Congratulations to Deer Park ISD's newest administrators. At the close of last night’s regularly monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees, board members filled several campus and District administrative vacancies.
Trustees named Melissa McCroskey Fagan principal of Fairmont Elementary. Fagan worked two years in the private sector before starting her education career in 2009 as a third-grade teacher at Deepwater Elementary. Three years later, she moved to Fairmont Elementary, where she continued to teach third grade and was the department chairperson. She was named to her current position as assistant principal of Dabbs Elementary in 2016.
Fagan earned her bachelor of science degree from the University of Texas in 2007. In 2012, she graduated from Lamar University with a master of education degree.
School Board members also filled three assistant principal vacancies, with Caleb Hernandez joining the leadership team at Deer Park High School-South Campus as an assistant principal, James Meyers being named dean of instruction at DPHS-South Campus, and Heather Page accepting a position as an assistant principal at Deer Park Junior High.
Hernandez began his teaching career in 2006 and worked as a Spanish teacher in the Alief, Spring, and Pasadena school districts before accepting a similar position in DPISD. He has taught Spanish at North Campus and South Campus since 2017.
In 2006, Hernandez earned his bachelor of arts degree from Texas A&M University. Four years later, he received a master of education degree from Sam Houston State University, and in 2014, he completed his master of business administration degree at the University of Houston Downtown.
Meyers began his career in early 2009 as a teacher in Austin ISD. Later that year, he accepted a position as a math teacher at DPHS-South Campus, a position he held for six years. After a year working in a similar capacity in Pasadena ISD, he returned to South Campus in 2017. In 2019, Meyers was named the math instructional facilitator for South Campus.
In 2008, Meyers received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2019, Meyers earned his master of education degree from Western Governors University.
Page joined DPISD in 2010 as a math teacher and also helped coach girls athletics. Four years later, she was named the math department chairperson at Deer Park Junior High.
She received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2010, and she completed her master of education degree at Lamar University in 2019.
The School Board also filled a vacancy in the District Department of Instruction by naming current DPHS-South Campus Assistant Principal for Testing Carey Driskell director of science.
In 2000, Driskell began her career as a biology teacher and girls athletics assistant coach at DPHS-South Campus. She was named the South Campus science instructional facilitator in 2007. In 2011, she was named an assistant principal at South Campus. The following year, she worked in the same position at DPHS-North Campus, then returned to South Campus in 2013.
Driskell earned her bachelor of science degree from McNeese State University in 1999. In 2007, she completed her master of education degree at the University of St. Thomas.
These changes are effective on July 1.