Degrees and Certifications:

David Herring

August 11, 2023

Dear Shepton Parents and Students, 

It is with great sadness that I write to share that Mr. David Herring, beloved Head Band Director at Shepton High School, passed away very unexpectedly late last night. Mr. Herring has been a member of our Plano ISD family for 13 years and had just begun his 19th year in public education. Mr. Herring has proudly led the Shepton Band program as Head Director for 9 years and previously served 4 years as Band Director at Jasper High School. His strong leadership and caring heart for students, parents and colleagues alike will be very dearly missed. 

Students and staff will react in different ways to losses of this nature, so it will be important to have support available to assist both students and staff in need. Counselors are available to assist students as they express their feelings related to this death. If you feel your child is in need of assistance or is having difficulty coping, please do not hesitate to call. We know that this death may bring to students’ minds thoughts of past losses. If you need help talking to your child about death and dying, you may contact the Shepton High School counseling department at 469-752-7615. 

Thank you for your support as we work together to cope with this loss. We know you will join us in our concern and sympathy for the Herring family.


Courtney WashingtonPrincipal