PfISD announces Ajibola principal at Dessau Middle School

May 8, 2020

Pflugerville ISD Superintendent Dr. Doug Killian has announced the hire of Lacey Ajibola as principal of Dessau Middle School. Ajibola returns to the district she has spent most of her career in after a short stint in Garland ISD. She will begin her duties leading the Diamondbacks this summer. 

Since 2019, Ajibola has served as principal at the Pathfinder Achievement Center in Garland ISD. As principal of the PAC, Ajibola led the way to establish learning goals and performance objectives for students and teachers. She worked with her staff to collaboratively develop campus intervention plans and promoted school-wide initiatives to improve campus climate and culture.

Prior to leading the Pathfinder Achievement Center, Ajibola was an assistant principal with PfISD at Hendrickson High School from 2016-19. She also served PfISD as a behavior specialist for one year and began her teaching career at Connally High School where she spent eight years. After her time at Connally, Ajibola was assistant principal at Dobie College Prep Academy in Austin ISD for one year before her stint at Hendrickson. 

“I am so excited to return to Pflugerville ISD where I have spent much of my career in education,” Ajibola said. “I am thankful for the opportunity to lead Dessau Middle School and use my previous experience to help shape the lives of the students there.” 

Throughout her career, Ajibola has made numerous presentations on restorative practices and how to reshape behavior through social and emotional learning. It is her experience in these areas and her passion for teaching the whole student, mentally, emotionally, and socially that Killian believes sets her apart.

“We are happy to welcome Lacey back to PfISD. She impacted so many students when she was here before and I know she will do so again as the next principal at Dessau Middle School,” Killian said. “She has a passion for social and emotional learning that can truly inspire students and I look forward to seeing how she can lead our Diamondbacks on their educational journey.” 

Ajibola earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from Texas A&M University in 2002 and then earned her teacher certification in special education in 2006. She returned to A&M to earn a master’s degree in educational human resources development in 2011 and is currently on track to complete her educational doctorate in organizational leadership from Abilene Christian University in 2023.