Mrs. Shanna Swearingen - Principal

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Mrs. Shanna Swearingen - Principal

Mrs. Swearingen has been in education since 1995. After graduating from the University of Houston, she started her career in Spring ISD at Clark Elementary school.  She has also served at Meyer, Hirsch and Bammel Elementary Schools.  Six of her 25 years in education were spent in Pearland ISD.  After Pearland she returned to Spring ISD as the district’s reading lead for Special Services and then as an Instructional Specialist at Bammel Elementary.   She served two years as the Assistant Principal at Northgate Elementary and is entering her fifth year as the principal of Ponderosa Elementary.

Mrs. Swearingen has two children, Delaney and Weston.  She and her husband reside in Spring, Texas with their two dogs, Tilly, a Cocker Spaniel and Lucy, a Chi-weenie.  She enjoys spending time with her family and pets, at her favorite place besides Ponderosa, the beach!  She believes ALL students can learn and will always make decisions that are best for kids.  Her goal is for every student at Ponderosa to know he or she is loved, valued and created with a purpose.

Mrs. LaTashia Adamus - Assistant Principal

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Mrs. LaTashia Adamus - Assistant Principal

Ms LaTashia Adamus has over 19 years of experience in the field of education.  After obtaining her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, with a specialization in Theatre Arts from Sam Houston State, she began teaching fifth and sixth grade Theatre Arts and Dance. Mrs. Adamus later earned her Principal Certification from Concordia University. She has also served as a 5th grade Math and Science teacher and 3rd - 5th Math and Reading Specialist. During her time in education she was given the oppertunity to serve as a Dyslexia and RTI Coordinator. In 2017, she accepted a Middle School Assistant Principal position. She looks forward to working again in an Elementary environment as a member of our Ponderosa Pony family. 

Mrs. Jennifer Meehan - Counselor

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Mrs. Jennifer Meehan - Counselor

My name is Jennifer Meehan and I am the school counselor for all students at Ponderosa Elementary. I am available to help your child and your family with social and emotional issues as well as academic concerns. Your child can request to see me for individual assistance or may be invited to join a discussion group. All students will be a part of guidance lessons during the specials rotation (LAMP) in the areas of self confidence, career investigations, college readiness and character development. Please contact me if I can assist in any manner.

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 Terry Goree - At Risk Councelor / LPAC

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Terry Goree - At Risk Councelor / LPAC

I was born and raised in Dallas, TX and grew up in a suburb of Dallas called Grand
Prairie. I received my Bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Texas at Dallas and a
Master’s of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. After working for 12 years as
an investigator, I transitioned into education. My passion for children, knowledge, and equality
led me to become a special education teacher for the past 5 years in Sheldon ISD.

As a resource/inclusion instructor, I saw a great need for social and emotional support
with all students. This led me to complete my studies in counseling education at the University
of St. Thomas. I am pleased and humbled to serve the students and community at Ponderosa
Elementary as your new At Risk Counselor. Despite any obstacles we’ve witnessed this year, I
am here to support the students, staff, and community at Ponderosa. I look forward to an
amazing school year with you.