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Aledo ISD

Three added to Bearcat Leadership Team

District announces hiring of Assistant Superintendent of Student and Community Programs, Assistant Principal at McCall Elementary School, and Early Literacy Specialist


Aledo ISD has named Dr. Ingia Saxton as Assistant Superintendent of Student and Community Programs, Karen May as Assistant Principal at McCall Elementary School, and Audra Ellerbusch as Early Literacy Specialist.

“I am excited to welcome Dr. Saxton to Aledo ISD and onto our Bearcat Leadership Team, and I’m very happy that Mrs. May and Mrs. Ellerbusch will continue important roles in our district with different leadership positions,” Aledo ISD Superintendent Dr. Susan Bohn said. “We are lucky to have all of them as a part of our Bearcat Leadership Team, and I can’t wait to see them work in their new leadership roles.”

Saxton, an Aledo High School alumni, will be the district’s Assistant Superintendent of Student and Community Programs and will begin that role in July. Saxton has been the chief of secondary schools at New Braunfels ISD since 2021. Prior to that, she was the director of district and administrative services at Brock ISD. Saxton also served as the principal at Brock Junior High and Brock Intermediate, and she was a school counselor at Brock Junior High.

Saxton was also a school counselor in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD, assistant principal and counselor at Caddo Grove Elementary in Joshua ISD, and ESL and Science Lab and Learning Lab teacher at Elder Elementary in Joshua ISD.

Saxton has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas, a master’s degree from Tarleton State University and a Ph.D. in educational leadership from TCU.

"I am blessed to have the opportunity to return to my roots in Bearcat Country to step into the role as Assistant Superintendent of Community and Student Programs,” Saxton said. “I look forward to supporting Aledo ISD as we continue to grow while working alongside amazing staff, students, parents, and community members to prepare our students for their future.”

May will be the assistant principal at McCall Elementary School. She has been an assistant principal at McAnally Middle School (and formerly McAnally Intermediate) since 2019. Prior to that, May served as a special education teacher at Hughes Middle School in Burleson ISD and as an English-language arts-reading teacher at Leonard Middle School in Fort Worth ISD. May has a bachelor’s degree from Oral Roberts University and a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.

“I’m so excited to join the McCall family,” May said. “I’ve been so blessed to be a part of McAnally for the last four years, leading and serving through many transitions. This move to McCall brings me back to my first love of elementary education. I will be able to mold young minds and grow greatness at the start of our Bearcats’ educational journey. It’s bittersweet to leave my McCats, but getting to create exceptional experiences for future McAnally McCats is an honor.”

Ellerbusch will serve Aledo ISD as an Early Literacy Specialist. She has been a kindergarten teacher at Vandagriff Elementary School since 2015. Prior to that, Ellerbusch was a Pre-K teacher at a private childcare center and a kindergarten teacher at Ridglea Hills Elementary School in Fort Worth ISD. Ellerbusch also coached volleyball and track at Lake Country Christian School, and she was a before- and after-school teacher and summer Pre-K teacher at Calvary Christian School. Ellerbusch has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas, and she completed the district’s Teacher Leadership Cohort (TLC) in 2022. She is expected to graduate with a master’s of education in curriculum and instruction from Tarleton State University in May of 2024.

“It has been my joy and passion over my 21 years in education to teach young students to read and write,” Ellerbusch said. “I am excited to be stepping into the role of Early Literacy Specialist and can’t wait to support our teachers, staff, and the youngest students of Aledo ISD next year in this new role.”


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