Leadership academy

On May 21, the Hays CISD Curriculum & Instruction Department honored the participants in this year’s Hays CISD Leadership Academy. The group was greeted by Hays CISD Superintendent Eric Wright, who thanked them for their interest in stepping up to take on the challenge of academic leadership.

The Hays CISD Leadership Academy is a special program designed to train internal staff members for future careers as administrators. The program is under the guidance of Deputy Academic Officer, Dr. Michael O’Guin. He is assisted by Coordinator of Professional Development Belinda Ellis and Coordinator of Student Services Adrianna Price, who facilitate the academies, and Secretary to the Director of Curriculum & Instruction Amy Pietrantone, who assists in managing the logistics.


The Hays CISD Leadership Academy has three levels

Aspiring Administrator Academy
(for those who have not yet begun their journey as an administrator and are exploring the idea)

Robin Burr
Elizabeth Dennis-Stephens
Thomas Duebner
John Glaister
Brandon Henry
Shawna Mayerson
Lindzi Nicholson
Julie Petrus
Lori Schunka
Jennifer Segura
Alejandra Valdez

The New Administrator Academy
(for those who have just started their journey as a current administrator):
Elizabeth Chaffee
Shea Howard
Christina Miranda
Layce Matejowsky
Homero Gonzalez
Amy Russ
Elsa Ibarra

The Aspiring Principal Academy
(for those who currently serve as an administrator and aspire to lead a campus of their own):
Lucia Nerio
Iric Ramos
Rick Salinas
Earrick Stigall
Megan Zembik
Savannah Farmer

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