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Administrative Appointments Announced by Superintendent

Updated August 8, 2014

The following administrative appointments were announced at school board meetings in April, May, June and August. Select names below to view photos and read biographical information.

new administrators

Several new school principals, assistant principals and administrative interns were introduced during the August 5 meeting of the Plano ISD Board of Trustees. Read more about them on this web page.
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District Administrators

Assistant Superintendents

Executive Directors


School Administrators

Principals

Assistant Principals

Administrative Interns

Athletic Director

 

District Administrators

Assistant Superintendents

Daniel Armstrong, Technology Services

family

Dan Armstrong (center), assistant superintendent for technology services, is pictured at the April 8 school board meeting with his parents, Kenny and Edith, daughter Emily, wife Deanna and son Christian.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of Texas at Dallas

Experience

Plano ISD
2010-2014 – Technology Operations, Executive Director
2003-2010 – Technical Support Services, Director
2001-2003 – Network and Repair, Senior Enterprise Engineer
1994-2001 – Network and Repair, Enterprise Engineer
1993-1994 – Network and Repair, Network Engineer
1990-1993 – Network and Repair, Computer Operator


Dr. Kary Cooper, District Services

KCDr. Kary and Shelly Cooper

Education

Doctor in Educational Administration, University of North Texas

Master of Education and Bachelor of Science, Stephen F. Austin State University

Experience

2012-2014 – Jasper High School, Principal
2009-2012 – Otto Middle School, Principal
2004-2009 – Robinson Middle School, Principal
2002-2004 – Compensation & Employee Records, Director
2000-2002 – HR Services, Assistant Director
1998-2000 – Frankford Middle School, Assistant Principal
1996-1998 – Haggard Middle School, Dean of Students
1993-1996 – Robinson Middle School, Teacher
1988-1993 – Weatherford Elementary / Shepton H.S., Teacher


Susan Modisette, Campus Services

SMDanny and Susan Modisette

Education

Master of Educational Administration,Central Michigan University

Bachelor of Science, Western Michigan University

Experience

2011-2014 – Secondary Campus Services, Executive Director
2007-2011 – Secondary Curriculum and Instruction, Director
1998-2007 – Frankford Middle School, Principal
1996-1998 – Haggard Middle School, Principal
1994-1996 – Haggard Middle School, Assistant Principal
1989-1994 – Haggard Middle School, Dean of Students
1987-1989 – Haggard Middle School, Teacher

Midland Public Schools
1983-1986 – Northeast Junior High School, Teacher

Allegan County (MI) Intermediate School District
1980-1983 – Teacher


Dr. Jim Wussow, Academic Services

familyDr. Jim Wussow is pictured with wife Becky, daughter Shereen Orensten and grandchildren Rebeca and Landon.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Master of Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas at Austin

Experience

Plano ISD
2002-2014 – Secondary Academic Services, Executive Director
1998-2002 – Secondary Curriculum, Director
1996-1998 – Curriculum, Health Coordinator

Garland ISD
1994-1996 – Science K-12, Coordinator

Other
1991-1994 – Optical Data Corp., Regional Curriculum Director

Plano ISD
1986-1991 – Curriculum, Science/Environment Director
1982-1986 – Curriculum, Coordinator

Richardson ISD
1981-1982 – North Junior High School, Teacher

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Executive Directors

Renee Godi, Secondary Campus Services

RGRenee and Raj Godi

Education

Master of Education, University of North Texas

Bachelor of Arts, Texas A&M University

Experience

2012-2014 – Plano ISD Academy High School, Principal
2007-2012 – Frankford Middle School, Principal
2006-2007 – Frankford Middle School, Assistant Principal
2003-2006 – Frankford Middle School, Administrative Intern
1999-2003 – Frankford Middle School, Teacher


Lorraine Shimizu, Elementary Campus Services

LS

Ryan Steele, Christie Elementary School assistant principal; Selenda Sager, Wilson Middle School principal; Lorraine Shimizu; and Eli, Kimmi and Luke Cramer

Education

Master of Educational Leadership, University of North Texas
Master of Elementary Education, University of North Texas
Bachelor of General Studies, University of Texas at Arlington

Experience

2009-2014 – Christie Elementary School, Principal
2007-2009 – Andrews Elementary School, Assistant Principal
2005-2007 – Jackson Elementary School, Assistant Principal
2004-2005 – Elementary Curriculum Specialist
1999-2004 – Centennial Elementary School, Teacher
1995-1999 – Huffman Elementary School, Teacher

Dallas ISD
1991-1994 – Kiest Elementary School, Teacher


Dr. Lisa Thibodeaux, Secondary Academic Services

LT

Katherine, Lisa, Troy and Avery Thibodeaux

Education

Doctor of Education, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Master of Education, Universiy of North Texas, Denton, TX
Bachelor of Science, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Experience

2009-2014 – Coordinator, Secondary English-Language Arts
2006-2007 – Coordinator, Foreign Language
1997-2006 – Carpenter Middle School, Teacher

Hillsborough County (FL) Schools
1990-1992 – Adams Junior High School, Teacher
1989-1990 – Webb Junior High School, Teacher

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School Administrators

Principals

Dr. Matthew Endsley, Jasper High School Principal

MEMatthew, Sy, Holly and Calla Endsley

Education

Doctor of Education, University of Phoenix

Master of Education, University of Texas at Arlington

Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas at Dallas

Experience

2012-2014 – Clark High School, Assistant Principal
2011-2012 – Renner Middle School, Administrative Intern
2004-2011 – Haggard Middle School, Teacher


Gloria Martinez, Williams High School Principal

GM

Gloria (in blue blouse) is pictured with her husband Damaso and children Isaiah, Andrea and Emily and her parents Gloria and Victor Vargas.

Education

Master of Education, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX
Bachelor of Arts, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX

Experience

2010-2014 – Bowman Middle School, Principal
2006-2010 – Bowman Middle School, Assistant Principal
2005-2006 – Elementary Curriculum, Curriculum Teacher

Clint ISD
2003-2005 – Clint High School, Principal
2002-2003 – Mountain View High School, Assistant Principal

Tornillo ISD
1997-2002 – Tornillo Middle School, Teacher


Lynn Ojeda, Plano ISD Academy High School Principal

LOHomero and Lynn Ojeda

Education

Master of Education in Educational Administration and Master of Education in Secondary Education, University of North Texas

Bachelor of Arts, Stephen F. Austin State University

Experience

2010-2014 – Williams High School, Principal

Coppell ISD
2009-2010 – Coppell Middle School North, Principal

2007-2009 – Bowman Middle School, Assistant Principal
2003-2007 – Bowman Middle School, Administrative Intern
1998-2003 – Frankford Middle School, Teacher
1995-1998 – Haggard Middle School, Teacher


Ryan Steele, Christie Elementary School Principal

RS

Ryan Steele (center) is pictured with his brother Evan, sister-in-law Emily and niece Harper; his wife Mindy and daughter Autumn; and Christie Elementary School office staff members, Sheela Suresh, secretary, and Susan Dykes office manager.

Education

M.Ed. and Master of Education, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Bachelor of Arts, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

Experience

2012-2014 – Christie Middle School, Assistant Principal
2011-2012 – Haggard Middle School, Administrative Intern
2007-2011 – Murphy Middle School, Teacher
2005-2007 – Stinson Elementary School, Teacher


Kristopher Vernon, Bowman Middle School Principal

KV

Karson, Kristin, Knox and Kristopher Vernon

Education

Master of Education, Dallas Baptist University
Bachelor of Arts, Texas A&M University

Experience

2013-2014 – Renner Middle School, Assistant Principal
2010-2013 – Bowman Middle School, Assistant Principal
2009-2010 – Bowman Middle School, Administrative Intern

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
2007-2009 – Dan F. Long Middle School, Discipline Coordinator
2006-2007 – Dan F. Long Middle School, Teacher

Desoto ISD
2004-2006 – West Jr. High School, Teacher

 

Assistant Principals

Brooks Baca, Haggard Middle School
Assistant Principal

BBMegan, Brooks and Caden Baca

Education

Master of Education, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

Bachelor of Science, University of North Texas

Experience

2012-2014 – Jasper High School, Administrative Intern

Denton ISD
2008-2012 – Carroll McMath Middle School, Teacher

La Porte ISD
2007-2008 – Lomax Junior High School, Teacher


Kamili Carthledge, Jackson Elementary School
Assistant Principal

KCEducation

Master of Education, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS
Bachelor of Arts, Tougaloo College, Jackson, MS

Experience

Other
2013-2014 – Sylvan Learning Center, Director of Education

McKinney ISD
2010-2013 – Press Elementary School, Principal
2007-2010 – Press Elementary School, Assistant Principal
2006-2007 – Bennett Elementary School, Assistant Principal
2003-2006 – Minshew Elementary School, Teacher

Plano ISD
2002-2003 – Stinson Elementary School, Teacher
2001-2002 – Boggess Elementary School, Teacher

Jackson Public School District, Mississippi
1997-2001 – Elementary School Teacher


William Daniel, Clark High School

Assistant Principal

WDWilliam, Rhett and Kallie Daniel

Education

Master of Education, University of Texas at Arlington

Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas at Arlington

Experience

2012-2014 – Otto Middle School, Administrative Intern
2008-2012 – Haggard Middle School, Teacher


Albert Gallo, Plano East Senior High School

Assistant Principal

AGAl and Angela Gallo with
daughters Sarah and Emily

Education

Master of Education, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

Bachelor of Science, University of Texas at Austin

Experience

2013-2014 – Shepton High School, Administrative Intern
2005-2013 – Plano Senior High School, Teacher

Austin ISD
2002-2005 – Lyndon B. Johnson High School, Teacher

Dallas ISD
2001-2002 – South Oak Cliff High School, Teacher
2000-2001 – Boude Storey Middle School, Teacher


Catherine Gaschen, Plano ISD Academy High School

Assistant Principal

CG

Lynn Ojeda, new principal at Plano ISD Academy High School, Catherine Gaschen; and Shauna Koehne, Vines High School principal

Education

Master of Educational Administration, University of North Texas
Master of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor of Arts, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Experience

2011-2014 – Vines High School, Administrative Intern
2006-2011 – Williams High School, Teacher

Frisco ISD
2004-2006 – Centennial High School, Teacher

2001-2004 – Rice Middle School, Teacher


Kristen Kinnard, Williams High School
Assistant Principal

KKKristen and Ron Kinnard

Education

M.Ed., Texas A&M University-Commerce
Bachelor of Arts, Southwest Texas State University

Experience

Lovejoy ISD
2010-2014 – Lovejoy High School, Assistant Principal

Allen ISD
2002-2010 – Lowery Freshman Center, Teacher

Other
2000-2001 – Faith Family Academy, Teacher

Dallas ISD
1995-2000 – Pearl C. Anderson Middle School, Teacher


Fannysteen Mays, Dooley Elementary School
Assistant Principal

FMEducation

Master of Education,
University of North Texas
Bachelor of Science,
Grambling State University,
Grambling, LA

Experience

2001-2013 – Thomas Elementary, Teacher


Bryan McCord, Carpenter Middle School
Assistant Principal

BM

Bryan McCord is pictured with Courtney Washington (center), Carpenter Middle School Principal, and fellow Assistant Principal Wendy Prater.

Education

Master of Education, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Bachelor of Science, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Experience

2012-2014 – Murphy Middle School, Administrative Intern
2004-2012 – Carpenter Middle School, Teacher


Sara McCutchen, Rice Middle School
Assistant Principal

Education

Master of Science, University of Texas at Dallas
Bachelor of Arts, 1996, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX

Experience

2013-2014 – Rice Middle School, Administrative Intern

Forney ISD
2011-2013 – Special Populations Department, Specialist
2010-2011 – Special Ed. Department, Instructional Facilitator

Mesquite ISD
2009-2010 – Kimbrough Middle School, Assistant Principal
2006-2009 – Terry Middle School, Teacher
1998-2006 – Kimball Elementary School, Teacher

Other
1997-1998 – Temasek Language School (Japan), Teacher
1996-1997 – Nishinomiya-Kita High School (Japan), Teacher


Ellie Murphy, Shepton High School

Assistant Principal

EMEllie, Quiyan,
Aidan and Naomi Murphy

Education

Master of Education, Lamar University
Bachelor of Music, University of Texas at Austin

Experience

Little Elm ISD
2013-2014 – Little Elm High School, Assistant Principal

2009-2012 – Shepton High School, Teacher

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
1998-1999 – Barbara Bush Middle School, Director of Bands

Lewisville ISD
1991-2004 – Lewisville High School, Associate Director of Bands


Wendy Prater, Carpenter Middle School
Assistant Principal

WP

Wendy Prater with husband Mike and children Audrey and Lance 

Education

Master of Education, Texas A&M-Commerce
Bachelor of Science, Texas A&M-Commerce

Experience

Plano ISD
2012-2014 – Hendrick Middle School, Administrative Intern

Wylie ISD
2008-2012 – Math Curriculum Coordinator
2007-2008 – Davis and Harrison Intermediate Schools, Instructional Specialist
2005-2007 – McMillan Junior High School, Teacher

Garland ISD
2001-2005 – O’Banion and Coyle Middle Schools, Teacher

Mesquite ISD
1998-2001 – Thompson Elementary School, Teacher

Garland ISD
1997-1998 – O’Banion and Coyle Middle Schools, Teacher


Nataushe Sibbaluca, Shepton High School
Assistant Principal

NS

Nataushe (in red) is pictured with her family members: brother Joe, mom Cynthia, cousin Rod Jacobs and aunt Louise Jacobs.

Education

Master of Education, Texas Woman’s University
Bachelor of Arts, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR

Experience

2012-2014 – Clark High School, Administrative Intern
2003-2012 – Rice Middle School, Teacher

Dallas ISD
2001-2003 – Edison Hernandez Academy, Teacher


Joshua Stamper, Renner Middle School
Assistant Principal

JSJoshua Stamper and his wife Leslie are pictured with daughter Mila and sons Landon (standing) and Gabriel.

Education

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

Experience

2013-2014 – Frankford Middle School, Administrative Intern
2007-2013 – Murphy Middle School, Teacher


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Administrative Interns

Rachael Anderson, Murphy Middle School
Administrative Intern

RAEducation

Master of Education, University of North Texas
Bachelor of Science, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK

Experience

2011-2014 – McMillen Middle School, Teacher

Carrolton-Farmers Branch ISD
2010-2011 – Polk Middle School, Diagnostician

2006-2010 – Hendrick Middle School, Teacher

Lewisville ISD
2005-2006 – Creek Valley Middle School, Teacher

Carrolton-Farmers Branch ISD
2003-2005 – Dan F. Long Middle School, Teacher


Aquil Bayyan, Shepton High School

Administrative Intern

ABAquil and Alemtsehay with their children Baiza and Aquil, Jr.

Education

Master of Arts, University of Phoenix

Bachelor of Arts, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Experience

2013-2014 – Williams High School, Teacher

Garland ISD
2009-20013 – Rowlett High School, Teacher

Washington, D.C.
Archbishop Carroll High School
2004-2008 – Teacher
New School for Enterprise and Development
2002-2004 – Charter School, Teacher


Melissa Blank, Vines High School
Administrative Intern

MBMelissa with husband Devin and daughters (l-r) Charlotte, Mia and Sophie

Education

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

Experience

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
2000-2002 – James Bowie High School, Teacher

Other
2000 – St. Mary’s University, Adjunct Faculty


Melissa Crane, Jasper High School
Administrative Intern

MCEducation

Master of Education, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Bachelor of Science, Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX

Experience

Garland ISD
2010-2014 – South Garland High School, Teacher
2006-2010 – Sam Houston Middle School, Teacher

Brownwood ISD
2005-2006 – Brownwood Middle School, Teacher
2004-2005 – Woodland Heights Elementary, Teacher


Michael Cruz, Clark High School
Administrative Intern

MCMichael and Susan Cruz

Education

Master of Education, University of North Texas
Master of Music Education, University of North Texas
Bachelor of Music, University of North Texas

Experience

Fort Worth ISD
2012-2014 – Polytechnic High School, Band Director

Lovejoy ISD
2006-2010 – Lovejoy High School, Band Director

Highland Park ISD
2001-2006 – Highland Park High School, Band Director

Garland ISD
1990-2001 – Lakeview Centennial High School, Head Band Director

San Benito ISD
1988-1990 – San Benito High School, Associate Band Director


James Dearing, Frankford Middle School
Administrative Intern

JDEducation

Master of Science, University of North Texas
Bachelor of Arts, Stephen F. Austin State University

Experience

Garland ISD
2002-2014 – North Garland High School, Teacher

Other
2000-2002 – TekSystems, Account Manager
1999-2000 – Carrollton Police Department, Police Officer


Deba Douglas, Williams High School
Administrative Intern

DDDeba, Noah and Samson Douglas

Education

Master of Education Administration, Lamar University
Bachelor of Science, Tarleton State University

Experience

Garland ISD
2009-2014 – Garland High School, Teacher

Other
2009-2012 – Texas Virtual Academy - Online, Teacher

Desoto ISD
2007-2009 – Desoto East Middle School, Teacher


Kennitra Robertson, Otto Middle School
Administrative Intern

KR

Kennedy, Shawn, Cameron and Kennitra Robertson

Education

Master of Education, Texas A&M-Commerce
Bachelor of Arts, Louisiana State University

Experience

2010-2014 – Wilson Middle School, Teacher

East Baton Rouge Parish (LA) School System
2009-2010 – Winbourne Elementary School, Teacher

2007-2009 – Wilson Middle School, Teacher


Mark Wilczynski, Hendrick Middle School
Administrative Intern

MWMark and his wife Tiffany are pictured with daughter Tiara and sons Logan and Peyton.

Education

Master of Education, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, Texas State University, San Marcos

Experience

2004-2014 – Robinson Middle School, Teacher

 

 

 


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Athletic Director

Joey McCullough, Plano East Senior High School

JM

Mackenzie, Donna, Carley and .Joey McCullough

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Experience

2002-2014 – Plano West Senior High School, Teacher/Coach
1994-2002 – Plano East Senior High School, Teacher/Coach
1993-1994 – Clark High School, Teacher/Coach

Pleasant Grove ISD
1991-1993 – Pleasant Grove High School, Teacher/Coach


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