Sheree Walker, M.Ed.
Sheree Walker began her career in education in 2004 and will serve as the principal of Splendora High school starting the 2021-2022 school year. Walker earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communications with a minor in General Business Administration from Sam Houston State University. She then received her Master of Science in Educational Management from the University of Houston Clear Lake. She began serving as an Assistant Principal at Galena Park Middle School in Galena Park ISD in the summer of 2009. In 2013, Walker was promoted to the High School Assistant Principal to oversee all three alternative programs in Galena Park ISD and serve on the District Behavior Team. In June 2015, she was named Texas Association of Secondary School Principal’s Region IV Assistant Principal of the Year. Walker was promoted to Associate Principal at Thurgood Marshall High School in 2016 and remained there until she was asked to transition to Kempner High School as an Associate Principal in 2018, where she served for three years.
Walker truly believes that safety and instruction are top priorities. Her favorite response is, "I am here to serve."
Bay Hill, M.Ed.
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Bay Hill is a third-generation Wildcat. She graduated from Splendora High School in 2005, from Sam Houston State University with her Bachelor's Degree in 2008, and Lamar University with her Masters in 2016. Mrs. Hill began her teaching career in 2011 as a 4th-grade teacher at Piney Woods Elementary. After three years at PWE, she moved to Splendora High School to start the Ready, Set, Teach program. Mrs. Hill ran the Ready, Set, Teach program for five years, as well as served on multiple leadership committees before becoming one of the high school assistant principals in 2019.
Neil Laminack, M.Ed.
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Neil Laminack earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston Downtown in 1997 and his graduate degree from Grand Canyon University in 2018. He has taught all English levels from 6th to 12th grade, including on-level, honors, and advanced placement. Before joining the Wildcats, he was an English teacher and 504 Coordinator at Conroe ISD. Laminack lives in Spring with his wife, Jackie, and their two children, Carter and Kennedy.
TaMeka Martin, M.Ed.
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TaMeka Chopp Martin is a native of Bryan, Texas by way of Calvert, Texas. She graduated from Bryan High School in 1997. She received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (2002) and a Masters of Business Administration (2005) from Prairie View A&M University, also a Masters of Educational Administration (2011) from Lamar University. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate pursuing studies at Grand Canyon University. In 2003, she started her career in Public Education as a classroom teacher and coach in Conroe ISD and served as a classroom teacher in Klein ISD. She quickly excelled through the profession as a Math/Science Curriculum Coordinator, Math Instructional Specialist, Programs Facilitator for Splendora ISD, and now as assistant principal at Splendora High School. A life of service and servant leadership is what drives her as she serves through her church, job, business, as well as social and civic organizations.
Dean of Instruction
Ashley Cranney, M.Ed.
Ashley Cranney is a WILDCAT through and through. Mrs. Cranney's family moved to Splendora when she was 9-years old and has been here ever since. She graduated from Splendora High School in 2001, then from Sam Houston State University in May of 2005 with her undergraduate degree in Agricultural Education, and rounded out her education with a Masters in Educational Leadership in May of 2016 from the University of Texas at Arlington. Mrs. Cranney took a brief detour into the corporate world from 2005-2008, where she learned valuable customer service and communication skills. She began her career in education in January of 2009 at Splendora Jr. High as an 8th-grade science teacher. She then took the leap and moved to the Splendora High School as a biology teacher in 2014. Then in August of 2015, Mrs. Cranney took the role of Secondary Science Instructional Specialist. She served the teachers of both the junior high and high school to support teaching and learning. In February of 2018, she became an assistant principal at Splendora High School. Then in August of 2019, Mrs. Cranney became the Dean of Instruction at the high school. Even though she has had many roles in Splendora ISD, she is truly dedicated to the education of the students of SISD. Mrs. Cranney states often that “education is the ONLY investment that no one can ever take away from you. So make good choices and work hard!”
Humanities Instructional Specialist (ELAR/SS)
Jennifer "Christi" Jones, M.Ed.
Christi Jones earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Speech Communication from Southwest Texas State University and her post-baccalaureate teaching certification from Stephen F. Austin State University. She has taught in Texas public schools since 1999, in districts big and small, and has had the opportunity to teach grades 7-12 in various subjects and levels, such as English, Speech, Broadcast Journalism, and Humanities. In 2020, she was hired as the Splendora High School Reading specialist, and in 2021, Ms. Jones moved into the position of SHS Humanities Instructional Specialist to serve students by supporting the Social Studies and English Departments. Her heart belongs to the students she serves, and she is proud to be a guide in helping young adults find their voices and elevate them to make a positive impact in their communities and the world. She looks forward to continuing her path in this calling through curriculum and instruction.
STEM Instructional Specialist
Corie Carson, M.Ed.
Corie Carson is a California girl with a Texas heart. She received her Bachelor of Science from Cal State Polytechnic, Pomona (Cal Poly) in 2002, and her Masters in Education from Lamar University in 2009. In 2004, Ms. Carson began her career in education as a high school science teacher in Shepherd ISD. Over the years, she has taught several different courses, including a GT specific research course. Ms. Carson was a presenter in 2018 and 2019 at the annual Texas State Science Teacher convention. In the spring of 2020, Ms. Carson took to heart the advice she always gave her students to "step out of your comfort zone - and GROW." She started with Splendora High School as the STEM instructional specialist in July of 2020.