Edmun Selected to lead Collegiate Academy and High School and new STEM Center

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John Edmun Named Principal of Collegiate Academy and High School and STEM Center

(CEDAR HILL, TEXAS) The Cedar Hill Independent School District Board of Trustees voted on Thursday night to hire John Edmun as Principal of Collegiate Academy and High School and Dr. Peggy M. Wilson STEM Center, effective immediately.

“John Edmun is a consummate professional and someone who will build upon the success at Collegiate Academy and High School,” Cedar Hill ISD Superintendent Dr. Gerald Hudson said. “We are fortunate to have a campus leader of his caliber in our district.”

Edmun served as Principal of Plummer Elementary School from 2019 to this month. He previously served as an Assistant Principal at Plummer. Hudson said that Plummer Assistant Principal Phyllis Phillips will be the Acting Principal until the district hires a permanent principal.

Edmun will be responsible for overseeing the sixth through 12th grade portion of the district’s Collegiate Pathway. Collegiate High School graduates earn an Associate’s Degree from Dallas College-Cedar Valley at the same time that they receive their high school diplomas.

Inaugural Class of STEM Center Begins On August 12

On August 12, CHISD will welcome its inaugural class to the new Dr. Peggy M. Wilson STEM Center. As part of the district wide STEMspired initiative, the new STEM Center will deliver high quality educational opportunities to scholars. Edmun will lead and help open the new Center. It will share the building at 1515 Beltline with Collegiate Academy and High School.

Edmun succeeds Collegiate Pathway Chancellor Heath Koenig, who was promoted to CHISD’s Director of Assessment and Accountability. Koenig oversaw the Collegiate Pathway’s Pre-K through 12 programs, but the position was recently modified as Dr. Xavier Lewis is the new Principal of Collegiate Prep, the Pathway’s Pre-K through 5 Campus.

A Dallas native, Edmun has two Master’s Degrees, in Special Education (Texas A&M University in 2012) and in Education Administration (Prairie View A&M in 2010). He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University in 2008.

Prior to arriving at CHISD, Edmun served as an Assistant Principal at a middle school in Cypress Fairbanks ISD, just northwest of Houston, from 2015-2018. He has experience at both the elementary and secondary levels.