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June 21, 2016
Jimmy Heffernan
Ammie Hill
Laura Meek Meek
Denisa Mendel
Several Granbury ISD schools will begin the 2016-17 school year with new campus administrators.
Granbury High School
Joining 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 University.
Hill 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.
Heffernan and Hill join current assistant principals Tammy Clark, Dale Hunt, and Patti Sanderson.
Mambrino School
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.
Emma Roberson Elementary School
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.

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