Last month, Houston ISD sponsored a meet-and-greet event at Westbury High School to introduce the new principal for Westbury High School, Mr. Jason Catchings has been selected to lead the Westbury High School campus during the 2014-2015 school year.

Mr. Catchings is the former principal of Scarborough High School where he spent the past three years. In addition, he is a 16-year veteran educator and administrator. While at Scarborough, Mr. Catchings placed a strong emphasis on career and technology education, launching the Futures Academy of Network and Computer Administration and the Wal-Mart E-tail/Retail Internship Program, both of which have flourished under his leadership. He was also named HISD New Principal of the Year for the 2011-2012 school year.

Prior to Scarborough High School, Mr. Catchings spent 11 years at Westside High School, where he worked as a tennis coach, school administrator, and business manager. He also spent six months as interim Principal at Revere Middle School.

He double majored in history and kinesiology and earned his degree from Texas A&M University and a Master’s degree in educational leadership from Prairie View A&M University.