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Silsbee High School Administration

Phone: 409-980-7877

Email: jessie.martin@silsbeeisd.org

Jessie Martin

Principal, Silsbee High School

With a distinguished career in education spanning 15 years, including eight years as an administrator, Mrs. Martin brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to excellence to her new role.

Having recently relocated from the San Antonio area, Mrs. Martin is eager to become an integral part of the Silsbee community.

One of Mrs. Martin's key strengths lies in curriculum and instruction, making her a valuable asset to the educational landscape at SHS. Her expertise will contribute to the continuous improvement of the school's academic programs, ensuring that students receive a high-quality education and are prepared for success in their future endeavors.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Mrs. Martin is devoted to her family. She is happily married and the proud mother of three daughters, one of whom is already a part of the Tiger community.

Her personal experiences as a parent further fuel her passion for education and her unwavering commitment to advocating for the needs and aspirations of every child.

GOAL: "My goal is to create and participate in an educational program that is best for all community members including my own children."


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Phone: 409-980-7877

Email: kendal.shelton@silsbeeisd.org

Kendal Shelton

Assistant Principal, Silsbee High School

Mrs. Shelton serves as the Early College High School Administrator and the Assistant Principal at Silsbee High School. As the ECHS administrator, she assists students, who are least likely to go to college, with the opportunity to earn their high school diploma while simultaneously earning either transferable college hours or an associates degree. She has served as an educator for 13 years in both Title 1 and affluent schools in a variety of capacities. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology from Southwestern University in 2008, where she also played basketball. She earned her Master's Degree from Lamar University in 2012.

She is married to the love of her life and the two share a beautiful daughter.

GOAL: "My goals are to use my influence for advocacy, build meaningful relationships with all stakeholders and empower students and educators to be the best version of themselves.


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Phone: 409-980-7877

Email: gary.hennigan@silsbeeisd.org

Neil Hennigan

Assistant Principal, Silsbee High School

Mr. Hennigan has been in education for 22 years. He was previously the head baseball coach at Spurger, Colmesneil and Woodville. At each school, he led his team to state championship games.

After his time coaching, he served as an Assistant Principal at Woodville HS. He served in that role for five years before becoming the principal. Mr. Hennigan was principal for two years. He is now an assistant principal at Silsbee High School.

GOAL" "My goal is to use my experience and skills as an administrator to secure a safe, disciplined environment for our community and school."


 

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Phone: 409-980-7877

Email: danielle.wehmeyer@silsbeeisd.org

Mrs. Danielle Wehmeyer

Assistant Principal, Silsbee High School

Mrs. Wehmeyer is an alumni of Silsbee High School. She has served 18 years in education.

She is a 2005 graduate from the University of Texas and proud Longhorn. She graduated with her degree in Athletic Training. She started her career with Humble ISD. She has also worked in North East ISD where she loved into the classroom full-time. She earned her Master's Degree from Lamar University in 2013.

In 2016, she made her journey back home to Silsbee. During her career at SISD, she has served as teacher, adjunct professor, athletic trainer, coach, sponsor, and now assistant principal.

She earned her second Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2021.

GOAL: "My goal is to foster and develop a passion for lifelong learning."

 

Phone: 409-980-7877

Email: jacob.jackson@silsbeeisd.org

Mr. Jacob Jackson

Assistant Principal, Silsbee High School

Mr. Jackson has spent 9 years teaching mathematics (geometry up to calculus) at Vidor High School while I was serving as head coach of the girls soccer program at Kelly Catholic High School in Beaumont for 10 years. Following his time at Vidor and Kelly, he moved to North Texas to tech Algebra 2 at Little Elm High school. He served as the assistant girls soccer coach for two years.

His educational background includes graduating from a local SETX high school, obtaining a BA in Mathematics and a Masters in Educational Administration both from Lamar University.

When off the clock, he enjoys watching and playing any and all sports ranging from soccer to golf and pickleball.

GOAL: "My goal as an assistant principal is to help every student and staff member on campus reach their full potential during our time together."


 

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Phone: 409-980-7877

Email: nina.bates@silsbeeisd.org

Dr. Nina Bates

Principal, P.A.C.E.S./iCAN Academy

Dr. Nina Bates has an earned Ph.D. in Family Studies, an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, and an M.S. in Community and Population Health Studies from Texas Woman's University. Additionally, Dr. Nina has earned an M.S. in Educational Psychology and a Graduate Academic Certificate in Parent Education from the University of North Texas (UNT). Dr. Nina holds the designation as Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE), issued through the National Council on Family Relations.

Dr. Nina has Texas Teaching Certifications in Social Studies 8-12 (composite) and Human Development and Family Studies 8-12, and she is an Adjunct Faculty Member at UNT. Dr. Nina pursued and earned an EC-12 Principal as Instructional Leader Certification, and she is currently completing the final, internship component to earning a Superintendent Certification.

Through volunteerism, Dr. Nina facilitates various educational interventions that promote well-being in partnership with families and faith-based organizations.

GOAL: "My goal as an Administrator is to be effective in my work of leading educational communities everyday and to improve the lives of individuals and families through education."