District Digest Employee Newsletter : Plano ISD
Plano ISD Staff Newsletter Volume 45, Special EditionAugust 22, 2017

Two New Assistant Superintendents Named at August 22 Board Work Session

Dr. Beth Brockman, Assistant Superintendent for Employee Services

Dr. Beth Brockman was named as Plano ISD’s assistant superintendent for employee services, replacing Dr. Matthew Gutierrez who served in the role before being tapped to become Seguin ISD’s new superintendent of schools. Dr. Brockman is an experienced district and campus administrator with expertise in all facets of instructional leadership. In Lewisville ISD, she led the human resources, communications, professional learning, strategic initiatives and community and campus services departments.

Dr. Beth Brockman (center) with her parents Mary and Craig Brockman.

Dr. Brockman has significant experience with facilitating and leading collaborative groups and has been recognized for campus, district and state levels of leadership. Her strengths include building effectiveness within teachers and administrators, leadership development, leading administrative teams and designing systems for improved employee recruitment and retention. As Plano ISD’s assistant superintendent for employee services, Dr. Brockman will oversee professional learning and human resources, which includes employee recruitment and retention, compensation, employee records, benefits, risk management and health services.

“It is great to come back home,” said Dr. Brockman, a Plano Senior High School graduate. “My passion is working with people, especially those who have dedicated their work to school children. I have a strong professional history and connection to the areas of human resources and professional learning, and I am excited to continue this familiar work in my home school district of Plano ISD.”

During her time in Lewisville ISD serving in the roles of assistant superintendent of community engagement, associate superintendent of staff and community relations and executive director of professional learning, Dr. Brockman aligned professional learning offerings with district, department and campus goals, as well as identified needs such as establishing a strong leadership development focus for district leaders. Dr. Brockman also has experience as a principal at Huffines Middle School, assistant principal at Briarhill Middle School and Flower Mound High School, as well as in the classroom as a secondary math teacher.

Dr. Brockman received her doctorate and master’s degrees from the University of North Texas and her bachelor’s degree from Baylor University.

Education Profile

  • University of North Texas – Ed.D., 2012 (Educational Leadership & Curriculum)
  • University of North Texas – M.ED., 1999 (Educational Administration)
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas – B.S. Education, 1993 (major: Mathematics)


  • Secondary Mathematics Teacher
  • Secondary Government Teacher
  • Principal
  • ESL
  • Superintendent

Dr. Katrina Horn-Hasley, Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services

As the new Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services, Dr. Katrina Horn-Hasley is replacing retiring Assistant Superintendent Dr. James Wussow.

“I am so honored and humbled to have the opportunity to join the outstanding educators at Plano ISD!” said Dr. Horn-Hasley. “I look forward to being part of the team and continuing to support campus and classroom leaders in providing excellent learning opportunities for students.”

Dr. Katrina Horn-Hasley (center) with husband David Hasley and daughter Leah Douthit.

Dr. Horn-Hasley most recently served as executive director of curriculum and instruction at Coppell ISD where she lead the K-12 curriculum and professional learning departments, working closely with campus principals and the directors of special education, career and technical education (CTE), fine arts, ESL/dual language and preK.

Prior to her work with Coppell ISD, Dr. Horn-Hasley held the position of executive director of professional learning & elementary curriculum at Rockwall ISD from 2012-17 where she oversaw district-wide elementary programs and coordinated all district led professional learning activities.

Dr. Horn-Hasley began her career as a middle school math teacher in 1985, and was promoted as elementary assistant principal in 1999 and principal in 2003. In 2011 she became Rockwall ISD’s director of assessment, accountability and professional learning.

Dr. Horn-Hasley is a member of the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), Learning Forward, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association. She has served as part of the North Texas Visioning Consortium and the TASA Academy for Transformational Leadership. She is an active member of Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, the Rockwall Lion’s Club, and she is a PTA Elementary Principal of the Year and PTA Lifetime Member.

She received her Doctorate of Educational Administration from Texas A & M University-Commerce in 2007; in 1999 she received her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration also from Texas A & M University-Commerce and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Texas in 1985.

Texas Certifications

  • Texas A & M University-Commerce,Superintendent Certification, 2006
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce, Mid-Management Certification, 1999
  • University of North Texas, Denton,Texas Life-time Teaching Certification, Self-Contained, gr.1-8, 1985
  • University of North Texas, Denton, Texas Life-time Teaching Certification, Mathematics, gr.1-8, 1985

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