school the best environment for every student.”

Moore was a 1988 CHS graduate and moved to Corsicana at the age of 12. His parents both taught at CISD for over 20 years. Now, Moore’s wife is a diagnostician at Bowie and Fannin and both his daughters attend school in CISD.

“Whether I was in town or on the road for a football game, I was proud to be a student at Corsicana High School,” Moore said. “I want our graduates today to have that same pride in their school.

“I’m excited about this opportunity. I’ve lived here, walked these hallways, and know that CISD is full of excellent faculty and staff,” Moore said. “I plan on applying for the position when it is opened up to applicants. I want to see the plans we’re making now through to next year and continue to build on that for years to come.”

Executive Director of Human Resources Marcia Kirk said the position would be open for applicants soon. “The administration’s loss is the high school’s gain,” Kirk said. “Keith is a highly qualified administrator, and we expect great things from him.”

Moore replaced Principal Rick Larkin, who has been reassigned to the administration building and will be retiring in December. While he may be new to CHS, Moore’s CISD shoes are well worn.

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