Phone: 469.752.1910


Degrees and Certifications:

Vanessa Stuart, Principal

College(s): West Texas State A&M (Bachelor’s)

                   Texas Tech University (Master’s and Current Doctoral Program)

Teaching History: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Teacher (8 years); Educational Diagnostician (5 years);  District Curriculum Coordinator (2 years);  Assistant Principal (6 years);  Principal (8 years)                             

Family: I have been married to my husband Dennis for 29 years.  We have two grown young men, Garrett and Braydon who are our pride and joy. As empty-nesters, we have adopted our four-legged fur baby, and Australian Shepherd mix, named Paisley.

Interests/Hobbies Outside of School: Swimming, walking with Paisley, spending time with family, riding roller coasters, snorkeling, and zip-lining.

Why did you want to start the IB PYP at Huffman?  While I wasn’t a part of starting the IB program at Huffman, the approach of teaching the whole child and making meaningful connections has always been a part of my passion in education.  I think we have a responsibility to teach children who to value and show dignity to those with different perspectives so that they can be successful as 21st Century learners in our fast-changing world. I am excited to further the International Baccalaureate Mission as a perfect vehicle for Plano ISD’s mission for being committed to excellence, dedicated to caring, powered by learning, and making Plano proud.