Mrs. Buchanan, Principal

Karla Buchanan

Hello Washington Avenue Roadrunners, my name is Karla Buchanan. I am your new principal here at Washington Avenue. I have been in education for over 23 years. I received my Bachelor’s degree from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Then I received my Master’s Degree in Administration from ENMU, Portales. I spent 21 years in the classroom teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. I have taught summer school for K-5 students and 6-8 students. I was Literacy Coach for Roswell Independent School District for two years. Then, I became the Assistant Principal at Military Heights in January of 2020. I am originally from Oklahoma and have lived in Roswell for over 11 years. I am married to James Buchanan, Science Director and teacher, at ENMU-Roswell. I have 2 Bassett Hounds, Charlie and Bella, and 1 miniature Dachshund, Spanky.

I am excited to work with the families and educators at Washington Avenue. Washington Avenue teachers work hard to provide a quality education. I have seen their commitment and dedication during this unprecedented time.

I want to thank you all for welcoming me to Washington Ave. I look forward to working with everyone to provide the best education for Washington Avenue students.


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