This will be the first complete academic year with Jaime Clark at the helm of HISD.  Clark comes to HISD from Lewisville ISD, where she served as Chief of Elementary Schools where she was responsible for providing support and leadership to 21 elementary campuses in the district, representing over 8,000 students. In addition to her administrative experience, she spent time in the classroom as a high school math teacher and volleyball coach.

Clark is a two-time graduate of Tarleton State University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports/Health Studies along with a mathematics minor while receiving a master’s degree in education administration. Clark also earned her superintendent certification from the University of Texas - Tyler in 2019.

Hello! I’m Melissa Silva and I will be joining Henrietta Elementary as the Principal!

I grew up in Wichita Falls where I graduated from Rider High School. I then attended Midwestern State University and in 2004 I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with a teaching certificate in English, Language Arts, and Reading. 

For the last 19 years I have served at Wichita Falls Independent School District. The first 13 of those years I spent as an English teacher at Wichita Falls High School. After realizing that I wanted to step into the leadership role, I enrolled at Lamar University and received my master’s in educational leadership. In 2017, I was hired to be the Assistant Principal at Lamar Elementary where I served as the Assistant Principal until 2021. I then transferred to Kirby Middle School, and I have been serving as the Assistant Principal there for the past two years.

I am married to Jose Silva, and we have 4 children: Jesus, Leslie, Litzie, and Andy. We also have one grand baby named Julian. 

I look forward to a wonderful year and I look forward to meeting each and every one of you all.

Hello! My name is Kaleena Jenkins and I will be joining Henrietta Elementary this next school year as assistant principal. I grew up in Burkburnett and have been teaching there for the past 16 years. I have taught 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th grade. I taught all subjects at the elementary level and English Language Arts and Reading at the secondary level. I graduated from Midwestern State University in 2006 with my teaching degree and from Lamar University in 2022 with my master's in educational leadership. I'm very excited to begin my journey as an administrator here in Henrietta as it is another small community that feels like home.
I enjoy spending time with my family most of all. Shawn Kea and I have been together for 9 years. Our kids are the joy of my heart. Caleb Kea will be entering his junior year at Texas A&M majoring in engineering/industrial distribution. Addison Kea will begin her freshman year of college at Clarkson University (New York) and will be playing basketball and majoring in physical therapy. Avery Jenkins will be a sophomore at Burkburnett HS where she is involved in basketball and track and is a class officer. In my spare time, you will probably find me reading or binging a TV series. 

I look forward to a wonderful year and meeting everyone!

Hi! My name is Brynn Barger and I will be joining Henrietta Elementary School this year as a paraprofessional. I was born and raised in Henrietta, and have recently moved back home after receiving my degree from Oklahoma State University. Go Pokes! I love everything fashion, reading, and binge watching a Netflix show. I am so excited to begin my career in education, and even more excited to be serving a community that has had such an impact on my life!     

Rylee Finley will be working as a paraprofessional at the HES campus.  

Hello! My name is Jessica Kuykendall. I was born and raised in Holliday and I am a Holliday High School Graduate. I have worked in Middle School Special Education for the last 4 years at WFISD. I have 5 children that keep life on the go. I enjoy watching their sports, racing, and traveling. I am so excited to be a part of the Henrietta community and becoming a part of the Henrietta ISD team!  

Cassandra will be joining the paraprofessional team at HES.

Elizabeth Nicely will be the person you talk to most often when calling HES.  She is joining the staff as the HES Attendance Clerk.  

I am Karen Northcutt, I am so excited to join the Henrietta Elementary School team as the Head Start Teacher. I have been teaching 28 years: special ed K-5, General ed: 6th, 5th, 2nd, Kinder, PreK. I have been looking to move permanently to the area for a few years as my boys both graduated from MSU-Tx and did not like returning to the big city of Houston. I will enjoy the peaceful area of my new home and a lot less traffic. I look forward to making new friends and greeting new students.  

Sarah is leaving administration to return to a special education classroom.  


Dottie is leaving her 2nd grade classroom to become the 5th grade social studies teacher.   

Sheridan spent her first year at HES teaching pre-k.  She will be making the move to third grade ELA/social studies teacher.  

Hello, My name is Bailey Harmonson and I will be joining Henrietta Junior High where I will be teaching 6th grade Social Studies. I will also be joining the Lady Cat coaching staff! I grew up down the road in Jacksboro, TX. From there I graduated Stephen F. Austin State University (Axe 'Em) with a degree in History. This will be my third-year teaching and coaching as I have taught/coached the past two years at Bowie Junior High. In my free time, I love to travel, watch baseball games, and read.
I am so excited to join the Henrietta ISD family this school year!

Hello, Henrietta! My name is Matthew Hook, and I'm proud to serve as Assistant Band Director for Henrietta ISD beginning this fall. I'm originally from Canton, TX, where I found my first music teaching opportunities as a high school band and choir student. I recently graduated from Harding University in Searcy, AR, where I was privileged to teach young musicians of many ages in many different settings, from private lessons to sectionals to full band rehearsal.
In my spare time, I like to read, hike, crochet, and mess around on random musical instruments, and I sing just about anywhere I go.

The Bearcat Band Program has a history of excellence that the community can be proud of. I look forward to engaging with Henrietta's parents, teachers, students, and wider community to preserve and strengthen that legacy. See y'all this summer!

Hi! My name is Madison Mullen and this is my second year with HISD! I am originally from Caddo Mills, Texas and graduated from Midwestern State University with my bachelor's in criminal justice. In my free time, I enjoy going on nature walks, cooking, reading, and attending dance cardio classes! I love Henrietta and am thrilled to be teaching 8th grade ELAR for the 2023-2024 school year!

Addie Schreiber is the newest paraprofessional to join the HJH staff.  

Cara Farnsworth will be the Interim Vice Principal for our high school campus.  She will also continue to teach our Algebra II students.  She is starting her 4th year of service to the district looking forward to assuming her dual role for the upcoming school year.   

Heather will be making the jump from HES to HHS as a paraprofessional.  

Robby Clark will join HHS as the Dual Credit/Credit Recovery Proctor and Coach.  He joins us from McKinney Boyd HS and has 28 years of teaching/coaching experience.  He will be coaching football, powerlifting, and track for the Bearcats this season.  

Cassie will be leaving the math department to teach family and consumer sciences courses.  She will remain a part of the HHS coaching staff.  

Hello all!  My name is Jenifer Freeman, and I will be teaching Algebra in Henrietta.  I have been teaching for 16 years, in every size school and in a variety of subjects.  I am also mom to two college students - Riley in Lubbock and Emma starting MSU next month.  My two favorite things are food and travel!!!  Whether crossing an ocean, seeing other states, or just a day or weekend road trip, I am always game, and finding the best food always makes it even better.  When at home, I love spending time with my family.  My mother and aunt graduated from Henrietta High School and my great-grandparents lived out their lives in Henrietta.  I grew up coming to Pioneer Reunions where my parents met and spending the summers on Lake Nocona where my grandparents lived, so it really does feel kind of like coming home.  I am so excited for the upcoming year and look forward to meeting each of you!


Katie will be leaving her third grade classroom and moving to HHS.  She will be the new business and technology teacher.  

Evan will be making the jump from HES to HHS as a paraprofessional and coach.  

Joel Langston is the newest custodian at HHS.  


My name is Caitlin Stiegler, and I am excited to join the Henrietta ISD community as a high school chemistry teacher! I am originally from Maryland but earned my bachelor's degree in biology Pre-medicine with a minor in Athletic Training at Eastern New Mexico University. I am also completing my Master of Arts in Teaching at Liberty University with a focus on secondary science. I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two sons exploring outside, exercising, doing fun experiments, swimming, and photography. I'm looking forward to my fifth year teaching science, utilizing collaboration, hands-on learning, and creativity to help our students learn to the best of their abilities.

Madeline will be joining the high school/elementary campuses in the cafeteria.