9th Grade Assistant Principal: Earrick Stigall

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Earrick Stigall

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Hello my is Earrick Stigall, Assistant principal at NHS. I possess a Master of Special Education and Bachelor of Art in Rehabilitation Science Counseling. I also hold teacher certifications in Special Education (Grades EC-12), Generalist (Grades EC-6), Generalist (Grades 4-8), Social Studies (Grades 7-12), and a certification in Educational Leadership (Grades EC-12). As an educator I strive to ensure a family friendly environment where everyone feels welcome, promote lifelong learning, and we as professionals must remember that we are obligated to meet every student’s educational needs. Educators must let their students know that they care and that they are there to support all students. No matter what the climate of the school or the culture of the community, the educator must build a positive relationship between the two. While in the workplace, the educator must set norms that will require everyone to respect each other. When professional norms are established, students and staff will begin to perform more productively and a positive campus identity emerges.

 

For the last three years, I have been employed at Nacogdoches ISD as a Teacher and Coach. My first two years at NISD, I was assigned to the Martin Center School of Choice as the middle school teacher. While there, I was able to sharpen my skills in classroom behavior management, employ a variety of teaching strategies, and develop motivational techniques for students who are less motivated. My third year at NISD, I was assigned to NHS and taught World Geography. In the three years at NISD, I also coached Football, Softball, and Baseball. Prior to NHS, I was employed at GETCAP Head Start as the Developmental Specialist for 12 years. While at GETCAP Head Start, I ensured that children with disabilities receive a free and appropriate education, served as administrator for all ARD and IEP committees, and developed and maintained mental health contracts with outside entities. Implemented a mental health curriculum, a program wide behavior modification plan, and supervised Developmental staff at five locations. I also conducted yearly observations on 32 classrooms, developed program wide training schedules, along with many other administrative duties.

    

     Educators are challenged daily because of the many different dynamics that an educational environment presents; they must ensure that each educational opportunity is executed with the highest of quality. I feel that my education and variety of professional experiences over the last 15 years has prepared me to be a lifelong educator. On a personal note, I have been married to my wife Deatrick for 11 years and have two children, Endia and Eyan.