NEW ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS JOINING CAMPUS LEADERSHIP
June 21, 2016
Several Granbury ISD schools will begin the 2016-17
school year with new campus administrators.
the Granbury High School leadership team are Jimmy Heffernan and Ammie Hill.
Heffernan is returning to GHS from
Roberson Elementary School, where he has been assistant principal since 2012. He was a math teacher at GHS from 2009-2012. He
previously taught math and coached at Fossil Ridge High School in Keller,
Colleyville Heritage High School, West Mesquite High School, Clint High School,
and Union Grove High School. Heffernan received a bachelor’s degree from
the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Education from Lamar
has been at Crossland Ninth Grade Center for the last three years and served as
interim principal for the final year of the center as a stand-alone
campus. She came to Granbury from Keene,
where she taught high school social studies beginning in 2006. Her experience also includes one year as a
fifth grade teacher in that district. She
graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with an undergraduate degree in
history and received a Masters of Education from Tarleton State University.
and Hill join current assistant principals Tammy Clark, Dale Hunt, and Patti
At Mambrino School, Denisa Mendel is
the new assistant principal. She is
currently the district math coordinator for Ector County ISD in Odessa, where
she oversees math curriculum for forty campuses and approximately 32,000
students. Mendel previously served as
the campus curriculum coordinator at Big Spring Junior High School and taught several grade levels at
three Midland elementary schools, 8th grade algebra in McAlester, Oklahoma, and
second grade in Friona. She holds a
Bachelor of Business Administration and a master’s degree in elementary education
both from Texas Tech University.
Mendel succeeds Kelley Phillips, who
departed Mambrino at the end of the school year.
Laura Meek, the current instructional specialist at Roberson Elementary School, will
be moving into the assistant principal’s position to replace Heffernan. Prior to coming to Roberson in 2015, Meek
taught for several years at Oak Woods School, where she also served a grade
level team leader for three years. She
began her career in 2005 teaching in Lipan.
Meek earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech and has completed masters-level
graduate work at Tarleton and Angelo State University.