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2016-17 Administrative Appointments

August 16, 2016

The following administrative appointments as recommended by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Binggeli were announced at the August 16 school board meeting. Additional appointments for the 2016-17 school year were announced at the May 17 and June 7 school board meetings.

District Administrators

Secondary School Principals

Secondary School Assistant Principals

Secondary Administrative Interns

Elementary School Assistant Principals

Elementary Administrative Interns

Approved administrative appointments as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools to be effective on July 1, 2016.

District Administrators

Photo - Ashley Helm, husband David and sons Levi and Hunter

Ashley Helms with husband David (left) and sons Levi and Hunter

Ashley Helms
Director for Professional Learning

Education

Master of Education, 2009, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, TX
Bachelor of Science, 2002, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, TX

Experience

Little Elm ISD
2015 - 2016 Director for Professional Learning and Advanced Academics
2013 - 2015 Coordinator of English Language Arts and Reading

Gainesville ISD
2012 - 2013 Gainesville High School, Instructional Support

Denton ISD
2007 - 2012 Guyer High School, Teacher

Sanger ISD
2002 - 2007 Sanger High School, Teacher

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Photo - Bill McLaughlin and wife Sherry

Bill McLaughlin and wife Sherry

William (Bill) McLaughlin
Director for Employee Recruitment and Retention

Education

Master of Education, 2003, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Bachelor of Science, 1992, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Experience

Plano ISD
2013 - 2016 Shepton High School, Principal
2007 - 2013 Renner Middle School, Principal
2004 - 2007 Renner Middle School, Assistant Principal
2002 - 2004 Schimelpfenig Middle School, Administrative Intern
1998 - 2002 Frankford Middle School, Teacher

Coppell ISD
1997 - 1998 Coppell Middle School, Teacher

Bellevue Public Schools
1993 - 1997 Mission Middle School, Teacher

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Secondary Principals

Jeffrey Banner, Shepton High School Principal – wife Elizabeth; children Colton and Cambry

Jeffrey Banner, wife Elizabeth and their children Colton and Cambry

Jeffrey Banner
Shepton High School, Principal

Education

Master of Education, 2012, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Master of Science, 2005, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Bachelor of Science, 2003, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Experience

Plano ISD
2013 - 2016 Jasper High School, Assistant Principal
2011 - 2013 Frankford Middle School, Administrative Intern
2008 - 2011 Frankford Middle School, Athletic Director
2006 - 2008 Frankford Middle School, Teacher

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Photo - Melissa Blank, husband Devin, daughters Sophie, Charlotte and Mia with friend Katie Loftus

Melissa Blank with husband Devin, daughters (l-r) Sophie, Charlotte, Mia and family friend Katie Loftus

Melissa Blank
Armstrong Middle School, Principal

Education

Master of Education, 2012, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
Master of Arts, 2000, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX
Bachelor of Arts, 1997, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Experience

Plano ISD
2015 - 2016 Shepton High School, Assistant Principal
2014 - 2015 Vines High School, Administrative Intern

Allen ISD
2012 - 2014 Allen High School, College and Career Center Coordinator
2007- 2012 Allen High School, Testing Coordinator
2002 -2006 Allen High School, Teacher

Arlington ISD
2001 - 2002 James Bowie High School, Teacher

Other
2000 St. Mary’s University, Adjunct Faculty

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Photo - Matthew Conrad, wife Rebecca, children Campbell and Catherine

Mathew Conrad, wife Rebecca and their children Campbell and Catherine

Matthew Conrad
Murphy Middle School, Principal


Education

Master of Education, 2012, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Bachelor of Science, 2005, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Experience

Plano ISD
2013 - 2016 Shepton High School, Assistant Principal
2012 - 2013 Haggard Middle School, Administrative Intern
2006 - 2012 Haggard Middle School, Teacher

Richardson ISD
2006 Lake Highlands Junior High School and Lake Highlands Freshmen Center, Teacher


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Secondary Assistant Principals

Photo - Skip Gragert (center) with Robinson Principal Billie Jean Lee and Assistant Principal Libby DeLeon

Skip Gragert with Robinson Middle School Principal Billie-Jean Lee (left) and Assistant Principal Libby DeLeón

Michael (Skip) Gragert
Robinson Middle School, Assistant Principal

Education

Master of Human Relations, 2004, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Bachelor of Arts, 2001, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Experience

Dallas ISD
2014 - 2016 Department of Evaluation and Assessment, School Leadership Academic Facilitator

Other
2013 - 2016 The College Board, Instructional Leadership Consultant
Public Charter School
2011 - 2014 IDEA Public Schools, ELA Curriculum Coordinator
2010 - 2011 IDEA Public Schools, Teacher

Dallas ISD
2006 - 2010 Conrad High School, Teacher

Other
2008 - 2009 Brookhaven College, Adjunct Writing Professor

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Photo - Tawn King, mother Carolyn Miller, sister Toni King and niece Zakiyah Johnson

Tawn King (2nd from right), with (l-r) sister Toni King, mother Carolyn Miller and niece Zakiyah Johnson

Tawn King
Shepton High School, Assistant Principal

Education

Master of Education, 2000, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
Bachelor of Science, 1995, Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS

Experience

Shelby County Schools
2012-2016 Messick Career & Technology Center, Assistant Principal

McKinney ISD
2005 - 2012 McKinney North High School, Assistant Principal

Claiborne County Public School
2004 - 2005 District K-12 Curriculum Coordinator

Frisco ISD
2002 - 2004 Frisco High School, Teacher

McKinney ISD
2001 - 2002 McKinney High School, Teacher

Plano ISD
2000 - 2001 Jasper High School, Teacher

Dallas ISD
1996 - 2000 High School Teacher

Claiborne County Public School
1995 -1996 Port Gibson High School, Teacher

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photo Chase Vaughn and wife Chealsea

Chase Vaughn and wife Chelsea

Christopher (Chase) Vaughn
Jasper High School, Assistant Principal

Education

Master of Education, 2011, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Bachelor of Arts, 2007,University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

Experience

Lago Vista ISD
2015 - 2016 Lago Vista High School, Teacher, DAEP/ISS Coordinator

Mesquite ISD
2013 - 2015 Poteet High School, Teacher

Coppell ISD
2009 - 2013 Coppell Middle School North, Teacher
2008 - 2009 Coppell High School, Teacher

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Linda Washington (center in blue), daughter LaTasha Anyona (left), grandson JaMarquis (in red), son Jarbari and husband Bernard

Linda Washington
Haggard Middle School, Assistant Principal

Education

Master of Education, 2015, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Bachelor of Science, 2008, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

Experience

Mansfield ISD
2014 - 2016 Asa Low Intermediate School, Administrative Intern
2009 - 2016 Asa Low Intermediate School, Teacher
2008 - 2009 Della Icenhower Intermediate School, Teacher

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Approved administrative appointment as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools to be effective on August 11, 2016.

Secondary Administrative Intern

Photo - David Jones, wife Ashley, children Garrett, Lyla Mae and Clara

David Jones, wife Ashley, children Lyla Mae and Garrett (standing) and Clara

David Jones
Shepton High School, Administrative Intern

Education

Master of Education, 2008, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Bachelor of Art, 2007, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Experience

Plano ISD
2014 - 2016 Plano East Senior High School, Teacher
2011 - 2014 Jasper High School, Teacher
2007 - 2011 Renner Middle School, Teacher

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Approved administrative appointments as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools to be effective on July 1, 2016.

Elementary School Assistant Principals

Photo - family friend Beverly Ridley; son Sebastian; Carolina Armstrong; husband Jim

Carolina Armstrong (center in red), with son Sebastian, husband Jim and family friend Beverly Ridley (far left)

Carolina Armstrong
Barksdale Elementary School, Assistant Principal

Education

Master of Education, 2014, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Master of Bilingual Education, 2010, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Master of Arts, 2006, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Bachelor of Arts, 2003, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Experience

Dallas ISD
2014 - 2016 Stevens Park Elementary School, Assistant Principal
2013 - 2014 Leadership Development Fellows Academy, Principal Fellow
2013 - 2013 J.L. Long Middle School, Program Development Specialist
2008 - 2013 Multi-Language Enrichment Department, Teacher
2012 - 2013 S.S. Conner Elementary School, Teacher
2006 - 2012 Urban Park Elementary School, Campus Instructional Leadership Team Representative

Other
2006 Nova Language Consultants, Teacher

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Photo - Kimberly Backwell husband Arthur; daughter Myrical; and parents Imogene and Arthur Beasley

Kimberly Blackwell (center), husband Arthur; daughter Myrical (left); and parents Imogene and Arthur Beasley (right)

Kimberly Blackwell
Thomas Elementary School, Assistant Principal

Education

Master of Education, 2009, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX
Bachelor of Science, 2001, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

Experience

Plano ISD
2015 -2016 Hedgcoxe and Miller Elementary Schools, Administrative Intern

Garland ISD
2012 - 2015 O’Banion Middle School, Teacher

Dallas ISD
2010 - 2012 Francisco Medrano Middle School, Teacher
2009 - 2010 Francisco Medrano Middle School, Administrative Intern
2008 - 2009 Francisco Medrano Middle School, Teacher
2006 - 2008 Stephen Foster Elementary School, Teacher

Photo- Kristen Fisler, daughter Grace and husband Brian

Kristen Fislar (center) with daughter Grace and husband Brian

Kristen Fislar
Weatherford Elementary School, Assistant Principal

Education

Master of Arts, 2008, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
Bachelor of Science, 1988, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

Experience

Plano ISD
2015 - 2016 Bethany and Skaggs Elementary Schools, Administrative Intern
2010 - 2015 Memorial Elementary School, Teacher

Nelson Ridge School District
2008 - 2010 Nelson Ridge Elementary School, Teacher


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Photo - Linda Higbee and Helen Greer

Linda Higbee (right) with Helen Greer

Linda Higbee
Daffron Elementary School, Assistant Principal

Education

Master of Educational Administration, 2007, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Master of Education, 2001, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Bachelor of Arts, 1977, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Experience

Plano ISD
2009 - 2015 Christie Elementary School, Teacher
1992 - 2008 Brinker Elementary School, Teacher

Other
1977 - 1979 Spokane Guilds’ School & Neuromuscular Center, Teacher

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Photo - Chris Lillie and wife Courtney

Chris Lillie with wife Courtney

Christopher (Chris) Lillie
Shepard Elementary School, Assistant Principal

Education

Master of Education, 2015, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Bachelor of Arts, 2006, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

Experience

Plano ISD
2015 - 2016 Beverly and Wyatt Elementary Schools, Administrative Intern
2010 - 2015 Christie Elementary and Plano East Senior High Schools, Teacher

Coppell ISD
2009 - 2010 Coppell High School, Teacher

Plano ISD
2006 - 2009 Hendrick Middle School, Teacher

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Photo - Veola Neal and daughter Asia

Veola Neal with daughter Asia

Veola Neal
Boggess Elementary School, Assistant Principal

Education

Master of Education, 2012, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Master of Science, 2006, Texas A&M University – Commerce, Commerce, TX
Master of Education, 2003, Texas A&M University – Commerce, Commerce, TX
Bachelor of Science, 1999, Texas A&M University – Commerce, Commerce, TX

Experience

Plano ISD
2015 - 2016 Harrington and Shepard Elementary Schools, Administrative Intern

Dallas ISD
2008 - 2015 Leila P. Cowart Elementary School, Counselor
2007 - 2008 Richard Lagow Elementary School, Counselor
2001 - 2007 Richard Lagow Elementary School, Teacher

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Photo - Jana Prince, son Elijah and husband Jerome

Jana Prince, son Elijah and husband Jerome

Jana Prince
Mendenhall Elementary School, Assistant Principal

Education

Master of Education, 2004, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO
Bachelor of Science, 2001, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Experience

Garland ISD
2010-2016 Handley Elementary School, Assistant Principal
2010-2014 Beaver Technology Center, Assistant Principal

Plano ISD
2006-2010 Gulledge Elementary School, Teacher
Dolton-Riverdale School District 148
2005-2006 Park Elementary School, Teacher

Parkway School District
2002-2005 Bellerive Elementary School, Teacher

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Photo - Jennifer Wells, husband Carl and parents Suzann and John Oliver

Jennifer Wells with husband Carl (left) and parents Suzann and John Oliver (right)

Jennifer Wells
Meadows Elementary School, Assistant Principal

Education

Master of Education, 2013, Texas A&M University - Commerce, Commerce, TX
Bachelor of Science, 1993, Texas A&M University - Commerce, Commerce, TX

Experience

Plano ISD
2015 - 2016 Hughston and Saigling Elementary Schools, Administrative Intern

Allen ISD
2014 - 2015 Curtis Middle School, Coordinator
2010 - 2014 Curtis Middle School, Teacher

Lone Oak ISD
2003 - 2010 Lone Oak Middle School, Teacher, Coordinator

Commerce ISD
2000 - 2003 A.C. Williams Elementary School, Teacher
1992 - 2000 Commerce Elementary School, Teacher

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Approved administrative appointments as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools to be effective on August 11, 2016.

Elementary Administrative Interns

Maria GAllastegui and daughter Laura

Maria Gallástegui and daughter Laura

Maria Gallástegui
Hedgcoxe and Miller Elementary Schools, Administrative Intern

Education

Master of Education, 2010, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Bachelor of Arts, 1984, Instituto Technologico de Monterrey, Mexico City, Mexico

Experience

Plano ISD
1998-2016 Mendenhall Elementary School, Teacher

McKinney ISD
1995-1998 Glen Oaks Elementary School, Teacher

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Photo - Ashala Foppe-Morris, mother Mitzi Foppe, son Austyn Rhymes and husband Danzell Morris

Ashala Foppé-Morris (right) with mother Mitzi Foppé, son Austyn Rhymes and husband Danzell Morris

Ashala Foppé-Morris, Administrative Intern
Harrington and Hughston Elementary Schools

Education

Master of Arts, 2006, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
Bachelor of Arts, 2001, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA

Experience

Plano ISD
2007 - 2016 Brinker Elementary School, Counselor

Dallas ISD
2004 - 2007 Stevens Park Elementary School, Teacher

Garland ISD
2001 - 2003 Webb Middle School, Teacher

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Photo - Michelle Moses-Meeks, husband Kenneth and daughter Taylor

Michelle Moses-Meeks (center), with husband Kenneth and daughter Taylor

Michelle Moses-Meeks
Beverly and Wyatt Elementary Schools, Administrative Intern

Education

Master of Education, 2013, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX
Bachelor of Arts, 1990, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

Experience

Plano ISD
2008 - 2016 Haun Elementary School, Gifted Specialist/PACE
2005 - 2008 Skaggs Elementary School, Teacher

Atlanta Public Schools
1992 - 1995 Clara Maxwell Pitts Elementary School, Teacher
1990 - 1992 Fowler Elementary School, Teacher

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Photo - Dara Villalpando, husband Ryan and daughters Nina and Eva

Dara Villalpando, husband Ryan and daughters Nina and Eva (l-r)

Dara Villalpando
Bethany and Skaggs Elementary Schools, Administrative Intern

Education

Master of Education, 2008, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Bachelor of Science, 2003, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Experience

Plano ISD
2014 - 2016 Jackson Elementary, Title I Teacher
2005 - 2014 Shepard Elementary, Teacher

Bryan ISD
2003 - 2004 Navarro Elementary School, Teacher

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