East Central High School Administration

  • Shane McKay
    Shane McKay, Principal

    It is an honor and privilege to serve the students, faculty, and staff of East Central High School.  A large portion of my childhood I grew up around the East Central community and my beautiful wife Jenni graduated from East Central High School.  I have two wonderful children who attend ECISD schools.   I was blessed to be hired in 2005 to teach Biology and coach football and baseball at ECHS.  In 2009, I transitioned into administration and became an assistant principal and then was later named the associate principal in 2010.  At East Central High School we are here to provide a safe, nurturing, and supportive learning environment that challenges each student to be their best.  We believe in the capacity for all students to learn at high levels and provide meaningful and rigorous courses that prepare them for life beyond high school.  Our mission is to inspire learning by creating interesting and meaningful experiences for every student, every minute, every day.   I love everything about East Central High School, the students, the teachers, the staff, the parents, and the greater community.  I am proud to be a member of this faculty and I 
    will relentlessly serve the entire East Central Family to the best of my ability.
     
     
    Stacey Johnston, Associate PrincipalStacey Johnston  
     
    Hello Hornets!  My name is Stacey Johnston and I am a 1996 graduate of East Central High School.  After high school, I attended Texas Tech University and received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science.  I then attended Southwest Texas State University and got a master’s degree in Agricultural Education.  In 2010, I acquired another master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from The University of Texas at San Antonio. This is my eleventh year in education, seven years as an agriscience teacher and four in administration, and my first year back at East Central.  I am excited to work with all of the students at East Central and proud
     to be back serving the community who was a part of making me the person I am today!
     
      
    Gail Pieniazek
    Gail Pieniazek, Academic Dean
     
    It is my pleasure to serve East Central High School in the position of academic dean.  I came to ECHS in 2000 where I served as a guidance counselor for five years.  In the fall of 2005, I transitioned into my current role as academic dean.  My position allows me to work daily with teachers, students and parents on educational planning, curriculum, assessment and college and career readiness.  I also work on master scheduling, dual credit and the gifted and talented program.  I know each of our students has the capacity to develop into life-long learners and to attain their personal, academic and career goals and it is fulfilling to assist them in that journey.  It is my joy to serve the East Central community every day.
     
     
    Renee Ferguson Rene Ferguson, Academic Dean
     
    It is my privilege to serve East Central High School as an Academic Dean. Among my responsibilities are campus coordinator for state testing and to oversee the math department. I have been fortunate to be at ECHS for over 20 years. My first job at ECHS was as a math teacher and head softball coach. I then transitioned into administration and into my current job as Academic Dean. I have earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas State University, as well as a master’s degree in Secondary Education from Texas State University and a Master’s of Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or if I can be of help. Together, we will make it a great year.
     
     
     
     
    Kara Mihalski Kara Mihalski, Assistant Principal 
    I am excited and feel privileged to be back at East Central High School.  I attended high school in Del Rio, TX where I also worked in our family business.  I earned my bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas in San Antonio and then earned my masters degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M Kingsville. Of my 24 years in education, I have proudly served ECISD for 22 of them.  I have worked at the elementary, intermediate, and middle school levels as a special education teacher and special education facilitator.  Using my years of experience in the classroom, I have served as a district administrator for special education and a campus assistant principal.  I am currently serving ECHS as an assistant principal with a focus on state assessment and our campus 504 program. Both of my children have attended ECISD and have taken advantage of the many opportunities it has offered them.  I continue to be excited to be able to promote and instill the ECISD traditions and opportunities to other families as a member of ECHS.   
     
     
     
    Rodney Vigil Rodney Vigil, Assistant Principal

    Hello Hornets and welcome to another wonderful school year.  I am Rodney Vigil and I will serve as an assistant principal at East Central High School.  It is a privilege to be a part of this great community.  I have been in education for 23 years. I taught Science and coached volleyball for 18 years before becoming an administrator. I have been an administrator at various levels for 5 years.  I graduated from Southwest Texas State University and Lamar University. I am excited about being a part of the Hornet Nation!

     
     
     
     
      
    Jim Weaver Jim Weaver, Assistant Principal

    I graduated from the University of Texas in San Antonio, and then later I earned my Master’s degree from Lamar University. Prior to coming to East Central High School as an assistant principal, I was a head boys basketball coach and Social Studies teacher for 26 years. I feel very blessed to be a part of the Hornet community, and I look forward to serving the students here at East Central High School. My goal as a member of this faculty is to help every student reach their potential.
     
     
     
     
     
     
      
    Reed Trosper Reed Trosper, Assistant Principal
     
    Hello Hornet Nation! I am honored to serve our students, staff, and community as an Assistant Principal at East Central High School! This is my fourth year with East Central Independent School District, and my first year in this role. I have ten years of educational experience serving in various capacities. I taught English I, 8th Grade Science, 7th Grade English, and served as a middle school Athletic Coordinator. I am excited to be in this role serving a wonderful community!  At East Central we strive to provide meaningful, rigorous experiences for every student, every day.  As a continuous life-long learner, I am constantly reflecting upon practices, procedures, and curriculum to help prepare our youth for college and career readiness.  I graduated from Tarleton State University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, and I received my Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M--- Kingsville. Again, I am honored to serve our community, and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for our students!
     
     
    Teresa Rodriguez Teresa Rodriguez, Assistant Principal
     
    My name is Teresa Rodriguez.  This year, it is my honor to serve the students, parents, teachers and community of East Central.  I have been happily married for over 17 years and have three wonderful children.  In 2005, I obtained a masters degree from Texas A & M - Corpus Christi and began my educational career as an Elementary teacher.  In 2009, I served as a counselor at the Middle School level.  In 2012, I was privileged to begin serving as an assistant principal at the High School level.  This is my tenth year in education.  I love working with students and have no greater satisfaction than to witness their success and watch them attain their goals. I am looking forward to working with the East Central High team in order to thrust our young people into a bright future.    
     
     

    Tony Trevino Athletic Director, Tony Trevino

     
    Hello Hornets! I graduated from Jourdanton High School in Jourdanton, Texas in 1992.  I then moved on to Southwest Texas State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1996.  This is my twentieth year in Education and my 10th year as an Athletic Administrator. Prior to coming to East Central, I was the Athletic Coordinator and Head Football Coach at Corpus Christi Carroll. I was also the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Uvalde High School in Uvalde, Texas.   I look forward to serving the East Central ISD as it’s Athletic Director.  My goal is to help teachers, coaches, and parents help kids on an everyday basis.  Athletics is a great forum to teach life lessons and mold young people into responsible adults.  This is at the root of my philosophy as an Athletic Director.   
     
     
    Suzette Arriola Suzette Arriola, Assistant Athletic Director

    With over twenty years of teaching and nine years of administration experience, I am now working to help build East Central High School's student-athletes as the Assistant Athletic Director.  Over the years, I have worked many places but in 2007 when I came to East Central, I found a family and a home.
     
    It wasn't until I returned to the Southeast Side of San Antonio that my career came full circle.  At the beginning of my career, I always knew I wanted to return home to the community that helped make me who I am today.  I owe much of my success and desire to impact students to the teachers, coaches, and staff at Highlands High School where I graduated from in 1982.  I have so much pride in Southeast San Antonio and am  dedicated to serving the community and making a difference in the lives of our students.