Welcome to the 2023/2024 School Year!

Phone: 469-752-9060


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Education – Special Education, Texas A&M University Bachelor of Science – History, East Texas State University Associate of Arts – Business Administration – Collin County Community College Family and Consumer Science, Composite Social Studies, Health, and Special Education, and Secondary History Vocational Adjustment Coordinator – TAVAC

Mr. Tommy Guynes

YOU will be successful in our Career Preparation program!!!  I have employers ready to hire; If you start the year without a job, not to worry.


Open House Video!

Video - Most Frequently Asked Question - Do I have to have job to be in Career Preparation

Video - Will you help me find a job?

I'm looking forward to the new school year!  I coordinate student employment at Plano East Senior High School and manage the Career Preparation program.  This includes five classes of work experience students who receive graduation credit for class/paid employment.

Our students work in a variety of fields in Plano and our surrounding cities.  If you are interested in students working for your business, contact me directly - tommy.guynes@pisd.edu

This is my 25nd year as a teacher and I've really enjoyed my time at Plano East Senior High School.  I love this school because of student diversity and a positive vibe of acceptance throughout the community.

Before teaching, I spent eight years in the U.S. Army as an NCO - Aviation Operations and Combat Medic.

Previous employment included: Wal-Mart, Target, Feagins Grocery, Gringo's Restaurant, Central Texas College (U.S. History Instructor).   I have additionally owned/operated an organic garden farm specializing in host/nectar plants for butterflies.   


  • Recipiant - Plano ISD Grants to Educators - 6 awards between 2009 to 2019
  • Teacher of the Year - Plano East Sr HS 2011
  • Excellence in Secondary Teaching - Plano ISD - 2011
  • Special Olympics - Head of Delegation Plano East Sr HS - 2010-2015
  • Special Olympics – Head of Delegation Hunt County - 1999-2007
  • Greenville Herald-Banner – weekly writer for special populations - 2002-2007
  • Teacher of the Year – Life-Time Membership Award - Greenville ISD PTSA - 2004
  • Teacher of the Year – ARC of Hunt County - 2003

Hobbies and Interests - Traveling has always been an exciting part of my life.  As a family, we have vacationed in New Orleans, Boston, and Victoria Island, Canada.  A cruise to Mexico was also very refreshing.  I enjoy organic vegetable farming - this summer, we grew onions, garlic, asparagus, zucchini, yellow squash, various peppers, turnips, radishes, cucumbers, various tomatoes, green beans and black-eyed peas.   Our garden this year measured about 100 by 80; the harvest this past summer was substantial and overwhelming.  I have 10 chickens as well.   

As well, I enjoyed my adventures in the Boy Scout of America and most proud of my rank as an Eagle Scout. 

Teacher Schedule

  • 0 Hour - Career Preparation

    1st Period - Career Preparation

    2nd Period - Career Preparation

    3rd Period - Career Preparation

    4A Period - Career Preparation

    4B Period - Lunch

    Period 5 - visit employment sites

    Period 6 - visit employment sites

    Period 7 - visit employment sites

Tutorial Schedule

  • Mondays - during 4B in Room B1-136 traditionally

    During this year of unusual scheduling, students can schedule a visit generally any time on Mondays - tommy.guynes@pisd.edu