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Meet our Assistant Principals

Nash-Walker Bio PicAssociate Principal of Instruction – Grades PreK-2nd – Mrs. Patricia Nash-Walker

Greetings! It is a privilege and honor to be joining the New Boston Elementary School as the Associate Principal of Curriculum & Instruction. It will be an exciting journey to support the staff and students in reforming the instructional and learning practices to promote student achievement. 

I am a native of Ashdown, Arkansas where I graduated from Ashdown High School in 1999. I received my undergraduate degree, a BS Interdisciplinary Studies -EC-6th (2012) from Texas A&M University – Texarkana. I have also earned three master’s degrees – MS-Curriculum & Instruction (2015), MS-Instructional Technology & Design (2016), and MEd-Education Leadership (2019) from Texas A&M University – Texarkana.

I have spent the last three years as the Elementary Instructional Specialist for New Boston ISD. During my teaching career, I taught 4th grade for three years, 3rd grade for one year, and 1st grade for one year. In my free time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with family. 

I am excited to develop positive relationships with the New Boston ISD community, work with students as they grow, and to support teachers and staff in reaching their greatest potential. I believe a collaborative school environment is key to establishing successful teachers and students. I look forward to meeting each of you and serving the staff, students, and community of New Boston ISD. 

Patricia Nash-Walker

Associate Principal of Curriculum & Instruction




Samuel CostonAssistant Principal – Grades 3-5 – Mr. Samuel Coston

First of all, I am excited to be a New Boston Lion! I know the 2020 school year will be unique, but I view those obstacles more as opportunities to succeed. I am grateful to be part of a team with such a drive and passion for students. 

I am a 2007 Graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, with a BA in Business Administration. While at Ouachita I met my wife, Angela with whom I have three awesome sons: Trent, Moses, and Ambrose. In 2017 I earned an M.Ed. in Education Administration from Texas A&M University-Texarkana.  

As an Educator, I have taught Math, Science, Special Ed. with Bilingual Students, GED Courses, and served as a grade level Assistant Principal. 

I like to spend my free time running, backpacking, or pretending I know how to fish. If I cannot be outdoors, and my kids permit it, I can be found near the coffee while reading. 

Samuel Coston

Assistant Principal





Assistant Principal – Grades PreK-2nd – Mr. Tommy Ray Jr.

Picture of Mr. RayHello, New Boston! I am excited and proud to serve as assistant principal at Oakview Primary. I am looking forward to working with the kids, parents, staff, and community to help foster continuous improvement. 

Born and raised in Simms, I have lived in Bowie county my entire life. My wife, Tabitha, and daughter, Marilyn (NB class of 2020), and I have been New Boston residents for almost 15 years. My career includes 3 years at P.E. Wallace Middle School in Mount Pleasant as an assistant principal, 6 years at DeKalb Middle School as a 5th grade ELAR teacher and coach, and 5 years at Texarkana ISD as a 6th-12th Special Education and ELA teacher at the district’s discipline alternative campus.

I earned my BS in English with teaching certification from Texas A&M-Texarkana(2000), and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Lamar University(2018).

To relax, I enjoy building and driving hot rods, spending time with my family, and hunting/fishing.

Tommy Ray Jr.

Assistant Principal