Location

100 St. Mary's Street
Windthorst, TX 76389

Phone

(940) 423-6688

Fax

(940) 423-6505

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Ana Larios

Ana Larios

Elementary Aide

Meet Ana Larios. Ana graduated from Windthorst HS in 1997 and has worked for WISD for 19 year as a teacher’s aide.  Ana and her husband, Mauricio, have been married for 19 years and live in Scotland, Texas. Ana enjoys working at school and in her spare time she enjoys drawing and working in her garden. We are lucky to have Ana as part of our team here at Windthorst ISD.

Chris and Darla Tackett

Chris and Darla Tackett

Athletic Director/ Student Services Coordinator

Chris and Darla Tackett moved to Wichita Falls in July of 1997. Chris started teaching and coaching for Windthorst, while Darla coached and taught in Electra. They moved to Windthorst in October of 1998. Darla joined the staff at Windthorst in 1999. They have 4 children. Brady graduated WHS in 2017, graduated from Cisco college in 2019, where he played baseball and is currently attending EMT/Paramedic training in Lubbock Texas. Natalie is a senior, Tara is a freshman, and Heidi is in 5th grade. They each have 20+ years in education and enjoy being a part of such a wonderful community and school system.

Rumalda Ramirez

Rumalda Ramirez

Teacher's Aide

Hello my name is Rumalda Ramirez and I have worked at Windthorst ISD since 2001. I have 3 children who have all graduated from Windthorst HS, Benjamin (2005), Cese (2006) and Cindy (2008). I live in Scotland, Texas. I enjoy working with the students as a teacher’s aide. I have one grandson, Aiden, who is 5 yrs old. I enjoy listening to music, crocheting and crafting when I am not at school.

Janice Sons

Janice Sons

Elementary Aide

Hi. My name is Janice Sons. I have been a teacher’s aide at Windthorst since 2006. My husband, James, and I have been married for 40 years. We have 3 children Jamie, Justin, and Jordan. We also have 2 beautiful granddaughters, Bella and Olivia.

Ann Bugarin Cabrera

Ann Bugarin Cabrera

Maitenance

Meet Ann Bugarin Cabrera. Ann works in the maintenance department and keeps the elementary building running and clean. Ann and her husband, Al, live in Antelope, TX. Ann has been at Windthorst ISD for 5 years. Ann’s favorite part of her job is being around the kids and staff every day. Ann is an important part of our team here at Windthorst ISD.

Karen Berend

Karen Berend

Title 1 Aide

Hello, I am Karen Berend and this school year starts my 7th year at WISD.  I graduated from Archer City in 1990 and attended Vernon College. I am in the elementary RTI math department.  I have been married to Rodney Berend (WHS ’86) for 28 years and we have 3 daughters: Mikayla , and twins Blakeley and Blair.  Mikayla (WHS ’12) and husband Riley Schreiber(WHS ’11) are the parents to our first grandson, Milo Jax. Blakeley (WHS ’16) is attending MSU pursuing an Exercise Physiology degree and will graduate May 2020. Blair (WHS ‘16) is also attending MSU pursuing a Marketing degree and will graduate May 2020. Blair and her fiancé, Trace, will be married May 2020. When I am not at school, you can find me spending time with my family,  helping my husband daily at our dairy and I still work at my hair salon that I have owned since 1994. I truly enjoy being a part of WISD. 

Allison Bussey

Allison Bussey

JH Teacher/JH-HS Coach

Hi, my name is Allison Bussey. I am a graduate of Windthorst High School and attended college at Midwestern State University. This is my 5th year teaching at Windthorst. I teach 6th grade math along with several PE classes. I also coach volleyball, basketball, and track. My husband’s name is Jake, and we have 3 daughters: Karsyn (6), Kendall (5), and Khyler (7 months). 

Pat Leopold

Pat Leopold

Elementary teacher

Hello, my name is Pat Leopold.  I am starting my 39th year in education, the last 6 years have been with Windthorst ISD.  I graduated from Bowie High School in 1977 and MSU in 1981.  I have been married to Rob for 34 years.  We have  two daughters Erika and Monika and they are both teachers.  I’m excited to be a part of the Windthorst ISD family.

Dennis Koetter

Dennis Koetter

Maintenance Supervisor

Meet Dennis Koetter. Dennis has worked for WISD for 21 years as the Maintenance and Transportation Director. Dennis graduated from WHS in 1973. Prior to working at Windthorst ISD,  he worked for Berend Bros for 25 yrs. Dennis  and his wife, Linda, live in Archer City. We are lucky to have Dennis here at Windthorst ISD as he keeps our school and buses running.

Stacey Steinberger

Stacey Steinberger

Cafeteria

Hi, my name is Stacey Steinberger and this is my second year at Windthorst ISD. I graduated from here in 1989 and earned a Marketing Degree at Midwestern State University in 1993. I am employed in the school cafeteria. I have been married to Chad Steinberger (WHS ’90) for 25 years and we have four boys.
Garrett (WHS ’14) graduated from Texas A&M in 2018 and resides in College Station. He is engaged to be married to Jordyn Senkirik and they plan to wed in 2020. I am so excited to finally be getting a daughter! Gage (WHS ’17) received his certification in Farm & Ranch Management from VRJC and lives in Windthorst. Gavin is a Senior and Grayson is a Freshman here at WISD.
A few things I enjoy are attending all my kids’ activities, baking, taking long walks and hanging out with friends and family.

Rita SIerra

Rita SIerra

Cafeteria

My name is Rita Sierra.   I am from Wichita Falls.  I graduated from Old High. ’98. Moved here in 2013 . I am married to Miguel Colchado.   We have 4 children and another on the way.  Dec 28th.   3 kids come to Windthorst.   Angelina is in 10th grade , Miguel is in 6th grade, and Neveda is in 4th grade. Pablo is 1 yrs old.   In my free time Love to spend time with my family.  My time is spent with them at home watching movies, dancing , or karaoke.  Playing board games as a family. Shopping and just hanging out.    I have worked here in cafeteria for 3 yrs.  

Melanie Beisch

Melanie Beisch

HS Teacher/ UIL Coordinator

My name is Melanie Beisch and I currently teach Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology and Forensics.  I also serve as the UIL coordinator and the NHS sponsor.  This is my 10th year at Windthorst and my 30th year of teaching.  I previously taught 20 years at Zundy Junior High.  I graduated from MSU with my bachelor’s and master’s degree.  Rusty and I have been married for 30 years and have 2 children Emily (’12) works for Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Alec (’16) works for WISD in the technology department.  In my spare time I like to read, support the Trojans and Trojanettes, and travel.

Leann Hoff

Leann Hoff

Cafeteria/Bus Driver

Hello I am Leann Berend Hoff and I married Tom Hoff in November of 81after we both graduated from WIndthorst High School in 1980! We have 3 successful children that graduated from WIndthorst High school as well , Aaron Hoff, Miranda Hoff Rice and Emily Hoff Grotelueschen and have all went on to further their education and graduated from Texas A&M and Midwestern State University and their spouses as well have graduated from A&M!
We have one granddaughter, Ellie  Grotelueschen and  four grandsons, Wyatt Grotelueschen, Matthew Bexar Rice, Colton  Grotelueschen and Baby Grotelueschen due the end of December.  We love traveling and doing things with  our grand kids!  Did not know life with grandkids would be so GREAT ♥️  I work in the Windthorst ISD school  cafeteria. I enjoy my job and I  enjoy seeing the students everyday

Lonnie Hise

Lonnie Hise

Superintendent

Hello, I am Lonnie Hise, Superintendent of Windthorst ISD.  I am grateful to the Board of Trustees for giving me that opportunity in 2017.  I would like to let you know a little about myself. I am a graduate of Haskell High School (1983).  After graduation, I attended McMurry College for one year and graduated from Angelo State University in San Angelo Texas with a Degree in Physical Education and a minor in History. I earned my Master’s Degree in Educational Mid-Management from Midwestern State University in 2005 and my Superintendent’s certificate from Texas A&M Texarkana in 2015. I have been blessed to be married to my wife Sheila for the past 32 years.  We have three children: Zachary is married to Lakin, and lives in West Texas with our 3 year old granddaughter (Harper) and grandson (Tucker).  Kelsey is married to Daniel Williams, and lives in Seymour with our youngest granddaughter (Maylie). Emily works as a dental assistant in Wichita Falls and will be married to Jarrod Richey in January. I began my career in Whitesboro Texas as a teacher/coach from 1989-1990.  The next nine years, I was a teacher/coach in Holliday Texas (1990-1999) and then went to City View in Wichita Falls as the Head Football Coach/Athletic Director (1999-2006). The last two years I was the Assistant Principal at the High School.  In 2006 we were fortunate to move to Windthorst where I took over as Principal of Windthorst High School until 2017. I have been the superintendent since that time.

Scott Belcher

Scott Belcher

Teacher/Coach JH and HS

My name is Scott Belcher
I am in my 18th year here at Windthorst
My wife is J.J. and together we have two sons Cy a Jr. and Brock a 5th grader
I coach Football and Baseball
I grew up on a ranch in Archer County
I thoroughly enjoy Ranching, Hunting, and Sports
Tyler Owen

Tyler Owen

HS Teacher/ JH-HS Coach

This is my 4th year at Windthorst ISD and my 7th year teaching and coaching. I am the Head Basketball and Golf coach, but also assist in Football and Track. My wife Haley is a teacher and the tennis coach at Archer City. Together we have two sons, Gage who will be 3 this November, and Gannon who was born this past August. I am a 2009 graduate of Holliday High School and a 2013 graduate of Midwestern State University. I will be teaching computers this year after having taught History the past 6 years. I am looking forward to another great year at Windthorst ISD. Go Trojans! 

Gary Gatlin

HS Teacher

I’ve been in Windthorst for 6 years and have been teaching for 25 years.
Married to Donna Gatlin, Principal at Pioneer Elementary in Graham, Texas.
A father of three children, Lesley, married to Thomas Hoffman; Melanie, married to Karl Baker; and Garrett, student at Texas Tech; grandfather to three boys, Kenneth, Brazos and Murray(due August 3rd).
Keeper of chickens 🐔

Kim and Scotty Lofland

Kim and Scotty Lofland

Elementary Teachers and Coach

Hello! Meet Scotty and Kim Lofland. He’s been a high school coach and has been teaching  4th/5th grades in Windthorst since 2006, and she’s been teaching Pre-K and first grade since 2009. He graduated high school in Holliday, and she graduated from Rider in Wichita Falls. They both graduated from MSU. They’ve been married for 22 years and have 2 boys, Tim and Ben. Tim graduated from Windthorst in 2018, and Ben will be a 2021 graduate. In their spare time, he likes to drag her birdwatching, and she likes to drag him into house renovations.

Sharla Anderson

Sharla Anderson

HS Teacher/FCCLA/One Act Play

Hey, my name is Sharla Anderson and this is my 7th year teaching at Windthorst ISD. I graduated from Windthorst ISD in 2002 and from Midwestern State University in 2007. I am the Family and Consumer Science Teacher, FCCLA adviser, and One Act Play director.  I have three children that all attend school here as well. Saige is 13 (8th grade) and keeps us busy with Volleyball, Band, and Cheer, Daxton is 12 (6th grade) and loves playing Top of Texas football, and Dossen is 6 (Kindergarten) and enjoys eating cheeseburgers and being drug around to all his siblings’ events. I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend Mike, watching, supporting, and cheering for my babies, and socializing with family and friends any chance I get. I look forward to many more years with Windthorst ISD. 

Sheila Stevens

Sheila Stevens

2nd Grade Teacher

My name is Sheila Stevens.  This will be my 26th year of teaching.  12 of those at Windthorst. I teach 2nd grade Reading, English, and Spelling.  I graduated from Electra High School in 1990, and
Midwestern State University in 1994.  I have 3 children that have graduated from Windthorst High School. Carli and her husband live in Iowa Park.  She is teaching kindergarten and Latham is an engineer
at Sealed Air. They are expecting their first child in May.  Sydni lives in Iowa Park and is a cosmetologist in Wichita Falls. Cash is working at Urban Air and will leave for the Navy in a few months.  
Judy Hale

Judy Hale

Band Director

Hello! My name is Judy Hale (formerly Judy Cannedy) and I am the Band Director for Windthorst ISD. I currently teach grades 5-12 band and 6th grade technology. I taught at Midwestern State University for 6 years prior to starting my public education career, now in my 22nd year! This is my second stretch at Windthorst. I began my career here in 1998 and taught until 2005. After leaving Windthorst I served as the head director for Wichita Falls High School, Throckmorton, Bremond, Granger and then Mart before I found my way back “home” again! I graduated from Hirschi High School in 1983, Midwestern State University in 1990, and completed my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership in 2015 at the University of Texas at Tyler. My husband Mark and I are newlyweds and we have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Paige is married to Anthony and lives in Wichita Falls where she teaches and is working on completing her Master’s Degree in Biology. Jordan is married to Sarah and lives in New Jersey and has one daughter, Hannah. He and his wife are both Paramedics. Savannah is married to Brad and has four children: Lane, Landyn, Audrey and Peyton. She is a teacher’s aide here at Windthorst. Will is a deputy with the Young County Sheriff’s Department. He has one son, Sterling. When not working I love to read, study and learn more about God and my faith, I love spending time with my family camping and fishing, and I also have a passion for cars and classic rock music (which go hand in hand on a sunny afternoon!).

Misty Lindley

Misty Lindley

4th and 5th Science Teacher

Hi My name is Misty Lindley. My husband Gregg and I have 5 children and 3 grandchildren. Christian and his wife Aubrey live in Windthorst. Their son Kyle is in Kindergarten and daughter Kenna is in Pre-K. Taylor and Tamara live in Wichita Falls with their 2 year old, Forrest.  Caleb is engaged to Ashley. Gage is a sophomore and Megg is a 7th grader. I graduated from WIndthorst High School and the University of North Texas. This is my 13th year of teaching- 10 teaching 4th-5th Science at Windthorst and 3 at Bowie Junior High. During my free time I like to watch my kids play sports and be with the grandkids.

Travis Vaughn

Travis Vaughn

Hs Teacher/FFA Sponsor

Hello, my name is Travis Vaughn and I am the Agriculture Science Teacher. This is my 23rd year in education, and my 13th year at Windthorst. I received my Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Economics from Texas A&M University Commerce, and completed my agriculture teaching certification from Tarleton State University. Before becoming a teacher I worked on the crab boats in Alaska & was the dairy herdsman for Willie Hoff’s dairy.  My wife Juhree and I have three kids who graduated from Windthorst ISD.  Our oldest, Kayci is a innovation specialist for Burkburnett ISD, Kayla is respiratory therapist at Comanche County Hospital & Trevor is a wean calf specialist for Transova Genetics. We also have a granddaughter, Hatleigh.

 
I enjoy traveling and have recently started learning more about viniculture and I am the vineyard manager for Marker Cellars.
Susan Veitenheimer

Susan Veitenheimer

District Nurse

Hello, my name is Susan Veitenheimer and I am the school nurse for the district. I am currently in my 32nd year at Windthorst ISD. I graduated high school in 1982 from Wichita Falls Old High. I attended the University of Tennessee for one year and then return to Wichita Falls to graduate from MSU with a degree in nursing. I have worked through the years at both General Hospital and United Regional (Bethania) in addition to working at Windthorst ISD. I also currently work part time as a nurse at Kell West Hospital on weekends and holidays. I married Gerald Veitenheimer in 1985 and have been a member of the Windthorst community ever since. We have 5 children all of whom graduated from Windthorst ISD; Whitney is currently working at Lone Star Milk Transport, Travis is married to Emily and is Orthopedic Resident at OU Medical, Spencer works at Montgomery Farms, Lucas graduated from MSU with a degree in Exercise Physiology and lives and works in Denton, Owen is at TSTC in Waco for aircraft mechanics and maintenance. We have 2 grandchildren, Addison and Caden, that we enjoy spending time with whenever we can. Windthorst ISD is a wonderful district with staff that truly care about each and every student. They are my extended family and I am blessed to be a part of this school and community for so many years.

Rob Leopold

Rob Leopold

Technology Director

Hello, I graduated many years ago from Cheyenne (WYO) Central HS. I now live in the Wichita Falls/Bowie area. I have been married to my wife, Pat, for 34 years. We have 2 daughters Erika and Monika. I am currently in my 11th year at Windthorst ISD as Director of Technology. Before coming to Windthorst I taught at Iowa Park CISD, Bowie ISD, and Wichita Falls ISD. When I am not busy at school, I enjoy traveling the world with my wife.
 
Mary Beth Simpson

Mary Beth Simpson

Dyslexia Therapist

I’m a graduate from Midwestern State University.  My degree is Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (Grades 1-8).   I am certified in Early Childhood and ESL.  Most of you know me as the Pre-K teacher at Windthorst ISD.  For years I have taught Pre-Kindergarten and dyslexia classes.  This school year 2019-2020, I will be working only part-time as a dyslexia therapist.  I received my dyslexia training in a two year program at the Scottish Rite Learning Center of West Texas in Lubbock, Texas in 2009.    I am certified as an Academic Language Therapist, and a licensed Dyslexia Therapist.   The curriculum I teach is “Take Flight”,  which is a comprehensive intervention program for students with dyslexia.

Dylan Stark

Dylan Stark

JH Teacher/ Coach

My wife, Heather, is a Teacher/Coach at Windthorst ISD and we have 3 kids: Jaxon, Aiden and Mason. I am a graduate of Texas State University and have completed 13 years in education including 13 years at Bowie ISD. I have taught Texas History and PE, coached Football, Basketball and Track at Bowie.

Stacy Wolf

Stacy Wolf

HS Teacher

Hello, I am starting my 29th year in education, 19 of those years I have been at Windthorst.  I am teaching Social Studies in High School this year.  I have been married to Joe for 33 wonderful years and have one son Michael, who is in education now. I am looking forward to an exciting school year in a great school!

Ann Armendarez

Ann Armendarez

Elementary Principal

Hello, my name is Ann Armendarez and I am the elementary principal here at Windthorst. This is my 30th year in education. I graduated from Windthorst High School in 1984, Midwestern State University in 1990, and completed my masters degree in education in 2008. I coached, taught, and became an administrator while working in the Wichita Falls Independent School District for 24 years. This will be my 6th year at Windthorst. My husband Bo and I have 3 daughters. Andie (24) is a law student at Loyola University in New Orleans. Alex (21) is a senior at Texas A&M University, and Amelia (17) is a senior here at Windthorst High School. I love spoiling my dogs and watching Texas A&M football.

Stacy Schroeder

Stacy Schroeder

Secondary School Secretary/Librarian

 2019-2020 starts my 19th year at the best job ever. –  I am the High School / Junior High Secretary and I also run the Library for Pre-K thru 12th Grade.   Bob and I have been married for 37 years, and have 3 great kids + our bonus kids –  Chance (Son) & Ashley,  Kenda (Daughter) & Justin,  Rusty (Son) & Candi  –  who have blessed us with 6 amazing grand kids; Kastin, Libby, Johnston, London, Raylynn and 1 little angel, Chase, watching over us!!  My favorite things to do is to  go to my grand kids activities, babysit them and work in my yard !!  

Sheila Hise

Sheila Hise

3rd Grade Teacher

Hello, My name is Sheila Hise. The 2019-2020 school year starts my 30th year as an educator. I graduated from Haskell High School in 1984 and MSU in 1990. I taught 4th grade at Fowler Elem. in Wichita Falls and 4th and 5th grades in Holliday before coming to Windthorst. This will be my 13th year in Windthorst, most of which has been in 3rd grade. I have been married to my high school sweetheart Lonnie for 32 years. We have 3 children. Zachary and Lakin, Kelsey and Daniel, Emily and Jarrod. We have 3 grandchildren, Harper and Maylie, and Tucker is on the way. I enjoy spending time with my grandbabies, crocheting and supporting Windthorst activities.

Gina Stallcup

Gina Stallcup

JH Science Teacher

Hi! I am a Windthorst native farm girl!  I grew up on a dairy farm and learned the work ethic there. I am a 1983 graduate of Windthorst High School and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Education at MSU in 1988.  My husband, Robert and I have been married 33 years. We have three children- Faryn Westmoreland,  Carmen Stallcup and Dylan Stallcup. We have seven grandkids and one on the way. This is my 30th year in education. I have taught 29 years in the classroom and 1 year at North Texas Rehab in the Early Childhood Program. My experience is 4 years teaching first grade in Wichita Falls, 1 year as an ESL teacher/ substitute teacher and  24 more years teaching Jr. High Science at Windthorst.  I am now enjoying 2nd generation students!!! I love my job of teaching 11- 14 year olds and when people ask … how do you do that? I say… well, the middle school  kids are like mini- adults, yet they are still children at heart.  Science is my passion. I love nature and teaching kids about how the world works. My philosophy is to have fun while learning all about our world. I like to incorporate hands-on learning and creativity along with critical thinking!  When not at school or at a ballgame, I love to spend time with family, especially the grands. I enjoy being in the outdoors doing yard work, exercising or helping my husband with his trucking/cattle business. #roadtrip#onceafarmgirlalwaysafarmgirl.

I will always have a love for kids, a love for science, and a love for my school, Windthorst ISD!!!

Laverne Lindemann

Laverne Lindemann

Elem. Reading Interventions

Hello, I am Lavern Lindemann. I am starting my 30th year at WISD. In 1990, I began work as a kindergarten aide, helped with the Big Blue Band for 11 years, as well as serving the students with reading interventions. My husband, Wayne, and I are WHS graduates (1973) as well as all three of our children. Melanie (1994) owns Wolf Insurance Agency, Karen (1998) is employed at Region 9 ESC with the Head Start Program, and Matt (2001) owns Windthorst Tire. We have 6 grandchildren that keep us busy with all their activities and events. I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family, and relaxing at the lake. WISD is a great place to work, and my coworkers are my second family.

Mackenzie Haverland

Mackenzie Haverland

HS English Teacher/PALS

Howdy! My name is Mackenzie Haverland. This is my first year at Windthorst, and I’m very  excited to meet my new students! I will be teaching English I and III, and will be a 10th  grade sponsor and PALS sponsor, as well as a UIL academic coach. Aside from school, I  enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with my family. My husband, Kyle, and I both  went to Texas A&M, and we love going to football games and being part of the 12th Man  whenever we can. We are very excited to be in Windthorst and be   a part of the Trojan family! 

Karley Beurger

Karley Beurger

1st Grade Teacher

Hello! My name is Karley Buerger. My husband, Scottie, and I currently live in Archer City  with our Golden Retriever Willow. I graduated from West Texas A&M University in 2014.  After graduation, I taught at Hereford ISD for 3 years before returning to this area to  teach at Burkburnett for the last two years. When I am not lesson planning, I enjoy  spending time with my family, shopping, and traveling. I am beyond excited and thankful to  be teaching first grade this year. I can’t wait to invest in the students in our school and  work with the amazing staff. Go Blue!

Juan Cavazos

Juan Cavazos

HS Spanish Teacher/Coach

I am starting my 12th year as a Teacher/coach. I graduated from Texas Tech University  in 2008. I am coming from Electra HS where I served as the Spanish teach/asst  football/Head baseball coach. I was previously at Everman High School in Fort Worth  where I also taught Spanish and coached football and baseball. We have 2 kids. Hayden is  11 and going to 5th grade and Hanley is 7 and going to 2nd grade. We enjoy watching our  kids play sports. Hayden plays football, basketball and baseball and Hanley plays basketball  and softball. We are very excited to be a part of the Windthorst Trojans Family! 

Taylor Baggett

Taylor Baggett

HS Teacher/Annual

Taylor Baggett is a graduate from Midwestern State University. Upon graduating, Taylor  moved abroad to teach 6th and 7th grade British English, then continued her career at  Odessa High School in Odessa, Texas. Taylor has a dog named Winnie and several precious  nieces and nephews. In her spare time, Taylor loves to spend time with family and friends,  travel, read, and occasionally binge watch the newest Netflix show. Taylor is extremely  ecstatic to work at such a welcoming school, and can’t wait to help her students meet their  full potential. Go Trojans! 

Victoria Cavazos

Victoria Cavazos

JH/HS Spec Ed Coordinator

I am starting my 6th year in education and 2nd year in teaching. I am coming from Electra Elementary where I was a 4th grade teacher. My husband and I have 2 kids. Hayden is 11 and will be in 5th grade. Hanley is 7 and will be in 2nd grade. They both are very active in sports. We enjoy our lives as a coaching family and are excited to be a part of the  Windthorst community. 

Heather Stark

Heather Stark

JH Teacher/Coach

I have been teaching in Windthorst since 2005. I coach volleyball, basketball and track. I am a graduate of Windthorst. I attended college at the University of Texas. I am married to Dylan Stark who is also a coach/teacher at Windthorst. We have three boys: Jaxon (6th), Aiden (4th), and Mason (1st).

Karen McCann

Karen McCann

5th Grade Teacher

Hello and welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! My name is Karen McCann and I am the 5th grade English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher as well as the 4th grade Art  teacher. This is my 6th year in the Intermediate Building and I have loved every minute of  it. I bleed blue being a Windthorst native. I graduated from WHS in 1995 – Go Big Blue! All  4 of my kids attend or have attended WISD too. Emily – Senior 2017, Nathan is a Junior,  Thomas is a Freshman, and Savannah is a 6th grader. I’ve been married to my husband  David for 22 years and we have successfully converted him to a true Windthorstian as  well! I started working for WISD as a substitute teacher around 15 years ago when I was  a stay-at-home mom. I knew I wanted to be a teacher from about the age of 16 when my  high school Geometry teacher said she thought I’d be a good teacher after watching me  “teach” a lesson in class (btw, I stunk at math!) After the birth of my 4th child, my mom  encouraged me to go back to college and finish my degree and so I did (if you know my  mom, you know she won’t take no for an answer)! I graduated in 2011 from Midwestern  State University, one of the most memorable days of my life. My first three years at  WISD I enjoyed working with the junior high and high school doing remediation, ESL, and  high school English until moving to 5th grade. I absolutely love my 4th and 5th graders! In  my free time when I’m not watching my kids play sports, I love to read, spend time  outdoors on my patio or in my flowerbeds and travel any chance I can. I consider myself  truly blessed to live and work in the community where God put me. 

Heather Crain

Heather Crain

Administrative Assistant

I am married to Brad and have one son, Carter Crain. I graduated from Midwestern State  University, as an Indian, in 2001. This school year starts my 18th year at Windthorst. I  started as the “band aide” and then became the administrative assistant to the  superintendent, before I came to Windthorst I was a teacher’s aide in Wichita Falls ISD  while going to college. I enjoying yelling at pep rallies and chasing after Brad and Carter  (WHS Senior 2013) and my favorite hobby is spending time with my family and friends.  Always say, “I love you.” One of my favorite quote is “Laughter is an instant vacation.”  ~Milton Berle

Mary Blagg

Mary Blagg

Kindergarten Teacher

Hello !!! My name is Mary Blagg. Many of you already know me since Windthorst/Scotland is  the place I have called home for 50 years. I graduated ​from WISD (‘87) and MSU (‘92). I  spent the first 5 years of my teaching career in Wichita Falls and the remaining 22 in  Windthorst. That being said, I am very excited to be in my 28th year of education and my  12th year in Kindergarten. The Kindergarteners that I have worked with over the past 11  years have taught me as much as I have taught them. My favorite lesson which I have  shared with many of you is… to believe… to be a dreamer… Unicorns are real. My  husband, David, and I have three sons. Austin (24) who works for us at Current Utility  Services, LLC constructing power lines, Avery (22) who is the K-5 P.E. Teacher at Ben  Milam Elementary in Wichita Falls, and Awtry (17) who is a senior this year at WISD. We  enjoy watching every sport that our son plays, traveling, and spending time with our family  and friends.

Savannah Pendergraft

Savannah Pendergraft

Teachers Aide

I’m a 2007 Graduate from Windthorst High School. I have worked in healthcare as a Nurse Tech for the last 11 years. This will be my first year as a Teachers Aide. Brad and I have  lived in Windthorst for the last 5 years and we have four children. Lane, Payton, Landyn,  and Audrey. I’m excited to be apart of this school year!

JJ Belcher

JJ Belcher

HS Math Teacher

The 2019-20 school year marks my 22nd year in education! I graduated from Holliday High School and Midwestern State University. I spent a year coaching at Jacksboro and  3 years at Alvord ISD. I married Scott Belcher 23 years ago and God gave us Cy (junior) and Brock (5th grade) to love and raise. My favorite sport is whatever they are playing… I  truly love watching them in all they do. This will be my 18th year year teaching High  School Mathematics at Windthorst, America.

Tracy Schreiber:

Tracy Schreiber:

JH Math Teacher

This is my 25th year in the district of Windthorst  ISD. I  graduated high school from Windthorst and college from Midwestern State University. I  teach JH math to 7th and 8th graders. I have been married to Daniel for 29 years and  have 5 children Colin, Chase, Brooke, Blaire and Conner. I am looking forward to our first  grandchild in October!! In my spare time I love to work outside in the yard and try to keep  in shape by jogging daily 

Pam Wolf

Pam Wolf

2nd Grade Teacher

Hi!  My name is Pam Wolf.  I am starting my 17th year of teaching here at Windthorst Elementary.  I teach 2nd Grade Math, Science, & Social Studies.  I am a 1987 Graduate of WISD.  After having 3 boys, I started college at Midwestern State University.  I graduated in 2002 and had my 4th son that fall!  I have been married for 31 years to Lloyd Wolf Jr.  We have 4 wonderful sons and 3 sweet grandchildren!   Waylon lives in Aledo and works for Matador Resources.  He is married to Alyson and have our 2nd granddaughter, Lyla (9 months).  Travis also lives in Aledo and works for Matador Resources.  He is married to Rachel and have our oldest granddaughter, Scarlett (14 months).  They are expecting our 4th grandchild in December!  Clayton works for Tubing Testers. He is married to Sydney and have our 1st grandson, Quentin (5 months). Our youngest son, Kyle is 17 years old and is a Junior at Windthorst High School.  He keeps us busy playing football and baseball. I love teaching at Windthorst ISD and I am glad that I have been able to influence lives in my hometown!

Brittany Wolf:

Brittany Wolf:

4th Grade Teacher

My name is Brittany Wolf. This is my 11th year of teaching and my 2nd year at Windthorst.  Josh and I have two of the best little boys in the world. Luke is about to turn 3 and Beau  is 4 months. I’m so thankful to be at Windthorst. Can’t wait for my kiddos to join me at  school. 

Juhree Vaughn

Juhree Vaughn

WISD Business Manager

Hello, my name is Juhree Vaughn. I grew up just down the road in Bellevue, TX and attended Vernon College.  I am the business manager, and have started my 25th year with Windthorst ISD.  I am married to Travis Vaughn, and we have three children, Kayci (Innovation Specialist), Kayla ( Respiratory Therapist), and Trevor ( Wean Calf Specialist for Trans Ova Genetics), and one granddaughter.This year Travis and I started a new adventure by planting a vineyard.  I love to travel and spend time with friends, and love the Texas A&M Aggies! 
I am excited for another great year at Windthorst ISD!
Diane Herndon

Diane Herndon

Elementary Secretary/Cheerleader Sponsor

Hi – I’m Diane Herndon, Elementary Secretary and cheer sponsor!  This is my 2nd year at WISD.  I graduated from Windthorst High School and Midwestern State University.  I have 4 kids- Brooke who is a sophomore at Collin College, Sydney who is a senior and Hunter who is a sophomore at WHS – and Brady who is in 5th grade at Windthorst Elementary.  Most of my free time is devoted to taking my kids to practices, watching games and working concession stands (lol). I love my job and seeing all of my elementary kiddos!!  I’m excited for this upcoming year!!

Neal Melton

Neal Melton

Elementary Special Ed Coordinator

I am from Houston and graduated from Magnolia High School & Sam Houston State. I have been Married to Synda (Veitenheimer) for 13 years. We have 3 daughters Ayla 5th, Maybree 2nd, and Micah KN. This is my 2nd year to teach at Windthorst Elementary, my 9th year in education. Other districts I have taught in are Magnolia ISD, Tomball ISD & Wichita Falls ISD. I am excited to start the new year here at Windthorst ISD 
Kristin Berend

Kristin Berend

Kindergarten Teacher

Teaching is in my heart and soul. I am the daughter of two educators from Hickory Creek, Texas. In fact, three out of four of my parents’ children are all teachers. I graduated from Midwestern State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS) degree. After graduation, I coached and taught P. E. for Lake Dallas I. S. D. (my alma mater) for a few years. I joined the Windthorst I. S. D. family in February 2003 and have taught kindergarten ever since. My husband, Shane, and I are always laughing and enjoying each other’s company. I love spending time with my family, traveling, and hiking. I am excited to instill a lifelong love of learning at
Windthorst I .S. D. on a daily basis.