- Leroy Joffre, Principal
- Kimberley O'Donnell, Assistant Principal (9th & 10th)
- Kyle Cottrell, Assistant Principal (11th & 12th)
- Jane Dvorak, Director of Innovation
- Paul Nies, Dean of Discipline
Ms. Kimberley O’Donnell is honored to join Ferris High School as their new Assistant Principal. She is a Ferris Graduate (Class of 01’), she obtained her Master’s in Educational Leadership through SFA, and earned her Doctorate in Education through Baylor University. She has two daughters and in her free time, she enjoys traveling and almost anything that involves music.
Over the past ten years, she has had the privilege of supporting a diverse group of students and teachers as both a classroom teacher and an instructional coach. Ms. O’Donnell values building meaningful relationships with all stakeholders and is dedicated to improving the level of student learning on campus as well as leveraging the immense strengths of our teachers. By sharing effective and engaging practices in a collaborative environment, we can provide the best possible learning experience for all students to flourish. She looks forward to supporting students and teachers at Ferris High School throughout this year, and for many years to come!
Mr. Cottrell is beginning his 25th year in education, his 11th year here in Ferris.
He began his career as a High School Spanish teacher and coaching Golf, Cross Country, Track and Men's Soccer. During his time as a coach he was awarded Coach of The Year twice, and ended his career with over 100 wins.
Mr. Cottrell enjoys positively impacting student lives as well as creating an environment of success for educators.
He holds a master's degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University and a bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University of Texas at Arlington.
He and his wife, Julie, have been married 22 years. They have 2 children and 1 granddaughter. The Cottrell family enjoys hiking, farming and ranching, hunting and fishing, and enjoying family meals together.
Ms. Dvorak has two married children, an amazing grandson, and a new grandbaby on the way. In her free time, she likes spending time with her family on her ranch, taking macro photography, and riding motorcycles.
She has a bachelor’s in Science Education from the University of Iowa and a master’s in Educational Administration from Texas A&M Commerce. During her educational career, Ms. Dvorak taught high school science, worked as an instructional coach, an assistant principal, and as a Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Over the last four years, she has been working in Ferris ISD's curriculum department as the Director of Secondary Learning.
This school year, Ferris High School is launching a new PTECH program with two pathways: Residential Construction and Education and Training. In order to support the PTECH at Ferris High School, Career Technical Education, and Advanced Academics, the district has created the Office of Innovation where she now serves as the Director.