WISD Superintendent Dr. Jerry Hollingsworth named Jacob Perry Interim Principal of Waxahachie High School. He will fill the position Tonya Harris vacated when she was named the lone finalist for Superintendent of Itasca ISD.
Perry holds a bachelor's degree from East Texas Baptist University, a master's degree from Texas A&M-Commerce, and his Superintendent's Certificate from the University of North Texas.
Before accepting this assignment, Mr. Perry served as the Director of Student and Campus Services for WISD. He has been in education for 23 years, 15 of those at WISD. His career has given him experience as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Director of Facilities and Operations, and Assistant Superintendent.
"Mr. Perry has vast experience at both the administrative and campus level. We appreciate Mr. Perry lending his talents to guiding WHS during this time of transition," said Dr. Hollingsworth, Superintendent of Waxahachie ISD. "We will miss Mr. Perry at Central Administration, but I am confident that the students and staff of WHS are in capable hands.”
Mr. Perry has been married to his wife, Amy, for 22 years, and they have three sons: Caleb (WHS' 22), Chance (WHS' 24), and Colt (eighth grade). "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!"
Waxahachie ISD will begin the hiring process for a new WHS principal in the coming weeks.