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Administration

Benjamin Ibarra

Benjamin Ibarra
Principal

Dear Parents:

I am excited to be the principal of the Dr. Archie L. Blanson Career & Technical Education High School and lead students in 21st Century learning. I am passionate about preparing students with skills to be a critical thinker, problem solver and life-long learner. The CTE High School will offer a unique learning setting, curriculum and 17 career paths to foster these skills. Parents, I look forward to working in a partnership with you for your student’s success.

Biography

I began my career in education as a high school social studies teacher at Eisenhower High School. I taught for nine years and then served as an assistant principal for nine years at the middle school, ninth grade school and high school levels in AISD. I then served as a middle school principal for 3 years and principal of Eisenhower High School for the past 7 years. I have 28 years of experience all in AISD and am also a proud graduate of this district.

Stephen Heady

Stephen Heady
Assistant Principal

I have twenty-five years of experience as an educator in Aldine ISD. My first teaching assignment was at Grantham Middle School as a science teacher. I then moved to open Aldine Ninth Grade School as science department chair and teacher. After this, I taught science at Aldine High School and served as science department chair and skills specialist. I became an assistant principal at Aldine High School in 2012 and moved to Nimitz Ninth Grade School to serve as Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction in 2014.

I am excited that Aldine ISD has created Career and Technical High School as a unique learning experience for students. Students will benefit from quality instruction, hands-on training, certifications, and college credit. The community and students will both benefit as a well-qualified work force is prepared to meet the demands of an ever-changing, highly demanding work environment.

Deloris Golden

Deloris Golden
Lead Counselor

I have twenty-three years of experience as an educator in Aldine ISD. My first teaching assignment was at Teague Middle School as a resource math teacher. I then moved to Aldine Ninth/Eisenhower Ninth Grade School as the Special Education Counselor. After this, I moved to the GAP Center as Special Education Counselor for seven years. I spent eleven years at Eisenhower High School, the last seven years was as the Lead Counselor.

I am excited about the opportunity to be Lead Counselor at Dr. Archie L. Blanson Career & Technical Education School. Students will be provided with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in careers. I look forward to assisting with the graduation of each student attending our school.

Nicole Theunissen

Nicole Theunissen
Coordinator of Campus and Student Initiatives

My career after college began in the sports and fitness industry where I then quickly transitioned to the medical industry with positions in management, marketing and pharmaceutical sales. After ten years, I switched gears to focus on a career in education. I spent one year at Shotwell Academy where I taught Exploring Careers and then moved into a position as a hospitality practicum teacher where I have been for the last seven years.

The Blanson CTE High School offers our students a unique chance to get a jump start on career paths that are in high demand in the Houston market and beyond. We are offering students the opportunity to obtain college credits, get hands-on work experience, and obtain industry certifications all before they walk across that stage and receive their high school diploma! I am thrilled to assist future Blanson CTE High School students as they navigate the application process. Your Future IS our Mission!