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Chief Operations Officer

Chief Operations Officer

 Reese Briggs

Reese Briggs began his teaching and coaching career in Midlothian, Texas, after graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1987. After three years, he arrived in  Splendora, where he enjoyed teaching and coaching at the high school for the next seven years. Reese left Splendora in 1997 for the Deweyville Pirates, where he served as athletic director and head football coach. Reese returned to Splendora in 1999 to teach and coach and received his Master's Degree in Education Mid-Management from Stephen F. Austin State University. His first experience in administration came in 2004 as an assistant principal while also leading the Wildcat football program. He finished his teaching and coaching career in Humble ISD as part of the first staff to open Atascocita High School in 2006 through 2009. 

The lure of administration called, and he journeyed to Cleveland ISD, serving as assistant principal for the 2009-2010 school year and then principal at Cleveland Middle School through 2012. While in Cleveland, he pursued and received his Superintendent Certification from Lamar University. He then moved on to Kountze ISD as Assistant Superintendent and into the Superintendent position in January 2013. Hemphill ISD hired him as Superintendent in the summer of 2014. Reese led HISD for eight years before retiring in June of 2022. Since retiring, he has served as Interim Superintendent for Evadale ISD, as an educational consultant for an architectural firm, and, more recently, as the Piney Woods Elementary Interim Principal.

Reese grew up in the southeast Texas town of Bridge City and graduated from Bridge City High School. He met his wife of 39 years, Mary Ann, also an educator, in nearby Port Arthur. They have two daughters, Emily, a Wildcat graduate, and Sara, a foster son, Ashton, and a son-in-law, Quenton.


Laura Daniels

Laura Daniels
Chief Operations Officer Secretary