Keri Wittpenn has been selected as the new principal of Jane Long Academy. Wittpenn served HISD for the past 10 years, beginning her career at Westside High School as a Spanish, social studies, and ESL teacher. At Long Academy, Wittpenn served in various roles over the past seven years, including instructional specialist, middle school grade level dean, magnet coordinator, and assistant principal. Most recently at Long Academy, Wittpenn led in the development of the Futures Academy Pharmacy Technician High School Program, expanding Long to a grades six through twelve campus. The high school program aims to equip scholars with an Associate Degree in Allied Health and Science in tandem with a Pharmacy Technician Certificate upon high school graduation. Wittpenn earned her Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University in political science and Spanish, and her Master of Business Administration from Rice University with an emphasis in the Rice University Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP).