Degrees and Certifications:
Education: Bachelors of Political Science from Stephen F. Austin State University Masters in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University Doctorate of Education (12/2021) from University of North Texas Certifications: Principal Certification (Texas and New Mexico) Social Studies Composite Grades 8-12 (Texas and New Mexico) TESOL (New Mexico and International) Superintendent Certification (Taking in 2021)
Mr. Benjamin Hairgrove
I am very proud to be part of Collegiate High School. I started at Collegiate High School teaching World History in 2011 and then became the Vice Chancellor in 2014. My wife was a history teacher at Collegiate High School from 2014-2017 as well. So we consider Collegiate to be part of our family. Collegiate is a special place and I am honored to have been part of it for so long.
Before Collegiate I was a Child Abuse Investigator with CPS for the State of Texas in the Livingston area. After CPS I became a World History Teacher at Dunbar High School in Fort Worth as well as the Tennis Coach for three years. I then went to go teach in Debrecen Hungary for a year to see the places I had been teaching about. When we returned to the US I was hired at Collegiate.
I love to travel, 21 countries and most US states so far. I love both history and politics so we have been to all the Presidential Libraries except for Carter, Hoover, and Eisenhower. I also love comic books, especially Batman. I am also a lover of the outdoors with snow and water skiing as well as horse training/riding as my favorite activities.
Most importantly I believe in programs like Collegiate. We help students gain opportunities that are unique to the ECHS experience. I love helping students pursue their goals and get to see and experience the world of college and life. We are a special place that does great things and I enjoy helping students continue that legacy.