Chad Schmidt, Principal
Mr. Schmidt is honored to serve Tomball Elementary as Principal. Mr. Schmidt has more than twenty years of experience working in elementary education. He has taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades and has served as a team leader, instructional specialist, assistant principal and principal. Mr. Schmidt was the principal of Anderson Elementary in Spring ISD before joining Tomball. Before moving to Spring, he was a teacher in Channelview ISD and in Amarillo ISD. Mr. Schmidt received his bachelor's degree in Elementary Reading from West Texas A&M University and his master's degree in Education Administration from the University of St. Thomas. He is committed to ensure high levels of learning for all students and honored to serve the Tomball Elementary community. #TESproud
Hafida Becker, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Becker is excited to be joining the TES Leadership Team. She attended Texas A&M University, College Station where she earned a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies (Early Childhood & Elementary Education). She earned her Master's Degree in Education & Administration from Lamar University, Beaumont. Mrs. Becker graduated from The Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, Houston in the Spring of 2015. At Rice University, Becker participated and completed the Rice Educational Entrepreneurial Program for School Leaders (REEP). She is coming to us from Willow Creek Elementary School where she served for 15 years. While at Willow Creek, Becker was a Kindergarten teacher, 3rd grade teacher and in 2012 was appointed as the assistant principal. Before moving to Tomball, she was an ESL specialist, Pre-K and Kindergarten teacher in Spring ISD. Mrs. Becker is very passionate about education and she enjoys reaching and teaching every child that enters the school. Mrs. Becker is looking forward to serving the wonderful families and students at TES.
Dr. Mary Endress is very excited to join the Tomball Elementary Family. She is coming to TES from Decker Prairie Elementary where she served during the 2017-2018 school year. Prior to working as an assistant principal at Decker Prairie Elementary, she served as the first assistant principal for Wildwood Elementary. Prior to joining Tomball ISD, Dr. Endress worked in Katy ISD where she served as an assistant principal and as the instructional officer for secondary ESL. Dr. Endress also worked in Spring Branch ISD where she taught Spanish, French, ESL and reading. Before moving to the Houston area, she lived in Odessa, Texas, where she taught elementary Spanish for Ector County ISD.
Dr. Endress earned a BA in Spanish and French from Trinity University in San Antonio, an MA in reading from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas, and in May 2018, she graduated with an EdD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Texas of the Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Endress is a lifelong learner, therefore, she is committed to both student and teacher learning.