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Administrative Appointments – June 2024

July 8, 2024

Plano Independent School District (Plano ISD) has appointed new principals for two of its senior high schools for the upcoming 2024-25 school year. Kennitra Robertson will lead Plano Senior High School, while Billie-Jean Lee will take the helm at Plano West Senior High School. 

image of Kennitra Robinson

Image of Kennitra Robinson.

Kennitra Robertson, who replaces Jeff Banner at Plano Senior High, brings a wealth of experience within Plano ISD. She previously served as principal of  Vines High School and Robinson Middle School. Her career in the district also includes roles as an assistant principal at Otto Middle School and as an 8th grade science teacher at Wilson Middle School. Robertson holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M-Commerce. She is certified as a Principal for grades Early Childhood–12 and as a Generalist for grades 4–8. 

Plano ISD Executive Director for School Leadership and Innovation Steve Ewing praised Robertson’s appointment stating, “Kennitra has a proven track record here in Plano ISD. She has not only led at a very high level at each campus but is also very active on several district committees.”

Robertson expressed her commitment to the school’s legacy and future. “At Plano Senior High School, we will continue to honor the rich traditions and achievements that have shaped our school's proud history, while preparing and encouraging students to be successful in their postsecondary endeavors,” said Robertson.

Image of Billie-Jean Lee

Image of Billie-Jean Lee.

Billie-Jean Lee, who succeeds retiring Plano West Principal Janis Williams, has been with Plano ISD since 1989. Her most recent position was principal at Jasper High School. Lee’s experience includes serving as principal at Robinson Middle School and assistant principal at Renner Middle School. She earned her bachelor’s in Music Education from Henderson State University and a master’s degree in Music Education from Texas A&M-Commerce. Lee also has Mid-Management Certification as well as principal and superintendent certifications.

Commending Lee’s leadership, Ewing stated, “I have had the pleasure of working with Billie-Jean for several years, and I can say she is an outstanding leader who embodies the mission and vision of Plano ISD.”

Lee shared her enthusiasm for her new role. “I am excited for this opportunity to lead the Blue Nation and continue serving the students and families in the West cluster. I have been fortunate to be a part of this community for many years, and I am honored to be named principal of Plano West,” she said.