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🎓 Undergraduate degree, East Texas State University 🎓 Graduate degree, Texas A&M University, Commerce 📜 Superintendent's Certification, University of North Texas

Jacob Perry, M.Ed.

 

The Waxahachie ISD Board of Trustees voted to name Jacob Perry the principal of Waxahachie High School. Mr. Perry has been serving in the role of interim principal since November 2023.

 

Before assuming the Waxahachie High School Principal position, Mr. Perry served as the Director of Student and Campus Services for WISD. He has been in education for 23 years, 15 of which have been in various roles throughout Waxahachie ISD. His career has given him experience as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Director of Facilities & Operations, and Assistant Superintendent.

 

“Mr. Perry has done a phenomenal job at WHS over the past four months, and we are excited to welcome him to the role permanently,” said Dr. Jerry Hollingsworth, Superintendent of Waxahachie ISD. “I have no doubt his cultural and instructional leadership will continue to benefit the students and staff of WHS throughout his tenure.”

 

Mr. Perry holds a bachelor’s degree from East Texas Baptist University, a master’s degree from Texas A&M Commerce, and a Superintendent’s Certification from the University of North Texas. He has been married to his wife, Amy, for 22 years and has three sons: Caleb (WHS ’22), Chance (WHS ’24), and Colt (WHS ’28). "I'm looking forward to working with students and their families and the staff at WHS," said Perry. We have a lot to accomplish before the end of the school year, and I am excited to see what the future holds!"

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Assistant Principals (by Alpha House)

      A - Cha

      Phone: (972) 923-4600 x21026

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      🎓 Associate's degree, Liberal Arts, San Antonio College 🎓 Undergraduate degree, General Studies in Sociology & Government, Texas Woman's University 🎓 Graduate degree, Educational Technology Leadership, Lamar University 📜Administrator Certification 📜Certifications in Principal EC-12, Generalist 4-8, Social Studies Composite 8-12, History 8-12, ESL Supplemental 4-12 📜Nationally Certified STEM Educator

      Jennifer Burkhalter-Foley, M.Ed.

       

      As a proud 1996 graduate and WISD parent, I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the WHS leadership team as an assistant principal to serve the students, teachers, staff, parents, and the community I love.

       

      My transition into the role of assistant principal came after spending four years teaching 9th-grade World Geography and AP Human Geography in the WHS Social Studies Department and coaching WHS Cheerleading for two years. This year will be my 13th year in education with Waxahachie ISD. Previously, I held positions with Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC, as well as with the United States Air Force Educational Services at Hill AFB, Utah.

       

      I am grateful to be married to the love of my life, best friend, and biggest supporter, Jonathan. My daughter, Ally, is a 2019 graduate of WHS, and my son, Jackson, is a 2023 graduate of WHS. My step-daughter, Payton, is a 2022 graduate of WHS, and my step-son, Ean, is a current student at WHS. Being able to serve on the same campus where my family attends/attended has brought me joy beyond measure.

       

      My experience as an alumna, parent, teacher, volunteer, and now administrator for WISD has given me insight into the values that WISD and WHS hold dear. I will strive daily to support WISD’s core values: Choices, Collaboration, Belonging, and Community. 

      Che - Gar

      Phone: (972) 923-4600

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      🎓 Undergraduate degree, Texas A&M, Psychology 🎓 Graduate degree, Texas A&M Commerce, Educational Administration

      Anteneshia Jones, M.Ed.

       

      Anteneshia Jones currently serves as an Assistant Principal at Waxahachie High School. She is a graduate of DeSoto High School. She earned her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University, where she was a member of the NCAA National Champion Track & Field Team, and her graduate degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Mrs. Jones has thirteen years of experience in education as a Special Education teacher, Department Head, and track coach. She joined Waxahachie High School in 2022.

       

      Mrs. Jones devotes her spare time to fitness, friends, and family with her husband, Chris, her son, Aiden, and her bonus son, Chris, Jr.

      Gas - Koz

      Phone: (972) 923-4600 x21022

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      🎓 Undergraduate degree, Millsaps College 🎓 Graduate degree, SMU 🎓 Graduate degree, UT Tyler

      Eric McCarty, M.Ed.

       

      Eric McCarty currently serves as Assistant Principal at Waxahachie High School. He has also served as Secondary English Language Arts and Reading Coordinator at WISD and as an English teacher in another district. Mr. McCarty is an alum of South Grand Prairie High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, where he holds records for receptions and receiving touchdowns. As a senior, his team ranked #3 nationally for DIII football. He also earned graduate degrees from SMU and UT Tyler.

       

      Mr. McCarty married into a family of educators. His wife, who recommended that he teach for years, teaches English and doubles as an instructional coach. His sister-in-law is an educator of students with special needs, and his mother and father-in-law are professors at Grambling State University. He and his wife have two children who attend WISD.

       

      Mr. Mccarty teaches students how to communicate and problem-solve and coaches teachers to partner in their growth.  His mission is to make a difference in people's lives by valuing their voices, raising their expectations, and bringing together educators who are committed to excellence.

      Kr - Or

      Phone: (972) 923-4600 x21024

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      🎓 Undergraduate degree, Kinesiology, Tarleton State 🎓 Graduate degree, Education, UTA

      Blake Harrison, M.Ed.

       

      Blake Harrison is a Waxahachie graduate and serves as Assistant Principal at Waxahachie High School. Mr. Harrison has served WISD for over a decade. He received his degree in Kinesiology from Tarleton State University and a Master's in Education from The University of Texas at Arlington. He and his wife, Callie, have two children, Harper and Ford.

      Os - Sha

      Phone: (972) 923-4600 x21025

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      🎓 Undergraduate degree, Biology with Chemistry minor, University of North Texas 🎓 Graduate degree, Secondary Education, Grand Canyon University 📜 Administrator's Certification, Lamar University

      Tony Escoto, M.Ed.

       

      I am honored to serve as Assistant Principal at Waxahachie High School. I look forward to working with students, parents, teachers, and community members.

       

      I grew up in Houston, attending Northbrook High School in Spring Branch ISD. After high school, I attended the University of North Texas (Go Mean Green!) and earned a degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. I earned my master's degree in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University and completed my Administrator's Certification through Lamar University. I began my teaching career in Carrollton-Farmers Branch as a science teacher and continue my teaching career in Lewisville ISD. I began my role as Assistant Principal in Lewisville ISD and continued in Frisco ISD.

       

      My family is Waxahachie proud, and we love being part of Waxahachie ISD! My family consists of Casey, a WISD teacher, and my children, Ethan and Emma. We enjoy spending time with family, watching Ethan play football, and Emma in her dance classes.

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