& Junior High Principal
940-665-5961 ext. 214
The 2017-2018 school year is off to a GREAT start and I am expecting many great things from our students and teachers! We have several new teachers on our campus this year: Mrs. Rosa Daniels is teaching Spanish I and II; Mr. Jon Dotson is teaching Algebra I and II; Mr. Troyce Renfro is returning to Era (you may remember him from a few years back)--he will be our Head Boys Basketball coach and will teach Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC) and Physics; Mrs. Lisa Ayers will be teaching English II and III; Mr. Bob Bowden has also been added to our coaching staff and will teach 7th Grade Texas History and 8th Grade U.S. History; and Mrs. Leslie Partridge will also be working with our athletes as she will be our new Head Girls Softball coach, she will also teach 6th Grade Science. Mr. Don Neu will be our new Athletic Director and Mr. Aaron Fortenberry will be our new Head Football Coach. Coach Neu will retain the coaching duties he has had in the past and Coach Fortenberry will be assisting me as a part time Dean of Students for grades 7 and 8 (he will help handle some of the discipline issues which come up from time to time). We are excited about each of these new additions to our faculty and staff and early indications are that the students feel the same way! With each passing school year, Era JR/SR High School gets better and better, and I firmly believe that this school year will be no different!
Academically, our teachers continue to be on the cutting edge with classroom techniques and philosophies that incorporate the use of current technologies and also research based practices that require the most of our students. The students at Era ISD understand that they are expected to produce quality work, and they never cease to amaze me with the projects they create. Last Spring, Mrs. Clark and Mr. Dunlap made some amazing progress with our greenhouse and a lot of cool things are happening in our Agricultural Science programs. We have added brand new, state of the art, turf baseball/softball facilities and have made some upgrades to our Ag barn. Last year, we set school records with our performance in UIL academics and we are making a big push to set even higher standards of excellence this year. Again, I am excited about this school year, and I am looking forward to the many great things the '17-'18 Hornets will accomplish!
As always, if you need to contact me, you may call me at (940) 665-5961 extension 214, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.