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Christine Wortham

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Christine Wortham is very excited to start her third year at Shoemaker High School, and her 16th year in education.  A former theatre teacher obsessed with integrating core content into her lessons, Christine fell in love with curriculum and obtained her Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  She is currently working on her doctorate in Educational Administration and is in the final stretch!  She has two amazing kids of her own, in middle and high school.  She spends a lot of time at their marching band competitions, soccer games, volleyball games, theatre productions, etc.  She’s an avid lover of all art forms and also enjoys creative writing and taking photos.  Her favorite part of this job is supporting Shoemaker’s amazing staff and students so we can continue to prepare students for a lifetime of learning and growing.

 

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Chance Roden

Assistant Principal (Last Names A-Bak)

Testing Coordinator

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Sara Vento

Assistant Principal (Last Name Bal-Ein)

Sara Vento is so eager to continue her instructional leadership journey at Shoemaker High School!  Sara began her service with Killeen ISD in 2018 as a special education teacher before joining Shoemaker in 2022.  She believes in utilizing restorative practices, as well as building strong relationships with students, parents, teachers and staff, and the community.  She maintains focus on success through collaborative efforts, with students at the forefront of decision-making.  Sara has previously worked for the City of Killeen, Parks and Recreation Department, until returning to school to complete her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University – Central Texas.  She later returned to TAMU-CT to complete her graduate studies, receiving a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership. 

Sara has previously taught special education and 3rd grade in Copperas Cove ISD, and she was a high school English teacher in Evant ISD.  She has two sons, who were born and raised in Killeen, and who graduated from Killeen ISD.  Sara loves spending time with friends and family, and always enjoys watching baseball.  She is extremely excited to be a Grey Wolf, and she loves watching our students grow while providing support for everyone at Shoemaker High School!

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Jennifer Lashley-Hill

Assistant Principal (Last Names Elo-Ken)

Ms. Jennifer Lashley-Hill currently serves as an Assistant Principal at Robert M. Shoemaker High School. This is her 26th year in education. She served 17 of the 26 years as a Spanish teacher. Ms. Lashley-Hill has also served as Dean of Students, Curriculum Instructional Specialist, Curriculum Director, and Assistant Director of Student Services. In 2014 she began her tenure in Killeen Independent School District as a High School Spanish teacher.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis in Spanish from the University of Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas.  While at Emporia State University she became a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (SKEE-WEE). She received a Master’s of Education Degree in English as a Second Language from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Ms. Lashley-Hill also completed a Master’s of Education Degree in Educational Leadership also from Kansas State University.

Originally from the country of Panama La República de Panama, Ms. Lashley-Hill is an “Army Brat” who has travelled all over the nation. She has three daughters; two are school aged and attend schools here at KISD and the eldest is a teacher.  She is bi-lingual and can effectively communicate in Spanish and English. Jennifer believes that education is the key to success.  As an educator, facilitator, and administrator she strives to motivate students and adults in ascertaining their inner strengths and abilities and discovering what truly inspires them.  She aims to provide a stimulating learning environment that encourages students and adults to trust their own opinion, while fostering confidence in order for them to realize their full potential. 

It is her goal to combine experiences with the ability to be a motivating, enthusiastic, and diligent leader.  Please contact her with any questions, comments, and or concerns.

“The Greatest Glory in Living Lies NOT in Never Falling, But in Rising Every Time We Fall” Nelson Mandela

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Alan Carpenter

Assistant Principal (Last Names Keo-Peq)

My name is Alan Carpenter, and I am humbled to be one of the Assistant Principals here at THE Shoemaker High School.  I am a graduate of both Tarleton State University and Texas A&M-Central Texas, and I am entering my 14th year in education.  With an emphasis on high expectations for our students, I believe that all students can not only achieve, but push themselves to be the best that they can be.  Having a growth mindset is a crucial part of our culture, and there’s a tremendous amount of pride to take when students become the best versions of themselves.  I look forward to working alongside the staff and students here at Shoemaker High School.

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Dr. Kevin Lanxon

Assistant Principal (Last Names Per-Tos)

Kevin Lanxon currently serves as the Assistant Principal of Shoemaker High School. He began his tenure at Cedar Valley Elementary School as a Behavior Management teacher, then moved to Liberty Hill Middle School, where he taught Math, Science, and resource English. While at Liberty Hill, he also served as the head soccer and cross-country coach. After that, he moved to Harker Heights High School, where he served as the Campus Special Education Coordinator. His most recent assignment before coming to Shoemaker High School was as a District Coordinator of Campus Operations for several campuses.

 

Dr. Lanxon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University. He received his Master’s of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. He recently earned his Doctorate of Education in Organizational Management from Abilene Christian University.

 

Dr. Lanxon is married to his wife of 22 years, Karen, with whom they share three children, two of which are KISD graduates and one in middle school. He loves spending time with his family while traveling, camping, and watching Marvel movies. Dr. Lanxon also serves as a youth minister in his local church and works in the community as an AAU track coach.

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Marie Icmat

Assistant Principal (Last Names Tot-Z)

Ms. Icmat is a native Killeen educator who graduated from Killeen High School, then from Texas Woman’s University with a bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies with a focus on mathematics.  Ms. Icmat has been in education for over 20 years all in Killeen ISD.  She started her educational roots as a math teacher at Nolan Middle School teaching middle school math and Algebra I.  After receiving her master’s degree in Instructional Technology, she worked as a campus instructional specialist, math district instructional specialist, middle school assistant principal, and most recently served as the SPED coordinator at Shoemaker High School. She has a love for helping teachers and inspiring students to be responsible members and leaders of our society.

She is most excited to watch and cheer on the students of Shoemaker as they grow and learn. When she’s not at work, you can find Ms. Icmat traveling, trying to find the best seafood in Texas, shopping, and just spending time with her family.

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Danielle Whitehead

Campus Facilitator for Special Programs

Greetings!

My name is Danielle Whitehead, and I am thrilled to enter my 16th year in education.  I am currently the 504 Facilitator, but before this position, I taught 5th grade math/science, Middle school science and social studies, and high school Biology.  Growing up, we traveled a lot as my dad was in the Army, but I call Killeen home.  I attended Meadow Elementary, Fairway and Nolan Middle Schools and graduated from Ellison High School in 2004, where I participated in Varsity Wrestling, Medieval Times Club, and Diamond Dolls.  I attended Texas Tech University for my Bachelors degree.  I graduated in 2008 with a BS in Interdisciplinary studies, and in 2015 I received my master's in educational administration and a Principal Certification from University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton Texas. I began my career at Live Oak Ridge Middle School in the 6th grade and was the Assistant dance director there for 7 years.  I am currently completing my Doctorate in Educational Leadership also at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor.

I am excited to continue my professional journey as a Grey Wolf, here at Shoemaker ❤️

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Sue Ellen Sitton

Coordinator for Special Education

Sue Ellen Sitton is proud to be starting her 13th year in education and her first year as a part of the Grey Wolf family at Shoemaker High School. In her time as an educator, Ms. Sitton has served kids at all levels: as an English teacher, a Special Education teacher,an Instructional Coach, and an Assistant Principal. In these roles, Ms. Sitton has developed a love of the educational process as well as of ensuring that students have access to the resources they need to be successful in a global society. Ms. Sitton completed her undergraduate work at the University of Maryland, College Park, and her graduate studies at Texas A&M University- Central Texas. She is a mother to five amazing kids and a Sassy to three wonderful babies. 

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Janet Sutton

Campus Instructional Specialist

Janet Sutton grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA and went on to attend the University of Central Florida. Mrs. Sutton holds Bachelors’ degrees in Business Administration and Art History and a Masters of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

She has spent the last 18 years in Killeen ISD where she was able to grow as an educator, mentor, and leader. Before coming to Killeen ISD she was in north Texas and central Florida. Since joining Killeen ISD at Audie Murphy Middle School, she has held the roles of History teacher, department lead, and Campus Instructional Specialist.

Mrs. Sutton brings her experience as a Campus Instructional Specialist to Shoemaker High School and is excited to continue to grow as a campus leader by mentoring the students and future educators.

 

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Roberta Wilson

Attendance Officer

My name is Roberta Wilson and it gives me great pleasure to start my 19th year at Killeen ISD.   Starting out as a paraprofessional at Maxdale Elementary in 2004, it has been an incredible journey. During my educational path, I attended Central Texas College to obtain an Associate degree in Applied Science. After finishing my Associates, I attended Tarleton University and obtained a Bachelor of Science, Liberal Studies in 2009. I obtained my Master's in Differentiated Instructions from Concordia University in 2015. Immediately after this achievement, I enrolled in Lamar University to complete a Principal Certification Certificate. This has been a huge achievement and a rewarding experience.

 

Shoemaker Secondary School has been my home since 2010. I taught Life Skills for two years, PBS for six years, and Vocational Coordinator for five years, which led me to the position of Attendance Officer. Learning the hearts of students has been an amazing experience for me. In my opinion, every student, regardless of their disability, deserves the chance to learn and develop social skills through encouragement, modeling, and positive reinforcement.

 

A native of Louisiana, but I've resided in Texas for 25 years. I have an amazing son who attended Shoemaker and graduated in 2016. I am passionate about family and traveling to new adventures. I love attending social activities on campus and participating in the Special Angel Prom. Despite everything, I succeeded in forming a family at Shoemaker Secondary School. The Grey Wolf family is a great place and I am pleased to work with exceptional staff at Shoemaker High School.

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Maria Woods

Student Activities Coordinator

Mrs. Woods serves as the Student Activities Coordinator for Robert M. Shoemaker High School, and it is her absolute honor to have a full-time job celebrating our students. She attended the University of Texas at Austin (Hook 'Em!) to earn her bachelor's degree, and taught English at Leander High School for 12 years before earning her Master of Education in School Counseling from Lamar University. She served as a school counselor for eight and half years at Audie Murphy and Early College High School before earning her certificate in Educational Leadership and joining the team here at Shoemaker.

The most rewarding part of her job is facilitating opportunities for students to demonstrate leadership, volunteerism, and their commitment to community service. There are so many outstanding students at Shoemaker High School that Mrs. Woods stays busy showcasing that Grey Wolf Pride.

"One person can make a difference, and everyone should try." -John F. Kennedy

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Toby Foreman

Coordinator Campus Athletics