Maus Middle School

Chakosha Powell

Chakosha Powell, principal of Maus Middle School, joined FISD in 2014 from Richardson ISD.  She has 20 years of experience as a public educator which includes being a math teacher, coach, and athletic coordinator.  She has served in a leadership position for the last 10 years with experience as assistant principal, intern and summer school administrator. Her bachelor's degree is from South Carolina State University, her master's degrees are from Stephen F. Austin State University and the University of Texas at Arlington.  She most recently earned her Educational Specialist degree from Grand Canyon University.  

In addition to being a life-long learner, she is a wife and mother of two children, both enrolled in FISD. Mrs. Powell enjoys coaching and attending sporting events and serving in her church. 




Gloria Gage

With over 25 years of experience in education, Gloria Gage has been an assistant principal of Libby Cash Maus Middle School since it opened in 2010. Prior to her current position,  Mrs. Gage was a classroom teacher for 20+ years, the last 4 of those in FISD at Liberty High School where she also served as Department Chair of LOTE (Languages Other Than English). She taught Spanish and Social Studies at the middle and high school levels for 23 years in 6 schools in Texas and Florida. She has a bachelor’s degree from Texas A & M University and a master’s degree from Texas Woman's University.






IMG_0032Ms. Williams values education and loves the fact that she gets to come to work each day to make a difference in the lives of students. She is ecstatic about moving into the role of Assistant Principal at Maus Middle  School, where she has proudly served as the Science Instructional Coach and a 7th grade science teacher for the past three years.  She is looking forward to continuing to build on relationships with students and families that she has been able to establish over the years.

Prior to joining the Mountain Lion family, Ms. Williams assisted with opening Vandeventer Middle School where she worked as a science teacher and grade level team leader.  Her educational experience includes a bachelor’s degree in education with a concentration in math and science from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of North Texas.  Outside of  school, Ms. Williams enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, watching movies, and serving at her church.