Thursday, August 15, 2013

Spring Branch ISD names new Spring Woods High School principal

Jennifer Parker has been named as the new principal at Spring Woods High School. She has 23 years in Texas education, including 17 years in campus leadership or teaching in Spring Branch ISD.

Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. She also holds a master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas. She began her career teaching social studies at Spring Oaks Middle and Northbrook High schools.

As a teacher, she was involved in Student Council, Model United Nations, Project Prom, curriculum development and campus leadership teams.

For 12 years, beginning in 1996, she worked in SBISD as a middle school principal, associate principal and assistant principal, including two years as the administrative principal at Spring Woods High. From 2004 until 2007, she was Landrum Middle School principal. For the past six years, Jennifer has been coordinating principal at Hastings High School in Alief ISD.

In administration, she has worked with state and federal grants, after school programs, various new teacher programs, curriculum assessment, curriculum TEAMS, gifted and talented instruction, Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum, and community and engagement programs, including mentoring programs. During her career at Hastings High, the campus earned Recognized status through the Texas Education Agency in 2009-2010 and was awarded a $40,000 grant award from the Houston A+ Challenge, a local education-related nonprofit. The high school also co-sponsored professional development sessions, and secured professional artist Amado Pena as a guest speaker for advanced art classes.

At Spring Woods High School, Jennifer plans to be involved in a variety of lifetime learning roles. “In each of these areas, I believe in continuously creating and maintaining diverse opportunities for all our learners so that strong academic foundations and achievements will be accomplished,” she says. “I will look forward to working closely with the students, parents, faculty and staff members that make Spring Woods High such a great place.”

Spring Woods High leadership, faculty and staff are committed to working together to assure that every student is well equipped with the academic and life skills to meet the district goal known as Spring Branch T-2-4. This goal calls for all of our students to successfully complete some form of higher education after graduation – a technical certification, two-year degree, or four-year degree.

Jennifer Parker replaces Lance Stallworth, who will serve as district director of Teaching & Learning.


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