Sheldon ISD names new school principals

“I am excited to announce our new campus leaders in Sheldon ISD,” said Superintendent Dr. King Davis. “Each educational leader has been a part of our Sheldon team and brings experience, wisdom and innovative practices to maximize student success.”


Dr. Raff Saeed - C.E. King High School Principal

SaeedDr. Saeed is a familiar face to King High School. Most recently he served as the principal of C. E. King Middle School for three years.  Prior to that he served as the associate principal and an academy principal at C. E. King High School. Before his career in Sheldon ISD, Dr. Saeed was an assistant principal at Galena Park Middle School and Woodland Acres Middle School. Dr. Saeed has a doctorate and master’s of arts in educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas and a bachelor of science in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University.“One of my core beliefs is that education is the greatest equalizer and every student, regardless of their circumstances, has the right to the best education we can provide,” said Principal Raff Saeed, Ed.D.  He succeeds Dr. Keith Brooks who has joined the Sheldon ISD administration team as assistant superintendent.


Mrs. Ashley Sampson - C.E. King Middle School Principal

SampsonMrs. Sampson is the current associate principal at C. E. King Middle School where she has also served as assistant principal for two years and associate principal for one year. Previously she worked in Channelview ISD as the English Language Arts and Reading teacher, department chairman, and specialist at Channelview High School. She has a master’s in educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas and a bachelor of arts in literature from the University of Houston. 


“As an educational leader it is my duty to guide students and staff members through the learning process by focusing their attention on academics that lead to students being career and college ready,” said Principal Ashley Sampson. Sampson fills the role of Mr. Raff Saeed who was named principal of C. E. King High School.

Ms. Katrina White - Michael R. Null Middle School Principal

WhiteMs. Katrina White has served as the associate principal of Null Middle School during the 2019-20 school year. She has been a part of the Sheldon ISD team serving in the roles of principal for the Future Business Leaders Academy and assistant principal of the Early College High School at King High School. White has also worked as a secondary instructional specialist and coach. Prior to her career in Sheldon ISD, she worked at Galena Park ISD’s Cunningham Middle School for nine years. White has a master’s of science in educational management from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Houston.


“I am passionate about building capacity in others, learning and exploring new opportunities while leading all stakeholders to excellence,” said Principal Katrina White. Ms. White succeeds Mr. Leroy Bradley who is Sheldon ISD’s new director of operations. 


Jesse Altamirano - Royalwood Elementary School Principal

AltamiranoMr. Jesse Altamirano is the current assistant principal at King Middle School. He has experience as an assistant principal for Aldine ISD’s Stephens Elementary and a bilingual instructional specialist at Galena Park ISD’s Galena Park Elementary. He has taught second through fifth grades at schools in Galena Park and Aldine ISD. He also served as a sixth through eighth-grade teacher in Idaho. He has a master’s of business administration from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor of science degree in secondary education business education from Idaho State University. 


“I am looking forward to joining the Royalwood community and building relationships with students, families and staff,” said Principal Jesse Altamirano. Altamirano succeeds Lorena Carrasco who accepted a position in Pasadena ISD.