Monday, August 25, 2014
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Principal/School Director Appointments
Lisa Weir will be the Principal at Memorial High School. Lisa has served for 17 years inside SBISD as a teacher, assistant principal and principal at Memorial Middle School. She replaces William Lakin who has retired.
Dave Parker will be the Principal at Memorial Middle School, replacing Lisa Weir who is now principal at Memorial High. Dave has served 15 years inside SBISD as a teacher and Assistant Principal at two district high schools. He has served in several key roles with the district’s summer secondary programs.
Patricia Thomas has been named to the new role of Executive Principal at both Landrum Middle School and Ridgecrest Elementary School. Patricia has served 15 years in SBISD as a special education teacher, school improvement specialist, assistant principal and principal. Since January, she has served as Interim Principal at Landrum Middle, site of the district SKY Partnership with the KIPP Courage charter program.
Jeremy Jones has been named the new Director for the YES Prep at Northbrook Middle charter student program. Jeremy has 11 years in education, including instructional positions with Teach for America and YES Prep, and principal/ administrative positions also with YES Prep and the Achievement School District in Tennessee. He replaces Cendie Stanford who has retired.
Pamela Pennington has been named the new Principal at Woodview Elementary School. Pamela begins principal duties after 17 years in SBISD as a teacher, a diagnostician, and an instructional specialist. She served the past four years as assistant principal at Bunker Hill Elementary School. She replaces Neda Scanlan who has retired.
Sherri Lawson is moving from Manager to SBISD Director of Transportation. She has worked inside the SBISD Transportation Dept. for 14 years as an administrative manager, and has 28 years total in Texas public education.
Cathie Robinson has been named Executive Director of To and Through, which will include oversight of secondary counselors, registrars, academic advisors and all initiatives focused on increasing numbers of students going to and through higher education.
Lance Stallworth is moving from Director of Curriculum and Instruction to Executive Director of Curriculum and Teacher Development. He will work with Lead I-Coaches and Campus I-Coaches, as well as in areas ranging from Program of Studies and Grading to Summer School.
Elliott Witney will serve as Executive Director of Strategic Leadership and Innovation. His change of title reflects a new role in oversight of all leadership development in the district. He will continue to oversee strategic initiatives and innovation, in addition to added duties.
Steve Shorter has been selected as the Executive Director of Student Instructional Services. Steve has more than 20 years experience with Spring Branch ISD. He served the last four years as Director of Recruiting and Staff Placement in the Human Resources Department.
Allison Tennyson has been named Benefits Manager in the Human Resources Department. Allison was the Director of Human Resources with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in Atlanta. A former student and graduate of Spring Branch ISD schools, she attended Terrace Elementary, Spring Oaks Middle School and Spring Woods High School. She replaces Amanda Kirshman who has resigned.
Rachel Martinez returns to SBISD this fall as Principal in Residence at Spring Shadows Elementary School. Rachel previously served as Assistant Principal at Treasure Forest, and was serving as the Principal at Port Houston Elementary School in HISD.
Kristi Avalos has been selected as the Assistant Principal at Spring Branch Elementary School. Kristi has 13 years experience with Spring Branch ISD where she served as a Teacher, Intervention Specialist and ESOL Consultant at Spring Branch Elementary. Kristi replaces Millie Alvarez who resigned to accept a position in another school district.
Dawn Cole has rejoined SBISD as the Associate Principal at Memorial High School. Dawn is currently the Instructional Coach at KIPP Houston High School. She is replacing Mindy Munoz, who has resigned.
Doris Gates has been named Assistant Principal at Spring Oaks Middle School. Doris has more than 15 years experience in education. She moves to Spring Oaks Middle after serving as the Instructional and Campus Improvement Specialist with the District. Doris replaces Tai Shan Jackson, who has resigned.
Robert Gonzalez has been named the Assistant Principal at Spring Oaks Middle School. Robert has more than 15 years experience in education. Robert moves to this position from Head Band Director at Northbrook High School. He replaces Michael Schwartz who has resigned.
Hillary Hiler has been named Assistant Principal at Memorial Middle School. Hillary was a teacher at Memorial High School for the past nine years. She replaces Michael Stokebrand who is new Assistant Principal at Memorial High School.
Katie Kavanagh has been named Assistant Principal at Spring Woods High School. Katie has 10 years experience with SBISD. She served the last 2 years as a Teacher Recruiter in the Human Resources Department. She replaces Candice Ayala who has accepted another position in the District.
Kendra O’Keefe has been selected as Assistant Principal at Northbrook High School. She has been a teacher in Katy ISD since 2006 and was serving at James E. Taylor High School.
Erika Rodriguez will be the new Assistant Principal at Bunker Hill Elementary School. Erika previously worked as the Interdisciplinary Instructional Coach at Thornwood Elementary School. She is replacing Pamela Pennington who is the new Principal at Woodview Elementary School.
Michael Stokebrand has been selected as Assistant Principal at Memorial High School. He was serving as an Assistant Principal at Memorial Middle School.
Gregory Tammen has been named Assistant Principal at Spring Woods Middle School. Gregory has 18 years experience in Education and has also worked at Lamar CISD where he served as a teacher for the past three years. He replaces Eric Mullens who resigned to accept a position in Hempstead ISD.
Natalia Fernandez has been selected as Administrative Intern for the System of Care in the SBISD Administration and Operations Department. Natalia has 6 years of experience in education. She previously worked at Teach for America as the Manager for Teacher Leadership Development.
Rusty Graham has joined SBISD as Senior Writer in the Community Relations and Communications Departments. Rusty served as editor of the Memorial Examiner newspaper for many years, and he knows SBISD’s schools, programs and people very well.