Tenaha ISD Begins the Year with New Additions to the Teaching Staff

Tenaha ISD students have begun the new school year with new faces in the classroom. There
are eight new additions to the teaching staff at Tenaha ISD. Tenaha ISD takes pride in providing
the best education possible and is excited to welcome new teachers to the Tenaha ISD family.
The staff and students are looking forward to another stellar year.

Breanna Ball-Elementary Special Education Teacher

Breanna graduated Cum Laude in May of 2016 Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science
Interdisciplinary Studies Degree with an emphasis in Special Education. She states that there are two
main things that she wants out of her career, not money or status, but rather to be able to make a
positive impact on people’s lives and to truly enjoy what she does. Her goal is to provide young people
with the same opportunities that were provided to her. Teaching has always been her calling as a
career, and her passion lies within special education.

Daniel Ball-Middle School/High School Math and Coach

Coach Ball graduated from Texas A&M University in May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in
Mathematics. For the upcoming school year, he will be teaching 6 th grade math. He will also be serving
as an assistant football coach and head baseball coach.

Marlon Garrett-Career and Technology Teacher and Coach
Coach Garrett attended Kilgore College and earned an Associate’s degree in Arts & Science. He has also
attended SFA where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. He also
possesses a Master’s in Educational Leadership from American Intercontinental University. This is Coach
Garrett’s 5 th year in education. Prior to beginning his career in education, he spent 16 years in the
private business sector.

Coach Garrett is dedicated to the success of all students. His goal is to see students set goals in life and
work hard to reach those goals. He is inspired to be a motivator for kids and show them that anything is
possible if you work hard enough. This year Coach Garrett is looking forward to building a strong
relationship with all of the kids at Tenaha ISD. Coach Garrett states that he wants to know that they can
always go to him with any situation they have going on in their life.

Shonda Elliott-Pk-4 Teacher

Mrs. Elliott received her Early Childhood degree in 1999 from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South
Carolina. She has taught students in grades prek through 6 th grade in North Carolina, Louisiana and
Texas. She is a veteran educator with 18 years of experience.

Jennifer Myers-Middle School/High School Science
Mrs. Myers began teaching in 2001 as a Middle School Science teacher after graduating from SFA in
Nacogdoches. In 2004 she received her Master’s in Library and Information Systems from North Texas
in Denton. Mrs. Myers has a well rounded teaching career. She has been a librarian, yearbook teacher,
UIL coordinator and completed her Administrator’s certification. She has a passion for teaching. In her
free time she enjoys training dogs in competitive obedience, agility, nose work, rally and barn hunt. She
also shows dogs in conformation, which is the pretty dogs prancing around the ring! During the summer
she enjoys teaching swimming lessons to a number of children in Carthage and surrounding areas.

Bekah Rogers-High School Science
Ms. Rogers graduated from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall in 2011. She has a passion for
sports and played college basketball for the East Texas Baptist University Lady Tigers. Ms. Rogers began
her teaching career in 2012 and loves being involved in education and working with kids every day.

Cindy Pinder-1 st Grade Teacher
Mrs. Pinder is a veteran teacher. This will be her 18 th year teaching kindergarten or first grade. She
graduated Summa Cum Laude from Steven F Austin State University in 2000. Mrs. Pinder and her
husband Denny have lived in Stanley, Louisiana for the past 26 years. They have two sons and a
daughter and seven grandchildren. Mrs. Pinder enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Jacqueline Scheider-4 th , 5 th , and 6 th Grade Science
Mrs. Schneider began teaching science in 2001. Prior to becoming a science teacher, she practiced as an
emergency room nurse in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Schneider enjoys the educational field and considers
herself lucky to be able to have a job that gives so many rewards. She has earned a degree in Medical
Records Technology, and a bachelor degree in nursing. Mrs. Schneider and her husband have three
children and four grandchildren which are her heart and soul! Mrs. Schneider and her husband travel
around the country hiking through different parks with their dogs.

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