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

 

Executive Directors

Dr. Aimee Dennis

Executive Director of Operations
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 2023

Dr. Jaclyn Pedersen

Executive 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 2023

 

Curriculum Staff

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

Nikki Hart

District Testing an Academic Coordinator
B.S., Commnication, University of Phoenix 2011
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, The University of Texas at Tyler 2018

Kristian Fischer

Instructional Coach - Science, Distinguished Teacher
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., 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

 

Counselors

Keren Acuna, LPC-S, RPT-S

Senior Mental Health Counselor
B.S., Counseling, Southwestern A.G. University 2012
M.S., Clinical Counseling Psychology, Southwestern A.G. University 2013

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

Meghan Aldredge

ARD Coordinator
B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies, Stephen F. Austin State University 2010

Sammi Broussard

Director of Special Education
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

Joanna Rowley

EB/ESL Coordinator, Teacher
B.A., Education/ History, University of Texas of the Permian Basin 1994
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, University of Texas of the Permian Basin 2003
Ed.D., School Improvement, The University of Texas at Tyler 2023

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

 

Operations Staff

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

Laurynda Diaz

Human Resources Generalist
A.A.A., Graphic Communication, Lansing Community College 2014

Heather Bailey

Finance/Grant Coordinator

Karen Dawson

Administrative Assistant II
BA, Psychology, California State University 2003

Rebecca Brown

Administrative Assistant II
Associates Degree, General Studies, Tyler Junior College 2014

Juan Cabrera

Maintenance

Angela Lamb-Waddell

Fleet Coordinator/ Bus Driver

 

Technology

Sarah Evans

Director of Technology
B.S., Computer Science, The University of Texas at Tyler 2015
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, The University of Texas at Tyler 2017

 

Health

Cori Mackey

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