Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Education Master's Degree in Education Administration Pursuing Ed.S. in Educational Leadership 4-8 Generalist 8-12 Mathematics EC-12 Principal
Dr. Darryl Henson, Assistant Superintendent of School Leadership
Assistant Superintendent of School Leadership Dr. Darryl J. Henson is a native of Houston and has served Cedar Hill ISD since 2018. As assistant superintendent of school leadership, he supervises, supports and coaches principals and assistant principals. He is also currently serving as a co-principal to the Ninth Grade Center.
Prior to his appointment in Cedar Hill ISD, Dr. Henson served as the principal of North Forest High School in Houston Independent School District, principal of Parkland High School in the Ysleta Independent School District. He was also a classroom teacher, coach, and principal in the Austin, Houston, and El Paso regions.
During his tenures at North Forest and Parkland high schools, both campuses experienced unprecedented gains on state assessment results, increased enrollment, and reinvigorated senses of school spirit and community pride. Under Henson’s leadership, Parkland High School earned all seven Distinction designations from the Texas Education Agency - only 1.9% of Texas schools earn this accolade. Additionally, North Forest High School earned the highest student progress measure of all Achieve 180 campuses in the Houston ISD during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey under Dr. Henson’s leadership.
Throughout the years, Dr. Henson has been regarded for his passion and vibrant personality as he has built lasting relationships with students and communities across Texas. Dr. Henson firmly believes that culture, curriculum, and community are the pillars of establishing and maintaining a thriving school system.
Dr. Henson earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from The University of Texas at Austin, a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Houston.
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Mr. Leroy Joffre
Dear Cedar Hill High School Scholars, Families & Staff,
I am truly honored to write this letter as the newly named principal of Cedar Hill High School. I am excited to join Longhorn Nation, and I am looking forward to meeting our scholars, staff and parents. I have been a school administrator for seventeen years. I join CHHS from Ferris ISD, where I most recently served as the high school principal. The safety of our students, staff and visitors is my primary responsibility. I want all scholars and staff to be safe and feel safe while on our campus and at campus events. I am committed to working with our great staff to implement processes and communicate expectations with all Longhorns.
I want each scholar to be challenged academically so they are prepared for their career or college path. To obtain this goal, we will need to collaborate so we are all prepared to raise the expectations of scholars. I am confident that together, we can make Cedar Hill High School an even better place for our scholars to learn and grow. I am hitting the ground running as my first day at Cedar Hill High School will be Monday, June 12, 2023. There is much to be done this summer to prepare for the start of school on August 14. I will be planning a few meet and greet events this summer to get to know some of our staff, families, and scholars before the summer break ends.
It is my sincere pleasure and honor to be chosen to serve you and this community as your new principal.
Principal, Cedar Hill High School