NEWS RELEASE
GALENA PARK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Communications Department
14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2010
CONTACT: Craig Eichhorn
(832) 386-1231
ceichhorn@galenaparkisd.com

New Administrators Introduced at Board Meeting

         New principals and assistant principals were introduced during the Aug. 9 Board of Trustees meeting.
         Tony Gardea, former assistant principal at North Shore High School, was introduced as principal at Galena Park High School. Gardea, a Galena Park High School graduate, has 14 years of experience in education. Travis Fanning, former assistant principal at Cunningham Middle School, was introduced as principal at Normandy Crossing Elementary. Fanning has 10 years of experience in education.
         Brian Allen, former Safe School Specialist at North Shore High School, was introduced as assistant principal at North Shore High School. Allen has 13 years of experience in education. Bianca Benavides, who most recently served as third grade ESL teacher at Purple Sage Elementary, was introduced as assistant principal at Woodland Acres Elementary School. She has seven years of experience in education.
         Mary Dennis, who most recently served as interim assistant principal and was previously a math specialist at Cloverleaf Elementary School, was introduced as assistant principal at Cloverleaf Elementary. She has 19 years of experience in education. Mack Eagleton, who most recently served as eighth grade science teacher at North Shore Middle School, was introduced as assistant principal at North Shore Middle School. Eagleton has four years of experience in education.
         Natalie Garrett, former math specialist at Cunningham Middle School, was introduced as assistant principal at Cunningham. She has 10 years of experience in education. Debra Hensarling, who most recently served as coordinator of student learning at North Shore High School, was introduced as assistant principal at Galena Park High School. Hensarling has 18 years of experience in education.
         Lee Ramirez, who most recently served as lead teacher at the Center for Success, was introduced as assistant principal at Woodland Acres Middle School. Ramirez has six years of experience in education.
         Lindy Robertson, who most recently served as Campus Instructional Specialist at Cimarron Elementary, was introduced as assistant principal at Normandy Crossing Elementary. Robertson has 10 years of experience in education.
         Misty Smith, who most recently served as science instructional specialist in Humble ISD, was introduced as assistant principal at Tice Elementary School. Smith has four years of experience in education. Ruth Yamaguchi, who most recently served as support services coordinator at Galena Park High School, was introduced as assistant principal at Galena Park High School. Yamaguchi has 10 years of experience in education.

New Administrators 2010
Dr. Mark Henry (back row, far right) and Trustee Ramon Garza (front row, far left), greet the new administrators.
Shown (front row, l-r) are: Tony Gardea, Bianca Benavides, Mary Dennis, Lindy Robertson, Ruth Yamaguchi
and Misty Smith. In the back row (l-r) are: Brian Allen, Mack Eagleton, Travis Fanning, Natalie Garrett, Debra Hensarling
and Lee Ramirez.