Mr. Stapleton, Principal

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Mr. Stapleton, Principal

As an innovative leader, Steven Stapleton joined the Furr High School team in 2018 with the experience and commitment necessary to create a culture that places student engagement as its number one priority.  He brings to the campus a diverse background in educational leadership, having served as a teacher, teacher leader, campus administrator, and district leader.

Mr. Stapleton is very familiar with what it takes to create a true learning organization that values student, parent, community, and teacher voice.  He has experienced firsthand the impact educators have on the lives of students when they identify student needs and design learning experiences to prepare students for a globally connected world.  Prior to Furr High School, Mr. Stapleton served as the principal at McReynolds Middle School in Houston ISD, where he transformed a multi-year improvement required campus to meeting state standard in just one year.  In three short years, this campus met 6 out of the 7 state distinction designations.

Mr. Stapleton graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where he was part of the nationally recognized UTeach program.  He earned his master’s degree from Lamar University and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in the Educational Leadership program at Texas A&M University in College Station.  Mr. Stapleton has been a science teacher, high school department head, district technology curriculum specialist, junior high assistant principal, and Director of Professional Learning and Innovative Teaching.  Previous districts served include Madisonville CISD, Dickinson ISD, and Alvin ISD.

Mr. Brian K. Roberson II

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Mr. Brian K. Roberson II

Associate Principal

Brian Roberson comes to Furr High School as a seasoned educator. Mr. Roberson previously served as an administrator at Navarro Middle School in Houston ISD, and Eisenhower 9th Grade Center in Aldine ISD. Before becoming an administrator, Mr. Roberson served as a high school Special Education teacher and coach in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and Spring ISD.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Mrs. Zazalleesha Swanson

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Mrs. Zazalleesha Swanson

Assistant Principal - 12th Grade

Ms. Swanson comes to Furr High School with a depth of experience in Special Education, English Language Arts and ESL. Ms. Swanson has an array of experience in education ranging from teaching, administration, and an array of other experiences that comes along with being in HISD for over 13 years. She feels that the best part of her job is seeing the growth of the students from the time they enter as freshmen till the day they walk across the stage for graduation.

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Lauren Ward

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Mrs. Lauren Ward

Assistant Principal - 11th Grade

Prior to becoming an AP at Furr HS, Lauren was a Multilingual specialist in HISD. She taught in a neighboring district for over a decade in the areas of English Language Arts, English as a Second Language, Speech, and Reading Intervention. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ms. Alejandra Ortega

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Ms. Alejandra Ortega

Assistant Principal - 10th Grade

Prior to Furr High School, Alejandra served as 8th-grade math & Algebra I teacher, math department chair, campus induction coordinator/New Teacher Academy lead, and design team member at McReynolds Middle School in Houston ISD.  Ms. Ortega was the 2018 Houston ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year.

 

Mr. John F. Laymon

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Mr. John F. Laymon

9th Grade Administrator

Prior to joining Furr, Mr. Laymon served as an Instructional Coach for all subjects in HISD, was the school counselor at McReynolds Middle School, and was recognized as a teacher of the year when he taught at Lamar High School. Mr. Laymon also served as a Social Studies Instructional Specialist in San Antonio ISD. Mr. Laymon received instructional coaching training under ASCD’s Dr. Douglas Fisher & Dr. Nancy Frey, and in graduate school interned at the renowned International School of the Americas and Lee HS in NEISD under Kathy Bieser and Michael Cardona. Mr. Laymon brings Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate coordination experience as well as expertise in Project-Based and Experiential Learning design frameworks.

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Juan Elizondo

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Mr. Juan Elizondo

Teacher Specialist, CTE Coordinator, and Partnership Director

Ms. Laura Perez

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Ms. Laura Perez

Instructional Coordinator/Magnet/Campus Testing Coordinator/Title 1

Prior to joining Furr HS, Ms. Perez served as an instructional specialist and ELA teacher at McReynolds Middle School. She also has 14 years of experience as an Executive Director of Technology and has vast knowledge with curriculum alignment, PBL, Blended Learning, and technology based initiatives.  

Ms. Kimberly Allen

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Ms. Kimberly Allen

Registrar

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Shontell Doyle

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Ms. Shontell Doyle

Title: School Business Manager