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Weatherford ISD makes administrative appointments

Jessica Shugart
Jessica Shugart

Weatherford ISD recently made new administrative appointments. They include:

Marie Hernandez – Crockett Elementary

Marie Hernandez has been named principal for Crockett Elementary. Marie has 10 years in public education and began her Weatherford ISD career in 2010 as a teacher at Crockett Elementary. In 2012 she was named Campus Teacher of the Year. She later served as Assistant Principal at Hall Middle School (2013-2015) and Curtis Elementary in 2015-2016. Marie holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Elementary Education and received her master’s from Lamar University in Educational Leadership. Marie and her husband, John, have two children – Ava and Adelynn.

Jessica Robert Shugart – Seguin Elementary

Jessica Robert Shugart has been named principal for Seguin Elementary. Jessica has 16 years in public education and has served as principal at Crockett Elementary since 2012. She received her bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University, a master’s degree from the University of North Texas, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Education Administration from Texas A&M University. Jessica and her husband, Matt, have four children – Ashtyn is a junior at OSU; Peyton is a sophomore at Texas A&M University; Dylan is a 7th grade student at Hall Middle School; and Kennedy is a 3rd grade student at Austin Elementary.

Tra Hall – Wright Elementary

Tra Hall was recently approved as principal for Bill Wright Elementary, replacing Joy Bailey who retired after 32 years of service to public education. Tra has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University, Bachelor of Science in History Education from Eastern NM University, and a Master of Educational Leadership from Wayland Baptist University. He has nine years in education and twelve years in private sector management. Tra’s wife, Amy, is an elementary teacher. They have three children, Britain (21), Hunter (19), and River (16). 

Other Appointments

▪ Sarah Williams – Assistant Principal at Curtis Elementary (former Assistant Principal at Seguin Elementary)

▪ April Leppla – Assistant Principal at Seguin Elementary (former 6th grade teacher at Curtis Elementary)

▪ Ranae Lane – Assistant Principal at Wright Elementary (former Intervention Specialist at Wright Elementary)

▪ Maxine Hill – Bilingual Coordinator (former Assistant Principal at Crockett Elementary)