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Cindy Gabehart
    • Grew up on the southside of Houston
    • I have served in public education for 28 years as an English teacher, football coach, assistant principal, and principal
    • Got a bachelors from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State)
    • Masters from Prairie View A&M
    • Doctorate from SFA
    • Hobbies; Houston sports teams, astronomy, cooking/grilling, and travel
Carrie Chandler
  • I have taught for Pine Tree for 16 years and this is my fourth year as an administrator.  I began teaching in '01, and started out with only math classes.  I ended up adding an all level certification in art and taught art for several years before returning to the math classroom.  I taught math, art, and PE at ExCEL and served as their lead teacher.  It was at ExCEL that I was encouraged to get my masters degree and pursue an administrative position.  I am challenged everyday in my current position, but I absolutely love it more than I ever thought possible.  I look forward to another busy, but amazing school year.

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Harold Jackson
  • I have been a member of the PTISD family since 2018. During that time I taught Robotics at the Middle School for two years and served one year as the Lead Teacher at the Adaptive Behavior Unit. I have been in the education field since the Fall of 2010 and have taught various grade levels and subjects during that time. I also coached various sports for 8 of those years. I love the challenge of the ever changing landscape of education. I am an alumni of the University of Texas at Tyler and completed my Bachelors degree in May of 2010 and completed my Masters degree in May of 2017. 
  • My son, Wyatt, and I came from Kilgore this year to join the Pine Tree family (my husband has already worked in the Pine Tree community for 10+ years now). Wyatt is 8 and attending Parkway Elementary. Prior to coming to Pine Tree, I taught math for 12 years. During that time, I pursued my passion for data by receiving a Master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction. I am such a data geek at heart! I also had the opportunity to put that to use by presenting on behalf of Region 7 at math and science conferences over the years. Also during that time, I was encouraged to pursue another Master's degree in Educational Leadership to move into an administrative position. I love the constant learning that comes with being a part of the world of education, and I look forward to the daily challenges that will arise. I'm beyond excited to be a Pirate and see what this new year brings! 

Caci Brinkley
  • Hello, I am Beeper Kraus and I have been a part of Pine Tree for most of my life. I am a graduate of Pine Tree class of 2000 and have 7 years of teaching Special Education and coaching basketball and golf here at home. I received my bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Education and Kinesiology as well as receiving my Masters in Educational Instructional Leadership from Lamar University.  My wife teaches Kindergarten at Pine Tree and we have two children Kingston and Kourtlyn. We love spending time with the family and trying to keep up with the kids. I am more than excited to be a part of the High School I call home and in a position to make a difference in our school and community. I can be reached at [email protected] or  903-295-5031 ext. 1108.