Waxahachie ISD Names New Principal for Waxahachie High School

“In his three years with Waxahachie ISD, Mr. Casas has proven that he is capable of revolutionizing the culture of a campus and inspiring his staff to reach new heights of greatness,” said Dr. Jeremy Glenn, Waxahachie ISD Superintendent. “We are excited to see how Mr. Casas will rise to the challenge of opening our beautiful new high school and integrating two student bodies and campus staffs.”

Mr. Casas has 25 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. Before coming to Waxahachie ISD, he was an administrator in Corsicana ISD, and has also served in Ennis ISD, Mineola ISD, Lake Highlands ISD, Mesquite ISD, and Grand Saline ISD. Mr. Casas holds a bachelor of science degree from Texas Christian University and a master of education degree from Texas A&M Commerce.

Dr. Al Benskin, current Waxahachie High School principal, will be taking a new position with the district as Director of Alternative Education Services.

“We know that the students at Waxahachie High School of Choice and Challenge Academy are our most at-risk population, and we believe that Dr. Benskin’s leadership will enable those students to finish their high school careers and go on to do great things,” said Glenn. “Dr. Benskin has a proven track record of success, and we look forward to seeing what he will accomplish. He will work with district and campus leadership to expand behavioral supports in the 2018-2019 school year.”

Dr. Benskin began his career in education as an ROTC teacher, after which he became an assistant principal in Desoto ISD. He became an assistant principal at Waxahachie High School in 2010, and was named the campus principal in 2014. He served 20 years in the United States Marine Corps. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Chaminade University of Honolulu, a master of education degree from Central Michigan University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Texas Wesleyan University.

Waxahachie ISD will begin interviewing for the position of Finley Junior High principal as soon as possible to ensure a seamless transition into the 2018-2019 school year.

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Continuing our tradition of “Excellence in Education,” the mission of the Waxahachie Independent School District is to develop, through a cooperative effort with the home and community, well-educated, responsible citizens who can excel in a complex world.