Haslet Elementary Principal Michael Griffin has been named the new executive director of elementary education for the northwest school district.Griffin has been the principal of Haslet Elementary School since 2009. Before that, she was the assistant principal at Justin Elementary School and a campus instructional teacher at Haslet Elementary. Her experience spans second-, third- and fifth-grade classrooms in school districts across Texas, Arizona and California.“I am excited to transition into this new leadership role,” Griffin said. “I look forward to supporting each elementary school as we strive to reach our district vision of preparing our students to be future ready.”Griffin, who will begin her new position in July, received a doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University in 2012. She holds a bachelor degree in elementary education from Texas Tech University and a master’s in education from the University of Arizona.Griffin is one of 50 Texas principals selected by Raise Your Hand Texas to participate in a cohort of top public school campus leaders this summer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.She has presented across the state and nation and has been recognized for her leadership in campus professional learning communities.“Michael brings a strong background in educational leadership, professional development and gifted education,” Superintendent Karen Rue said. “Her knowledge, experience and leadership will continue Northwest ISD on the path to ensure all students graduate future ready.