Osborne named new Victory Place @ Coppell principal


Angelina Liu

On July 7, the Coppell Board of Trustees approved Coppell High School assistant principal Cindi Osborne as the new principal of Victory Place @ Coppell. Osborne replaces outgoing principal Jeff Minn, who is now in Frisco ISD.

Akhila Gunturu, Executive News Editor

On July 7, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees named Cindi Osborne as the new principal of Victory Place @ Coppell principal. Osborne replaces Jeff Minn, who is leaving for an administrative position at Frisco ISD. 

“I’m just excited for the opportunity,” Osborne said. “I know it’s a privilege to be able to be named as a principal in our district and specifically on this campus, the educators are outstanding. The culture here is amazing, and I look forward to continuing that legacy.”

Osborne transitions to Victory Place after spending four years as an assistant principal at Coppell High School. Prior to coming to CISD, she worked at Frisco ISD for 20 years, with positions ranging from a fifth grade teacher to an assistant principal.

“I am so excited for her,” Coppell High School associate principal Melissa Arnolds said. “I actually got the opportunity to interview her [for her position at CHS]. And I remember when she walked in I thought she had great confidence, she was very passionate and her love for kids really went above and beyond Just knowing the type of person that she is, she is a perfect fit to be the principal of Victory Place.”  

In the 2021-22 school year, Osborne plans to continue supporting the programs at Victory Place and introducing supplemental aspects, such as additional mentors or job shadowing opportunities. Victory Place hosts the Turning Point program, which is for students who wish to graduate early, and the Compass program, which is for students with behavioral issues. 

“I would like to work at building those connections in the community so once [students] are finished [at Victory Place], if they’re ready to step into the workforce, then they’ve got connections to be able to go immediately and have some of that training,” Osborne said. 

Osborne also wants to ensure that students are building quality relationships with each other and faculty, citing the pandemic as a reason. 

“Our top priority is making sure that our students are safe mentally and physically,” Osborne said. “And then ensuring that we’ve got those relationships built so if we’ve got a student who is needing some additional support, they’re able to come to us, and then we are going to do everything we can to help support them and move through this difficult time in our world.”

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