Holly Hines - Principal

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  • Student learning in Fine Arts
  • Campus Improvement Team
  • Title 1
  • Parent Teacher Association
  • Department Head Meetings
  • Administrative Meetings
  • Budget
  • Discipline Appeals

Mrs. Hines is entering her 24th year with Garland ISD and fully embraces the honor of serving her fourth year as Principal of Garland High School. Her previous experience in Garland includes serving as Principal of Austin Academy, Assistant Principal of Garland High School, a science educator at Naaman Forest High School, district ESL Instructional Support, and a middle science school teacher at Brandenburg. Mrs. Hines is married to her husband, Corey, and is a proud step-mom of Carson (age 13). In their spare time, they enjoy going to the movies, traveling, watching sports, and making meals at home. Mrs. Hines enthusiastically supports the culture and tradition of Garland High School and looks forward to continuing to build off of the multitude of strengths and successes to best serve the students and community.


Dr. Jennifer Fegraeus - Assistant Principal

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  • Student learning in Social Studies
  • LOTE
  • ESL/LPAC Administrator
  • AVID
  • Testing Administrator
  • Bell Schedules
  • Student Lunch Schedule
  • T3 Agendas
  • AVID Admin
  • Skylert
  • New Teacher Mentor Assignments
  • PLC's
  • Student IDs
  • Discipline (F-L)

Dr. Fegraeus is very excited to be a part of the Garland High School family, joining GHS as an assistant principal in August 2016. She graduated from Baylor University and spent 16 years prior to 2016 as a middle school and high school math teacher and testing coordinator. Twelve of those years were spent teaching students in Garland ISD. Dr. Fegraeus earned her Master’s degree in Educational Administration in 2004 from Texas A&M Commerce, and she earned her Educational Doctorate from Dallas Baptist University. Dr. Fegraeus is very looking forward to an amazing year of helping students and teachers! Gig ‘Em, Owls!

Dr. John Poynter - Assistant Principal

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  • Student Learning in English Language Arts and Reading
  • Student Learning in SPED
  • Student Learning in Career and Technical Education
  • Dallas County Promise
  • Positive Behavioral and Intervention and Supports
  • Attendance/PEIMS Administrator
  • Teacher Duty Schedule
  • Loss of Credit
  • Substitutes
  • Staff Shirts
  • Discipline (A-E)

Dr. John Poynter joined GHS during the 2015-2016 school year, after being in the GISD Student Services Department since 2007-2008. Prior to this, he spent 10 years in Mesquite ISD and 4 years in Dayton ISD. In education since 1993,  he has served in several roles. He was a History teacher at both the middle school and high school levels, a coach and an assistant principal at both levels as well.

Dr. Poynter graduated from Kent State University with his Bachelor’s degree and Texas A&M Commerce with his Masters and Doctorate. He is also currently an Adjunct Professor for Concordia University in their Educational Master’s program.

Dr. Poynter is married and his wife, Yokabel, is a high school teacher in Mesquite ISD. Dr. Poynter has three amazing children: Kenzie, Jace and Greyson. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his kids, watching sports and traveling when he can with his wife.

Dr. Poynter is extremely excited to be working with the students, parents and staff here at GHS and is looking forward to a great year.

"GIG ’EM, OWLS!!!"

Sherita Rischer - At-Risk Administrator

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  • At-Risk Administrator
  • Testing/IGC Administrator
  • Section 504/Dyslexia Administrator
  • Go Center Administrator
  • Home visits 
  • Achievement Academy
  • Para Supervision 
  • Attendance 
  • ALFTA-Intervention 
  • Loss of Credits/Exemptions
  • ENG I PLC’s
  • Discipline S-Z 

Ms. Rischer has been working at Garland High School since 2013 in many different capacities. She received her undergraduate degree from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas, and her Masters of Education in School Administration from Concordia University of Texas. Ms. Rischer believes every student needs a champion, and she is dedicated to being just that for all in need.

Chris Thomas - Assistant Principal

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  • Student learning in Math
  • PE/Health/ISS
  • Facilities
  • PLCs
  • PBIS-2
  • Technology Admin 1:1
  • Weapons/Canine Searches
  • Fire drills/Lock downs
  • Inclement weather drills
  • Key/Access cards
  • Discipline (M-R)

Mr. Thomas is an Assistant Principal at Garland High School. He has been an educator in GISD for the past 16 years. His experience in Garland ISD includes serving as a math teacher, technology applications teacher and boys athletics coach at both Sellers Middle School and Lyles Middle School. Mr. Thomas has been an Assistant Principal at Sellers Middle School for the past 4 years and is excited to join the GHS administrative staff.  He looks forward to working with the school community and all stakeholders at Garland High School.

Ashley Wong - Assistant Principal

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  • Student Learning in Science
  • Student Learning in Family Consumer Sciences
  • College Career Military Readiness Administrator/TSI-A
  • Master Schedule
  • Skyward/Gradebook
  • Counselor AP
  • Textbooks
  • PLCs
  • P-TECH Admin
  • Discipline Support

Mrs. Wong is excited to be serving as an Assistant Principal at Garland High School! She has received a Bachelors of Science in Biological Science from University of California of Irvine and a Master in Education from University of California of Los Angeles. She began her educational career in 1997 in the Los Angeles Unified School District as a science teacher. She moved to the DFW area, and continued her career as a Science teacher at North Garland High School. In 2014, she joined Irving ISD as an Assistant Principal at MacArthur High School. She believes that it’s important to stand firm on the belief that every student can be successful. She also believes that it is crucial to be fair in the treatment of everyone and being flexible for the ability of meeting the needs of all those involved in the academic success of students. She is looking forward to an incredible year at Garland High School working with the students, parents, and faculty!

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