District Personnel

Superintendent

Dr. Jo Ann Simmons

Superintendent
B.A., Education, The University of Texas at Tyler 2000
M.Ed., Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Tyler 2003
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Stephen F. Austin State University 2011

Curriculum/Testing

Aimee Dennis

Director of Special Programs & Leadership
B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies, The University of Texas at Tyler 2006
M.Ed., Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Tyler 2012
Ed.D., School Improvement, The University of Texas at Tyler (in progress)

Jaclyn Pedersen

Director of Curriculum
B.S., Mathematics, The University of Texas at Tyler 2006
M.Ed., Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Tyler 2010
Ed.D., School Improvement, The University of Texas at Tyler (in progress)

Patricia Davis

Distinguished Teacher/Instructional Coach
B.S., Zoology, Texas A&M University 2005
M.Ed., Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Tyler 2018

Kristian Fischer

Instructional Coach - Science
B.S., Oceanography, University of Washington 1992
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, The University of Texas at Tyler 2005
Ed.D, School Improvement, The University of Texas at Tyler (in progress)

Laura Hilbig

Instructional Coach - Technology
B.A.M., Music - Arts, University of Colorado 1997
M.S., Library Science, University of North Texas 2004
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, The University of Texas at Tyler 2015

Jennifer Rasberry

Instructional Coach - ELA/Reading
B.A., Education, The University of Texas at Tyler 2004
M.Ed., Reading Specialist, The University of Texas at Tyler 2008
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, The University of Texas at Tyler 2009

Samantha Rector

District Math Specialist
B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies, The University of Texas at Tyler 2014
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, The University of Texas at Tyler 2017

Campus Administration

Ummi Bodede

Campus Director - Palestine
B.S., Mass Communication, Bayero University, Kano 2001
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, University of North Texas 2015

Dr. Kelly Dyer

Campus Director - Tyler
B.A.A.S., Applied Arts & Sciences, Texas A&M University Commerce 2006
M.Ed., Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Tyler 2012
PhD., Curriculum & Instruction, Texas Tech University 2020

Rachel Hawkins

Campus Director - Longview
B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies, Stephen F. Austin State University 2002
M.Ed., Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Tyler 2009

Counselors

Keren Acuna

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
B.S., Counseling, Southwestern A/G University 2009
M.S., Clinical Counseling Psychology, Southwestern A/G University 2014

Kathy Parker

Academic Counselor
B.B.A., Finance Real Estate, Angelo State University 1987
M.Ed., Educational Administration, The University of Texas at Tyler 2006
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Tyler 2019

Special Populations

Sammi Broussard

Special Education Coordinator
B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies (Special Education), Texas A&M University 1994
M.Ed., Special Education (Diagnostician), Texas State University 2009

Laura Reeves

Educational Diagnostician
B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies (4-8), LeTourneau University 2011
M.Ed., Special Education, Lamar University 2016

Melissa Stockholm

Speech Language Pathologist
M.Ed., Speech Pathology, Stephen F. Austin State University 1996

Aki VanBuskirk

Speech Language Pathologist
B.A., Communication Disorders, Harding University 1995
M.S., Speech Language Pathology, Stephen F. Austin State University 1998

Joni Williams

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)
B.A., Psychology, Texas A&M University Kingsville 2011
M.S., Clinical Psychology, The University of Texas at Tyler 2017

Business Office

Jaema Krier

Director of Administration
B.S., Mathematics, The University of Texas at Tyler 2008
M.S., Human Resource Development, The University of Texas at Tyler 2020

Christian Chesnut

Finance Manager
B.S., Kinesiology, The University of Texas at Tyler 2012

Linda Butler

PEIMS Coordinator
B.A., Mathematics, Adams State College 1985
M.A., Secondary Education: Educational Leadership, Adams State College 2001
M.A., Counseling: School Counseling, Adams State College 2010

Amanda Kaiser

Administrative Coordinator
B.S.Ed., Exercise Science, The University of Kansas 1992
M.S., Nutrition, Clemson University 1997

Heather Bailey

Administrative Assistant II

Kimberly Harden

Administrative Assistant II
A.A.S., Fashion Merchandising, Tyler Junior College 1989

Technology

Dalton Abrams

Director of Technology
B.S., Computer Information Systems, The University of Texas at Tyler 2015

District Staff

Juan Cabrera

Maintenance

Angela Lamb-Waddell

Fleet Coordinator/ Bus Driver

Cori Mackey

School Nurse
A.A.S., Nursing, Tyler Junior College 2014
B.S.N., Nursing, The University of Texas at Tyler 2021