HOUSTON – July 19, 2016 – Spring ISD has announced additional personnel changes for the 2016-17 school year, including both district and campus level assignments.
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Dr. Miguel S. Perez III has been named Executive Director of Data Management and Compliance. Perez brings 11 years of service in education to his new role, including extensive leadership experience. He most recently served as adjunct professor with the School of Education at St. Thomas University where he taught graduate level courses in the Curriculum and Instruction program.
He began his career in neighboring Humble ISD where he served as a department head, soccer coach and teacher at both Humble High School and Atascocita High School. He went on to serve as an assistant principal for Aldine ISD before becoming an associate superintendent for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and then Chief Executive Officer at Jim Hogg County ISD.
Perez has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas State University, a master’s degree in education from Sam Houston State University and a doctorate in education from Texas Southern University.
Diaka R. Carter has been named principal at Spring High School. Carter comes to Spring ISD from Humble ISD where she most recently served as associate principal of curriculum and instruction at Summer Creek High School. Her past experience in education includes serving as a teacher at Nimitz Ninth Grade Center in Aldine ISD, and as instructional coach, assistant principal, and associate principal of curriculum and instruction in the Humble district. Additionally, she has worked as a writing development adjunct instructor at Lone Star College-Kingwood.
Principal Carter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a master’s in educational leadership from Prairie View A&M University.
David Baxter will serve as principal at Dekaney High School. Baxter has been personally associated with Spring ISD for many years. The veteran educator moved into the area more than 30 years ago and watched as his daughters grew up attending schools in the district. In 2014 – after more than 25 years as an educator – he became the principal at Claughton Middle School where he quickly developed strong school and community partnerships and led his team in establishing a culture of quality and academic success. His past experience includes assignments in Aldine and Houston school districts, superintendent of Kennard ISD and assistant superintendent of Fallbrook College Preparatory Academy.
A Texas native, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry from Jarvis Christian College and a Master of Education from Sam Houston State University.
De’Monica Amerson has been named principal at Claughton Middle School. Amerson has served as Claughton’s assistant principal since January 2015; however, she is no stranger to the Spring community. She attended Link Elementary, Wells Middle and Westfield High School before graduating from Klein Forest. Additionally, she served as language arts instructional specialist at Salyers Elementary. Her past experience includes Fallbrook College Preparatory Academy where she held roles as a teacher, assistant principal and principal.
A Houston native, she holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary studies and a Master of Education from Prairie View A&M University.
La’Quesha C. Grigsby has been named principal at Bammel Middle School. She comes to the school from Carl Wunsche Sr. High School where she has served as associate principal for administration since 2014. Prior to that role, she led the school’s medical academy. No stranger to education, Grigsby has experience in several areas of school leadership, including serving as the International Business Academy Coordinator for Klein ISD, a business teacher and a department chair at Klein Forest High School.
Edmund D. Lewis has been named principal at Salyers Elementary. He brings over 14 years of experience in education to his new role, including leadership positions both inside and outside the classroom. He most recently served as dean of instruction and community liaison at Golfcrest Elementary School in Houston ISD where he assisted in developing and implementing initiatives to improve the learning community and increase student success.
Fluent in Spanish, he has served as a bilingual education services coordinator for Community Action Head Start in Topeka, Kansas; assistant principal at Colt Elementary School in Marble Falls; and bilingual teacher and family involvement coordinator at W.B. Travis Elementary School in Baytown.
Lewis earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and master’s degree in educational management with principal certification from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.
Terrance Sanders has been named principal at Heritage Elementary School. He brings nearly two decades of education experience to Heritage, including both classroom instruction and school leadership. He began his career in Charlotte, North Carolina as a fifth grade teacher. He also taught third graders before relocating to the Houston area. He has served as assistant principal at Walnut Bend Elementary and principal of Judson W. Robinson Jr. Elementary in Houston ISD. Since 2015, he worked as a district administrator, directing and monitoring professional development programs.
Sanders received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Clemson University and his master’s degree in education from Winthrop University. He also completed post baccalaureate studies in elementary education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.