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Principal’s Biographies

Living most of her life and graduating High School from Sterling City, Debra Ledbetter - Campus Director for San Angelo Elementary - was able to experience many life lessons through academics and athletics. In 1979, she began her college education in San Angelo at Angelo State University (ASU). Mrs. Ledbetter graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1983 and soon began her teaching career.


Starting in her own hometown, Mrs. Ledbetter spent the next 18 years teaching in Sterling City and then moved to Ballinger and taught 8 years there. In 2009, she and her husband felt the call to move to San Angelo and help start Texas Leadership of San Angelo. This was a very exciting adventure to step out in faith and begin a new chapter in their lives. 


As a teacher, Mrs. Ledbetter’s experience includes twenty-seven years in the classroom with twenty-four of those being spent serving Kindergarten and First Grade students. She has spent six years as a Reading Interventionist, the Dean of Academics for the Texas Leadership Elementary campus, and now presently the Campus Director at the Elementary.


“I have always enjoyed teaching and seeing the students learn and grow. It has been and always will be my desire to make a difference in the lives of our children and their families as well as our Texas Leadership staff.  I have been blessed by my experiences and will strive to help continue to create a positive learning environment for each and every student.”


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"Years ago, I met a preacher here in San Angelo who told me, 'If you stay long enough to get West Texas sand in your boots, you’ll want to stay forever.'"  This southeast Texan native was skeptical, but over time he found that there is definitely some truth to that statement.


Mr. Eric Haire is originally from Deer Park, Texas, which is home of San Jacinto (the real birthplace of Texas). There, he attended Deer Park schools as well as Faith Christian Academy in Pasadena, TX. He later studied counseling/psychology at Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) in Waxahachie, TX where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree.

Upon graduation, Mr. Haire worked for Juvenile Services in Ellis County before seeking his teacher certification. During his tenure in juvenile services, he began to feel that he could make a greater difference by working with students to help them make wise choices and become future leaders within their community.


Not long after acquiring his teacher certification, he moved to San Angelo and began teaching for San Angelo ISD. Over the next eleven years, he taught hundreds of students in San Angelo and built many friendships along the way. In 2011, he earned a Master’s Degree from Angelo State University in Educational Administration. In the summer of 2016, he left the classroom and joined TLCA as the Middle School Principal and in 2018 became the Assistant Principal at the San Angelo Elementary. It was then in 2019 he became the Kinder- 2nd grade Principal.


“I enjoy what I do! I feel that my school is the best place to be in all of San Angelo and West Texas. Along with my wife, Lindsey, and our four beautiful daughters, we enjoy the opportunity to be a part of the great things happening here at TLCA.”


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“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo


“I have often been accused of being a career learner, and I gladly accept that label as I aspire to continue to learn and grow for a lifetime and inspire others to become lifelong learners.”


West Texas native Mrs. Sherie Shahan-Sanchez graduated Cum Laude in the top 5 of her class from Reagan Co High School in 1989. She continued her education at Angelo State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and later a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in Instructional Technologies.  She continued her post-graduate education completing her Principalship in 2005, receiving accolades of outstanding academic performance throughout her master’s program.


“My childhood dream was to be a doctor.  However, my plan was off the well-lit path of God’s intentions for my life.  First stepping into a classroom in 1996, I quickly discovered my niche for engaging learners which grew into a passion for working with at-risk youth.”


In her 22 years of public education, Mrs. Sanchez taught all 6-12th grade sciences within San Angelo ISD and served 5 years in administration including roles as At-Risk Coordinator, assistant principal, and principal.


“One of my greatest achievements was launching the PAYS program and graduating over 100 students that were at risk of becoming drop-out statistics.”


As a member of the TLCA family for 3 years, Mrs. Sanchez taught Biology, Human A & P, and IPC.  Most recently, she accepted the 3rd-6th grade principal position at TLCA Elementary.


“Valid is the saying, ‘Love what you do and never work a day in your life.’  I am truly blessed to serve as a leader at Texas Leadership and seek daily to reflect our core values of character, growth, empowerment, commitment, and most of all servant leadership."


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Texas Leadership of San Angelo welcomes Ms. Stacy Lind to our Administrative Campus Staff in the 2020-2021 school year. She will assume the position of Assistant Principal to both K-2 and 3-6th. 


Born in Germany, Ms. Lind moved to California as a young child and eventually El Paso, Texas. She graduated from Coronado High School in El Paso and promptly left for college without a doubt in her mind that she wanted to become an elementary teacher.


Ms. Lind Graduated from Sul Ross State University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in elementary education. After graduating college, Ms. Lind began teaching in the Midland/Odessa area while simultaneously working on her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from ASU. This led her to learning about the newly opened Texas Leadership Charter Academy (TLCA), and she made her transition to San Angelo in 2011. 


Ms. Lind has been teaching at our elementary campus for the past nine years, teaching different grades ranging from second to sixth focusing mainly on reading and writing. She has also served as the Lighthouse Coordinator for the last three years helping guide the elementary campus through the Leader in Me process. 


She shares with us, “The Leader in Me program has been foundational to guiding me through my personal growth, along with my professional growth. Without the Leader in Me program and guidance the leaders at TLCA have provided me, I would not be where I am in my career today. Experiencing this transformation first-hand makes me passionate about instilling these habits into our students to make them successful in school and also in life.” 


Growing up in a bilingual household and knowing what it is like to transition to a new country as a child, also makes Ms. Lind passionate about serving ESL and Newcomer students. “I look forward to this coming year and all that it will hold. It will be so good to have our returning students back with us, and to be able to welcome our brand new families to TLCA!”


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