Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Economics Master's Degree in Educational Leadership
My name is Shay Whittaker, and I am excited to join the leadership team at the Ninth Grade Center as Assistant Principal. This is my 12th year in education and all of them have been here in Cedar Hill ISD. I have served our students at the campus level as an advanced academics teacher, interventionist, and instructional coach. I have also been fortunate to serve in several leadership capacities at the district level overseeing math
curriculum, professional development, family & community engagement, and STEAM. In my capacity at the district level, I facilitated the installment of All Pro Dads chapters at each campus and established the STEAM academies at Bessie Coleman and Permenter Middle Schools. I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from THE University of Texas at Austin, and received my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
I believe that every child deserves the opportunity to receive a quality education regardless of their economic status, ethnicity, or home environment. I believe in developing a student’s minds as well as their character. The most important trait that I impart on students is self-discipline. I get my greatest rewards when students who thought that they couldn’t learn realize that they can and when educators continue to refine their craft and provide high quality instruction.
I am an avid sports fan, and I am especially partial to my Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys! Cooking, watching movies, and enjoying my 2 boys and husband are a few of my favorite things. I look forward to an innovative and exciting school year that propels students forward as they launch to Cedar Hill High School!