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 23 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 third year as the principal of Ponderosa Elementary.

Mrs. Swearingen has two children, Delaney 20 and Weston 27.  She and her husband reside in Spring, Texas with their three dogs, Tilly, a Cocker Spaniel, Lucy, a Chi-weenie, and Charlie, a boxer.  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.

Mr. Marcus LeFlore - Assistant Principal

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Mr. Marcus LeFlore - Assistant Principal

Mr. Marcus D. LeFlore has over 13 years of experience in the field of education.  After obtaining his undergraduate degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Texas A&M, he began teaching 4th grade Math in the Acres Homes community of Houston, Texas.  After obtaining his Masters in Education from Lamar University, he began serving as an Assistant Principal in Spring Independent School District.  During his professional career, he has continued to serve his community through his affiliations with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., The National Urban League, and Fallbrook Church.  He is also the founder and CEO of The Tutoring Guy, offering Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, SAT/ACT, GRE, and GMAT Math tutorials for high school and college students.  His life mantra is "If better is possible, good is not enough."

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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