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Leadership Team


Allen Painter

Allen Painter, M.Ed

Allen Painter brings 40 years of educational and administrative experience to Splendora ISD. During his career, he has served as a teacher, coach, principal, Founding Principal of the Sheldon Early College High School, and Dayton ISD Assistant Superintendent of Student Services and Curriculum. In 2021, he retired from public education and taught middle school social studies at St. Martha Catholic School in Kingwood, where he and his wife attend church.

Mr. Painter received his Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from McNeese State University, his Masters of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston, and his Superintendent certification from Stephen F. Austin State University.

He and his wife, Jane, have been married for 41 years. They have two children - Michelle, 36, and Jonathan, 33; and three grandchildren - Liam, 7, Olivia, 3, and Kenzie, 7.  He and Jane love to travel and spend time enjoying their grandchildren and going on nature walks. 

Assistant Principals

John DeBrock

John DeBrock, M.Ed.
Student Alpha Rj-Z

John DeBrock has been in education for 51 years and has been with Splendora ISD for 14 of those years. He loves our students!

Bay Hill

Bay Hill, M.Ed.
Student Alpha A-D

Bay Hill is a third-generation Wildcat. She graduated from Splendora High School in 2005, from Sam Houston State University with her Bachelor's Degree in 2008, and Lamar University with her Masters in 2016. Mrs. Hill began her teaching career in 2011 as a 4th-grade teacher at Piney Woods Elementary. After three years at PWE, she moved to Splendora High School to start the Ready, Set, Teach program. Mrs. Hill ran the Ready, Set, Teach program for five years, as well as served on multiple leadership committees before becoming one of the high school assistant principals in 2019.  

Tameka Martin

TaMeka Martin, M.Ed.
Student Alpha M-Ri

TaMeka Chopp Martin is a native of Bryan, Texas by way of Calvert, Texas.  She graduated from Bryan High School in 1997. She received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (2002) and a Masters of Business Administration (2005) from Prairie View A&M University, also a Masters of Educational Administration (2011) from Lamar University. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate pursuing studies at Grand Canyon University. In 2003, she started her career in Public Education as a classroom teacher and coach in Conroe ISD and served as a classroom teacher in Klein ISD. She quickly excelled through the profession as a Math/Science Curriculum Coordinator, Math Instructional Specialist, Programs Facilitator for Splendora ISD, and now as assistant principal at Splendora High School. A life of service and servant leadership is what drives her as she serves through her church, job, business, as well as social and civic organizations.

Trey Rodriguez


Trey Rodriguez
Student Alpha

Trey Rodriguez, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, has lived in Houston since 2003. He is an alumnus of Spring Woods High School, class of 2006. In 2012, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Education from Houston Baptist University and later obtained a Master’s in Educational Administration from Lamar University in 2022.

Trey began his career in public education in 2013 as a teacher and coach at Cleveland ISD. In 2014, he played a pivotal role in opening Aldine ISD's newest institution, Benjamin O. Davis High School, where he served for six years. He continued his contributions to educational development by helping to establish Conroe ISD's Grand Oaks High School, dedicating five years to its growth.

Trey, a man of many roles, is not just a dedicated professional but also a husband to Chelsea. They have been married for three years and are the proud dog parents of Freddie and Charlie. With great enthusiasm, he joins Splendora ISD, eager to bring his passion for education and community service to the students and families he serves. Go Cats!

Dean of Instruction

Elyse McGinnis

Elyse McGinnis, M.Ed.

Elyse McGinnis is a passionate educator who fosters a positive learning environment and culture for all students. She received her Bachelor of Science from Lamar University in 2010 and her Masters in Educational Administration from Lamar University in 2015. Ms. McGinnis has been a teacher, instructional coach, and assistant principal. She has led a Response To Intervention (RTI) Design and Implementation Committee, an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Design Team, and been a curriculum writer. Ms. McGinnis has presented at the CAST Annual Science Teachers Conference and numerous professional development sessions.

Instructional Coaches

Erika Rodriguez

Erika Rodriguez, M.Ed.
Humanities and ELAR Instructional Coach

Erika Rodriguez is a dedicated and student-focused bilingual/ESL instructional leader. She has an in-depth understanding of planning, implementing learning strategies, and increasing student performance. Ms. Rodriguez received her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University in 2006 and Master of Education School Administration from the University of St. Thomas in 2014. She began her educational career as a special education teacher in 2007 in San Angelo ISD. In 2010, she transferred to Conroe ISD as an ESL Language Arts Teacher and LPAC Chair, and in 2019, was promoted to an ESL District Instructional Coach.

Corie Carson

Corie Carson, M.Ed.
STEM Instructional Coach

Corie Carson is a California girl with a Texas heart. She received her Bachelor of Science from Cal State Polytechnic, Pomona (Cal Poly) in 2002, and her Masters in Education from Lamar University in 2009. In 2004, Ms. Carson began her career in education as a high school science teacher in Shepherd ISD. Over the years, she has taught several different courses, including a GT specific research course. Ms. Carson was a presenter in 2018 and 2019 at the annual Texas State Science Teacher convention. In the spring of 2020, Ms. Carson took to heart the advice she always gave her students to "step out of your comfort zone - and GROW." She started with Splendora High School as the STEM instructional specialist in July of 2020.