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Al Benskin, Principal, Waxahachie High School
2014 – Present

Waxahachie High School
1000 Hwy. 77 North
Waxahachie, Texas 75165

Sharon Zandt, Secretary

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Dr. Al Benskin began his career in education as an ROTC teacher and then as an Assistant Principal in Desoto ISD. Prior to education, he served twenty years in the United States Marine Corps. In 2010, Benskin was named the Assistant Principal of Waxahachie High School. As Assistant Principal, Benskin played a key role in ensuring the successful daily operation of Waxahachie High School (WHS) and the Waxahachie Ninth Grade Academy (WNGA). He assisted in the training and implementation of district curriculum, ensured an orderly transition for staff members during major renovations to WHS, and took the lead on organizing the realignment of the WHS and WNGA Counseling Department. In 2014, he was named principal of Waxahachie High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Chaminade University of Honolulu and a Master of Education from Central Michigan University. He completed his doctorate in Educational Leadership at Texas Wesleyan University. He is a member of the Association of Texas Professional Educators , the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Texas Wesleyan Principals Center Advisory Committee. Dr. Benskin and his wife, Shelia, have three children, Christyn, Stedman, and Connor.

A Message From Mr. Benskin...
I am extremely proud to be the Principal of Waxahachie High School.  It is truly an honor to be a part of this exciting and wonderful community.  My greatest responsibility as Principal is to help support our outstanding team of teachers and ensure each student is successful.  It is with excitement and commitment that we will continue to build upon the strong foundation that has already been established here.  Rooted in learning and grounded in excellence, anything we set our minds to do can be accomplished! Waxahachie High School takes great pride in the programs and extra-curricular activities in which our students participate and represent WHS. Our curriculum is continually being evaluated and improved to ensure we are meeting the needs of our ever changing world. Classes challenge our students intellectually and help them grow as they proceed through their high school careers. We want every student to achieve at high levels as we prepare them for a bright future with unlimited possibilities. The staff of Waxahachie High School is dedicated to providing the highest quality education for our students.  

On a more personal note, I am married and enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife, Shelia.  I am very proud of my children:  Christyn, Stedman and Connor.  I served my country honorably in the United States Marine Corps traveling to every continent except Antarctica. I am a native Texan.

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