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New Administrators Appointed
for 2013-14 School Year

Updated August 7, 2013

At school board meetings in May, June and August, several new administrative appointments were announced by Superintendent Richard Matkin. The following administrators will assume new duties for the 2013-14 school year. Their photos were taken at school board meetings this spring and summer.

Elementary School Administrators

Secondary School Administrators

District Administrator

Elementary School Administrators

Ronnie Cantú, Memorial ES Assistant Principal


Ronnie Cantú, Memorial Elementary assistant principal, with Andrea Jaramillo, Forman Elementary third grade teacher.

Master of Education, University of North Texas
Bachelor of Science, University of Texas at Austin

Plano ISD
2012-2013 - Multilingual Services, Curriculum Specialist - Newcomers
2007-2012 - Forman ES Teacher

Pflugerville ISD
2004-2007 - Copperfield ES Teacher


Andrea Cockrell, Jackson ES Principal

BS and MEd., University of North Texas

Dallas ISD
2010-2013 Withers ES Principal

Plano ISD
2009-2010 - Weatherford ES Assistant Principal
2007-2009 - Sigler ES Assistant Principal
2003-2007 - Wyatt ES Teacher
1999-2001 - Haggar and Beverly ES Teacher

Alief ISD
1995-1998 - Heflin ES Teacher

Garland ISD
1993-1995 - Hillside Academy Teacher


Cynthia Hentges, Hickey ES Assistant Principal

Master of Educational Leadership, UT Arlington, Arlington TX

2008-2013 - Rice MS Academic Support Teacher
2000-2008 - Rice MS Teacher
1993-2000 - Hedgcoxe ES Teacher

Urbana Schools, IL
1978-1981 - Prairie ES Teacher


Joy Lovell, Andrews ES Principal

Master of Music, 2000, University of North Texas
Bachelor of Music, 1997, Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX

Plano ISD
2010-2013 - Jackson ES Assistant Principal
2008-2010 - Frankford MS Administrative Intern
2007-2008 - Rasor ES Teacher
2006-2007 - Bethany ES Teacher

Richardson ISD
2005-2006 - Spring Valley ES Teacher

Irving ISD
2002-2003 - Lorenzo de Zavala MS Teacher
2000-2002 - John R. Good ES Teacher

Ector County ISD
1997-1998 - Nimitz Jr.H Teacher


Jana Sandall, Rasor ES Assistant Principal

janaJana with Derlys Aguilera

BS and MA, Texas A&M University Commerce

Plano ISD
2005-2013 - Forman ES Teacher

Commerce ISD
2004-2005 - Summit School Teacher


Laurie Taylor, Shepard ES Principal

Master Ed, Texas A&M University Commerce
Bachelor of Science, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL

Richardson ISD
2009-2013 - Merriman Park ES Principal
2008-2009 - Forest Lane Academy Assistant Principal
2007-2008 - Language Arts Cluster Specialist
2005-2007 - Science Cluster Specialist
2002-2005 - Richardson Heights ES Instructional Specialist
1998-2002 - Richardson Heights ES Teacher

Plano ISD
1995-1998 - Miller ES Teacher
1987-1995 - Dooley ES Teacher


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Secondary School Administrators

Jeffrey Banner, Jasper HS Assistant Principal

JeffJeffrey, Elizabeth and Colton Banner

M.Ed. and Master of Education, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

Master of Science, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX

Bachelor of Science, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Plano ISD
2011-2013 - Frankford MS Administrative Intern
2006-2011 - Frankford MS Teacher


Matthew Conrad, Shepton HS Assistant Principal

matthewRebecca and Matthew Conrad

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

Plano ISD
2012-2013 - Haggard MS Administrative Intern
2006-2012 - Haggard MS Teacher

Richardson ISD
2005-2006 - Lake Highlands Jr.H / Lake Highlands Freshman Center Teacher


Jill Engelking, Murphy MS Assistant Principal


Jill with husband Jon and daughters Madalyn and Sophia

Master of Education, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Plano ISD
2012-2013 - Rice MS Administrative Intern
2011-2012 - McMillen HS Teacher
2006-2011 - Williams HS Teacher
1997-2006 - Clark HS Teacher


Robert Ford, Carpenter MS Assistant Principal

fordRobert Ford with LaDonna Willis

BS and MS, Portland State University

Richardson ISD
2012-2013 - Lake Highlands Jr.H Teacher

Portland Public Schools
2011-2012 - Special Education Department Director

Evergreen School District
2006-2011 - Frontier MS Associate Principal

Portland Public Schools
2004-2006 - David Douglas HS Assistant Principal
2001-2004 - Harriet Tubman MS Teacher


Albert Gallo, Shepton HS Administrative Intern

Al Gallo and his family are pictured at the June 4 school board meeting.

Master of Education, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Bachelor of Science, University of Texas at Austin

Plano ISD
2005-2013 - Plano SHS Teacher

Austin ISD
2002-2005 - Lyndon B. Johnson HS Teacher

Dallas ISD
2001-2002 - South Oak Cliff HS Teacher
2000-2001 - Boude Storey MS Teacher


Randy Jackson, Plano East SHS Athletic Director

Bachelor of Science, Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, LA

Mesquite ISD
2010-2013 - Mesquite Poteet HS Campus Coordinator / Head Football Coach

Lone Oak ISD
2004-2010 - Lone Oak HS Athletic Director / Head Football Coach

DeKalb ISD
2002-2003 - DeKalb HS Athletic Director / Head Football Coach

Mason ISD
2001-2002 - Mason HS Athletic Director / Head Football Coach

Paducah ISD
1999-2001 - Paducah HS Athletic Director / Head Football Coach


Andrew Jacob, Plano SHS Assistant Principal

Master of Education, Lamar University, Beaumont TX
Bachelor of Science, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Natchitoches LA

Plano ISD
2011-2013 - Shepton HS Administrative Intern
2005-2011 - Plano Special Programs Center Teacher


Kenny Johnson, Haggard MS Administrative Intern

kennyLori and Kenny Johnson

Master of Education, University of North Texas
Bachelor of Science, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX

Plano ISD
2009-201 - Hendrick MS Teacher

2006-2009 - United Rentals, Inc., Sales Representative
1999-2006 - Air Liquid Electronics, L.P., Health / Safety / Environmental Specialist

McKinney ISD
1998-1999 - Ruth Dowell MS Teacher

Dallas ISD
1995-1998  - Alex W. Spence MS Teacher


George King, Plano East SHS Principal

Master of Education, University of North Texas
Bachelor of Arts, Stephen F. Austin State U., Nacogdoches TX

Plano ISD
2010-2013 - McMillen HS Principal
2006-2010 - Bowman MS Principal
2002-2006 - Wilson MS Principal
2000-2002 - Frankford MS Assistant Principal
1997-2000 - Williams HS Assistant Principal
1993-1997 - Williams Teacher
1991-1993 - Vines HS Teacher
1989-1991 - Williams HS Teacher

Alief ISD
1984-1989 - Alief Elsik HS Teacher


Tracie Langford, McMillen HS Assistant Principal

Master of Education, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Bachelor of Science, East Texas State University, Commerce

Plano ISD
2009-2013 - Williams HS Administrative Intern
1991-2009 - Williams HS Teacher

Paris ISD
1984-1991 - Paris High School, Teacher


Brian Lyons, McMillen HS Principal


Brian is pictured with mother Juanita Lyons, wife Allison and children Brooke and Christian.

BS and MS, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

2012-2013 - Williams HS Assistant Principal

Garland TX
2011-2012 Lakeview Centennial HS Title I Interventionist

Broward County Schools
2010-2011 - Central Charter School Principal

Duval County Schools
2009-2010 - Ribault MS Principal
2006-2009 - Early College High School Program District Director
2002-2006 - Fletcher MS Assistant Principal
2000-2002 Staton College Preparatory School Teacher

Rochester Public Schools
1999-2000 - Century High School, Teacher

1999-2001 - Mayo Clinic Curriculum Design Consultant
1998-2000 - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Educational Talent Search Counselor


Sara McCutchen, Rice MS Administrative Intern

Master of Science,University of Texas at Dallas
Bachelor of Arts, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX

Forney ISD
2011-2013 - Special Populations Department Specialist
2010-2011 - Special Education Department Instructional Facilitator

Mesquite ISD
2009-201 - Kimbrough MS Assistant Principal
2006-2009 - Terry MS Teacher
1998-2006 - Kimball ES Teacher

1997-199 - Temasek Language School (Japan), Teacher
1996-1997 - Nishinomiya-Kita HS (Japan), Teacher


Bill McLaughlin, Shepton HS Principal


Bill is pictured with wife Sherry and daughters Kylee and Marissa.

Master of Education, University of North Texas
Bachelor of Science, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Plano ISD
2007-2013 - Renner MS Principal
2004-2007 - Renner MS Assistant Principal
2002-2004 - Schimelpfenig MS Administrative Intern
1998-2002 - Frankford MS Teacher

Coppell ISD
1997-1997 - Coppell MS West Teacher

Bellevue Public Schools
1993-1997 - Mission MS Teacher


Sonja Pegram, Renner MS Principal


Master of Education, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Bachelor of Arts, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA


Plano ISD
2011-2013 - Murphy MS Assistant Principal

2010-2011 Renner MS Administrative Intern
2006-2010 - Carpenter MS Teacher

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
1999-2006 - Salazar Transition School Teacher


Matthew Sipes, Williams HS Administrative Intern

sipes Matthew Sipes, Williams High School, with wife Stephanie, Shepton High School

Master of Education, University of Texas A&M Commerce
Bachelor of Science, Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, TN

Frisco ISD
2010-2013 - Centennial HS Teacher

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
2008-2009 - Ranchview HS Teacher

Plano ISD
2008-2009 - Jasper HS Teacher
2007-2008 - Robinson MS Teacher

Other - Miami Christian School Teacher

Plano ISD
2006-2007 - Jasper HS Teacher

2004-2006 - Florida Christian School Teacher


Joshua Stamper, Frankford MS Administrative Intern


Frankford colleagues Shurandia Holden, principal; Joshua Stamper, administrative intern; and Andrea Wigginton, assistant principal

Master of Education, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Bachelor of Arts, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

Plano ISD
2007-2013 - Murphy MS Teacher


District Administrator

burdettDr. John Burdett, Human Resources Director for Employee Recruitment and Retention

Doctor of Education, University of North Texas
BA and MEd, Auburn University at Montgomery, AL

Frisco ISD
2010-2013 - Liberty HS Principal
2007-2010 - Liberty HS Associate Principal
2006-2007 - Liberty HS Assistant Principal

Lewisville ISD
2001-2006 - Flower Mound HS Assistant Principal

Elmore County Public Schools
2000-2001 - Robinson Springs Es Principal
1995-2000 - Millbrook MS Teacher


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