The Northwest ISD Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Patricia Lutkenhaus as the new principal of Gene Pike Middle School at the June 28 school board meeting.
Mrs. Lutkenhaus, currently serving as assistant principal at the same school, will begin her new role in mid-July, filling the vacancy left by Chris Jones who transitioned to Ponder ISD.
Mrs. Lutkenhaus has served Northwest ISD for the past eight years, first at Chisholm Trail Middle School before joining the Pike faculty as the campus instructional teacher in 2015. During that time, she has been nominated three times for the Teacher of the Year award, earning the honor in 2017. She has 21 years of educational experience.