Meet the principal

  • Shani Wyllie joined HISD in 2010 as a math teacher at Navarro Middle School.  Mrs. Wyllie left Navarro to support students at Attucks Middle School in various roles, including Apollo math coordinator, math teacher, and math department chair.  During her time at Attucks, students showed significant gains in academic achievement on the math STAAR exam.   After several years, Mrs. Wyllie went to take on the role of assistant principal at Deady and Edison Middle Schools, supporting both the math and science departments.  Both campuses realized significant growth in their math departments, with Deady earning a state distinction in math.  After serving as assistant principal, Mrs. Wyllie returned to Attucks Middle School as the principal in 2018. 


    Principal Wyllie earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Maryland.  With the same passion she speaks to her students about being lifelong learners, Principal Wyllie is currently a student at Abilene Christian University pursuing her doctorate in Organizational Leadership. Principal Wyllie plans to continue to use her educational experiences to ensure that every student entering Attucks Middle School has access to high-quality educational experiences that prepare them for high school, college, and beyond. 


    Currently, Principal Wyllie continues to serve the Sunnyside Community with pride, love, and gratitude.