- Ferris High School - Lee Joffre
- Ferris Junior High School - Ray Blanco
- Lee Longino Elementary School - Trisha Cupp
- Lucy Mae McDonald Elementary School - Chris Hawkins
- Hazel Ingram Elementary School - Chandler Garcia
My name is Ray Blanco, and I have the honor and privilege to serve as you principal at FJH. This is my 17th year in education, and my 4th in school administration. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and moved to Texas in 2016 with my wife Lizzy. Shortly after, we were blessed to welcome our daughter, Sophia, who is going into a dual language program in Kindergarten this year. I am a first generation American, born from Cuban immigrant parents. Lizzy is also Cuban, and we speak Spanish primarily at home. I am also fluent in Italian and American Sign Language. I served 6 years in the United States Navy as a cryptologist technician, attended Nova Southeastern University for my bachelors in psychology, Dallas Baptist University for my Masters in educational leadership, and am currently enrolled at West Texas A&M in my 3rd year for my doctoral in rural school leadership. I chose to come to Ferris because I believe that rural school students deserve the best we can offer in order to positively impact the challenges the world of tomorrow presents.
Mr. Hawkins is returning to McDonald Elementary as the Campus Principal. He served Ferris ISD as the Director of Accountability, Research and Evaluation for the 2021-2022 school year. Prior to that, he served Ferris ISD as Principal of McDonald Elementary (2018-2021), Assistant Principal of Ferris Junior High (2015-2018), and Band Director at Ferris Junior High (2010-2015).
Hello Yellowjackets, I am Chandler Garcia, the new principal of Hazel Ingram Elementary. I am honored to have the privilege to lead and serve the Ferris community where rich traditions and family values run deep and create the Yellowjacket Nation.
For 13 years, I have served as a dedicated educator. Prior to Ferris, I was an assistant principal in Arlington ISD. I have also served as an Instructional Specialist and Instructional Coach in Midlothian ISD and Pflugerville ISD. Before becoming an instructional leader, I taught third and fourth grade in the Galveston area and in Midlothian.
I was born, raised, and currently live in Arlington, but the larger city life is something I am trying to escape. I received my bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas Woman's University and a masters degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. In my free time I enjoy kickboxing, crafting, and laying by the pool.
My husband Ricky and I have been together for 15 years and enjoy traveling, hiking, and attending sporting events together. Our favorite place to be is the beach. We love the sounds and the warmth of the sun, when the ocean waves are nearby to cool us off.
We have a blended family with three boys, Caleb 21, Alfonso 18, and Isaac 9. Being a boy mom definitely keeps me on my toes, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. We also have two Miniature Schnauzer fur babies, Bella and Barkley, who seem to believe that they are human.
I am excited to start the school year and look forward to meeting all of our Little Jackets and families.