Kelly Hestand, an administrator with 23 years of educational experience has been appointed as the principal for the new Shadow Creek High School, set to open for the 2016-2017 school year. The Alvin ISD School Board approved the committee selection on Tuesday, May 12, at their monthly school board meeting.
“We are thrilled to have appointed Kelly Hestand as the principal of Shadow Creek High School. Mrs. Hestand has an extensive background dating back to her time as a high school math teacher and coach. She has served students in multiple leadership capacities both as a campus and district level administrator. She has a proven track record of improving student achievement with a personal area of expertise related to curriculum development and mathematics,” said Buck Gilcrease, Alvin ISD Superintendent.
Hestand received her masters of education from Texas Women’s University and her bachelor of arts in mathematics education from Harding University.
“The Shadow Creek High School principal position drew extensive attention from applicants across the state. Alvin ISD received more than 73 applicants for the position and we are confident that Kelly Hestand’s diverse background and experiences at multiple high schools, and her advanced knowledge of upper level mathematics curriculum will allow her to achieve incredible outcomes at Shadow Creek High School,” said Alvin ISD Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Allen Roberts.
Hestand and her husband, Jimmy, have three children, Ryan, 23, Noah, 14, and Ella, 11.
Hestand said she’s thrilled to have been named by the school board to take on the principal role at Shadow Creek High School.
“As a believer in lifelong learning, I’m driven by a commitment to help students grow as individuals and to build a campus culture with high expectations of success. Opening this new campus is truly an honor and I look forward to partnering with parents and community members to provide our students with limitless opportunities focused on helping each child achieve their goals,” Hestand said.