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Deborah Shepard is the Headmaster of the Academy for Careers in Engineering and Sciences. During her 28 years in education, Deborah has had a variety of roles on several CISD campuses.

Deborah began teaching 8th grade science and biology at McCullough Junior High in 1996, after graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in biology.  When McCullough became The Woodlands High School McCullough Campus, she taught Integrated Physics and Chemistry, and Level and Honors Biology. Deborah also coached various girls’ sports including track, basketball and softball.

As a classroom instructor for 20 years, she also taught 7th grade science, Chemistry Level and Honors, Aquatic Science, and AP Environmental Science. She sponsored the Bio Tech competition group serving on the advisory team and was the science department chair for grades 9-12. Deborah earned her Masters in Education from Sam Houston State University, and became an assistant principal at TWHS.  She traveled with the Robotics team, worked as the Advanced Placement Coordinator and oversaw the math department while an AP. Deborah became the principal at The Woodlands 9th Grade campus in 2020.

In Deborah’s free time she enjoys spending time with her husband Stephen and her two sons, Keaton and Noah, both proud CISD graduates. In addition, Deborah enjoys cooking and traveling.