Christi Van Wassenhove graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in English with an endorsement in Secondary Education after completing her student teaching at Eisenhower High School in 1996. She was subsequently hired at Hambrick Middle School where she was an educator for 14 years: first, as an English Language Arts teacher and then as a Reading Skills Specialist. In addition to her work at Hambrick, she also served as the Aldine District Destination Imagination Coordinator and served on the Regional Board until the 2009-2010 school year. In May of 2009, Ms. Van Wassenhove graduated from Lamar University with her master’s degree in Educational Administration. She was named Assistant Principal at Escamilla the following August where she worked for two years. She was named Assistant Principal at Stehlik in the 2012-2013 school year.
She was named Principal at Stehlik in the 2013-2014 school year.
Shandra Garner graduated from M.B. Smiley High School, an attended the University of Houston Downtown, where she graduated with a bachelor degree in Social Science with a minor in English. She later pursued her masters’ degree in Educational Administration from Prairie View A&M University. Mrs. Garner has been in education for 12 years. Ten of those years have been in Aldine. Mrs. Garner’s responsibilities include Textbook management, G/T coordinator, Language Arts administrator, Dyslexia coordinator, Mentor & Mentee coordinator, Team Facilitator, Attendance Committee Facilitator, and disciplinarian for assigned teams.
“As an administrator the most important aspect is student success. It is also crucial that teachers are in an environment where they are allowed to work at their full professional potential. It is my goal to promote student success through the collaboration of parents, teachers, and the community."
Adrian Torres is an Aldine ISD graduate, graduating from Eisenhower HS. He went on to graduate from the University of Houston in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in Information Technology and a minor in Mathematics. Mr. Torres was hired in 2008 to be a 6th grade math teacher at Parker Intermediate. Two years later, he moved to Rayford Int. where he continued to teach math to both 5th and 6th grade students. During his third year of teaching, Mr. Torres was named Aldine ISD Elementary/Intermediate Teacher of the Year. In 2012, he became the Computer Literacy teacher at Rayford, and also pursued his masters' degree in Education Administration from Sam Houston State University.
He was named Assistant Principal of Stehlik Intermediate during the 2013-2014 school year.
Philosophy of Teaching:
"The essence of a teacher is chiseled not by expectations, an expertise in subject matter, or an ability to instruct, but instead by the gift of building meaningful relationships through personalization. If one's purpose is to truly connect to children as individuals, this is the image we must construct."
Ricardo Pequeno graduated from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He started his educational career in 2007 as a bilingual teacher at Conley Elementary. In 2012 he became the Response to Intervention Specialist at the same school. The following year he graduated from Sam Houston State University with a masters’ degree in Educational Administration.
Mr. Pequeno was named Assistant Principal of Stehlik Intermediate during the
2015-2016 school year.