By Michael Clarke | Assistant Copy Editor
Senior Assistant Principal Chakosha Powell announced at the annual “pass-down” pep rally on April 4, that she will leave Pearce at the end of this school year. In an interview with Mrs. Powell, she said the decision was due to how her daily commute has begun to affect her family life.
“For quite a while it was like, okay, mommy is just going to work,” Mrs. Powell said. “But now with my kids being 5 and 8, involved with activities at school, my daily 50-minute commute to Pearce has started having an effect.”
Mrs. Powell lives in Frisco and was recently given the opportunity to be an assistant principal at the city’s new Frisco Independence High School.
“To be able to set the culture, being one of the first people ever to walk into the building is an exciting opportunity,” Mrs. Powell said.
Mrs. Powell has been in education for 17 years, working at Westwood Junior High School, Richardson High School, Liberty Junior High and J.J. Pearce.
In Mrs. Powell’s 13 years at Pearce, she has been the senior principal for seven years.
“I like working with seniors because they are at a crucial time in their life,” Mrs. Powell said, “a point in which they make a definitive, impactful choices.”
“Mrs. Powell definitely has the greatest school spirit when involved in pep rallies or other Pearce events. She definitely takes pride in working at a school like Pearce,” senior Jose Aranda said.
Mrs. Powell enjoys her position in aiding seniors.
“I like helping them see the big picture, not just what their friends or family expect them to do, but what they truly enjoy,” Mrs. Powell said.
“Mrs. Powell has done great as our senior principal and will be missed,” senior Mitch Koenigsberg said