Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Spring Branch ISD Has Recently Named A New Stratford High School Principal

Earlier this year, Robert “Danny” Gex was named as the new principal at Stratford High School. He has 24 years in education, including 12 years in Spring Branch ISD as a teacher and a coach, assistant principal and then associate principal.  

Principal Gex earned his bachelor of science degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M University, and he later earned a master’s degree in educational administration from Prairie View A&M University in 1998. He’s an ABD doctoral candidate in educational administration at Texas A&M University, completing all requirements except the dissertation. He’s also pursuing an MBA, or master’s in business administration, through Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business.

In SBISD, he was a teacher and coach for five years at Spring Forest Middle and Stratford High schools. He later returned to the district in 2007 and was an assistant principal and associate principal at Stratford until being named principal in January. He also was an assistant principal and grade-level principal in Katy ISD and served as director of student affairs and athletic director at Second Baptist School in Houston.

“I’m honored and blessed to have been selected for this position at Stratford High,” Principal Gex said. “I have been a student, teacher and coach at Stratford High School, and I now have my children attending as students. I am both personally and professionally invested in the continued excellence in education, which has always been a tradition at Stratford. I look forward to serving our students, staff and community for many years to come.”

As the new principal, Mr.  Gex is committed to working together with his high school team to assure that every child is well equipped with the academic, social and life skills to meet Spring Branch’s T-2-4 goal for high school graduates.

The T-2-4 goal calls for graduates to successfully complete some form of higher or technical education, such as military training, technical certification, or a two-year or four-year college degree.
Principal Gex holds state certifications in Secondary Physical Education and Health Education (Grades 6- 12), Secondary Biology (Grades 6- 12), and Mid-Management Administration (Prekindergarten-12).

Danny has been married for more than 20 years to his wife, Michelle. They have four daughters ranging in age from 17 to 10, His two oldest daughters are Stratford High students and participate in the school’s Spartanaires drill team and soccer program.

He replaced longtime Principal Chris Juntti, who now serves as SBISD Executive Director of Operations.


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