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EMS ISD welcomes new faces in leadership roles

Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD is pleased to announce a familiar and a new face in district leadership roles to EMS ISD: Barry A. Baker, Ed.D. as Director of Safety and Security and Kenneth Anderson as Director of Secondary Student Services. EMS ISD is also pleased to announce three new assistant principals: Jennifer Stark as Creekview AP, Kathleen Weilby as Elkins AP, and Misty Fletcher as Remington Point AP.


Barry A. Baker, Ed. D., Director of Safety and Security 

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Barry A. Baker, Ed.D., moved into the role of Director of Safety and Security for EMS ISD. Baker had overseen safety and security in his previous role as Director of Secondary Student Services and will continue the great work he has already begun. Baker has been instrumental in assessing the district's security status, researching best practices, and addressing the safety and security needs of the district. In this role, he will work in conjunction with campuses to oversee the School Resource Officers and Security and Safety Specialists. He will also collaborate with the Counseling Department, Professional Learning Department, and with the Executive Directors over the district's campuses. 
 
Baker has 13 years of experience in education that include serving in roles such as teacher, curriculum developer/coordinator, assistant principal, principal, and Restorative Discipline Trainer for the Texas Education Agency. Baker graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree, from Texas A&M-Commerce with his Master of Education degree, and from Texas A&M-Texarkana with his Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Kenneth Anderson, Director of Secondary Student Services

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Kenneth Anderson has begun his role as Director of Secondary Student Services. He took over the position from Barry A. Baker who moved into Safety and Security. In this position, Anderson will be responsible for the oversight of student affairs, which includes managing the district's truancy program, drug testing, student discipline concerns and alternative placements, and bullying reports. 

Anderson has 26 years of experience in education that includes serving in roles such as teacher, assistant principal, and principal. Most recently, he was the Principal of Keller ISD's at-risk high school center, New Direction High School, for 12 years. Anderson graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and from Sul Ross State University with a Master of Education degree.  


Jennifer Stark, Assistant Principal for Creekview Middle School

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Jennifer Stark now serves as Assistant Principal for Creekview Middle School. Stark has served as a sixth grade math teacher at Creekview for the past two years. She also has classroom teaching experience in special education and lesson differentiation. Stark has a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. 
 

Kathleen Weilby, Assistant Principal for Elkins Elementary

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Kathleen Weilby now serves as Assistant Principal of Elkins Elementary. Previously, she served two years as an assistant principal in Odessa at Ector County ISD. Before moving to Odessa, she served as an elementary teacher in Northwest ISD. Weilby brings 17 years and a variety of experience to the district, including working with a bilingual, low socio-economic population, and developing and implementing plans to increase student achievement. Weilby earned a Bachelor's degree in Education from The University of North Texas and a Master's in Administration from Lamar University.  


Misty Fletcher, Assistant Principal for Remington Point Elementary

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Misty Fletcher now serves as Assistant Principal at Remington Point Elementary. Previously, Fletcher served on the Academic Support Team as an Instructional Math Coach at Gililland Elementary for two years. Prior to that, her roles included interventionist and teacher. Before coming into public education, she ran a private Christian academy. Fletcher earned a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Arts and Sciences and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of North Texas.