Paul M. Kienlen is the Principal at the Pre-K Academy at West Avenue, opening in August 2019. He has worked in the field of education for 22 years. Most recently, he was an Assistant Center Director with Pre-K 4 SA, having worked at both the West and East centers. He worked previously in North East ISD as the Assistant Principal at Steubing Ranch Elementary and Walzem Elementary. Prior to his service with NEISD, he helped to facilitate the implementation of the dual language program at four campuses in Northside ISD. His experience as a bilingual and dual language classroom teacher began in El Paso, Texas in 1997. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. His Master’s Degree in Educational Management and Development was granted at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. He is currently enrolled in the doctoral program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at UTSA. He is married with four children. He is fluently bilingual in Spanish and English. He looks forward to serving the students and community with this exciting new venture in NEISD!