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🎓 Undergraduate degree, Psychology, John Brown University 🎓 Graduate degree, Emporia State University 📜 Principal Program, Stephen F. Austin University

Rusty East, M.Ed.

 

Rusty East, a 1998 graduate of Waxahachie High School, has served as an administrator, teacher, and coach for almost 20 years.  Mr. East was named principal of Coleman Junior High in 2021.  Before that, he served the district as principal at Felty Elementary, as principal and assistant principal of Shackelford Elementary, and as assistant principal at Finley Junior High.  Mr. East began his career in 2004 at Clarendon College as Head Women's Basketball Coach and student activities director. In 2007, he was named Head Girl's Basketball Coach, Girl's Athletic Coordinator (2010-2014), and teacher at Burleson High School, before 1 year as Head Girl's Basketball Coach at Kemp High School in 2014. He returned home to teach and coach at Waxahachie High School before entering administration.

 

Mr. East holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from John Brown University ('03), a Master of Science degree from Emporia State University ('07), and completed the Principal Preparation Program from Stephen F. Austin University ('15). Additionally, he has served as a classroom teacher in the area of Special Education, Physical Education, and Technology Applications. He is a member of the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) and the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA).

 

Mr. East lives in Waxahachie and is married to Kourtney (WHS Class of 1999), who serves as an occupational therapist for WISD. They have 3 children; Hudson, Graham, and Charlotte. 

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Assistant Principals

      Aisha Mason, M.Ed.

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      🎓 Undergraduate degree, Child and Family Studies, Baylor University 🎓 Graduate degree, Education, Texas Woman’s University 📜 Principal's Certification, Lamar University

      Aisha Mason, M.Ed.

       

      Aisha Mason has been in education for almost a decade. Her career began as a Fort Worth Teaching Fellow and transitioned to a teacher with Fort Worth ISD. During her time, she served as team lead and master teacher. She has taught at the elementary and middle school level. Under the reconstitution of five leadership schools, Aisha was selected to serve as one of the English Language Arts teachers. Within a year, all campuses met standards and made gains in reading and math. While there, Mason was known for her impact on increasing student achievement, modeling the best instructional practices, building opportunities for positive school culture, and creating a culturally relevant classroom. While outside the classroom, she spent her time as a participant in the Home Visit Project and Teaching Trust Committee for her campus.

       

      Aisha Mason graduated from Baylor University and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies. She holds a Master of Education from Texas Woman’s University and a Principal’s Certification from Lamar University. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Aisha is married to Gary Mason Jr. who also serves in WISD. They are both proud Baylor Bears. She is humbled and truly excited to work alongside the amazing staff, students, and community of the Coleman Chiefs.

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      Shandra Sanders

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      Shandra Sanders

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