Leadership Team

Clear Horizons ECHS Leadership Team


Clear Horizons Principal:  Marshall A. Ponce, M.Ed.
Mrs. Ponce is a fourth-generation Texas educator who is in her 30th year of service. With an extensive background in counseling and psychology, Mrs. Ponce completed her degrees and certifications through Texas A&M University, Sam Houston State University, and Lamar University.  Prior to Clear Horizons, Mrs. Ponce served as a Counselor Trainer for I.B. North America and as the Principal of Clear Creek Intermediate. She was the Head Counselor at a high school located on the U.S.- Mexico border that won the 2006 RAMP Award from the American School Counseling Association for creating a "Recognized Model Program" for school counseling.  Mrs. Ponce earned post-graduate professional certifications in college admissions, school leadership, and closing the achievement gaps from the Harvard Principal Center and Harvard Graduate School of Education.


Assistant Principal & Dean of Instruction:  Donna Baggs, M.Ed.
Ms. Baggs is a veteran CCISD leader who has served as an Assistant Principal at Clear Falls High School and Westbrook Intermediate. She has also served as the Co-Principal of Clear Stars Evening Night School.  Mrs. Baggs is a doctoral student at Texas A&M University.  She holds a Bachelor's Degree from San Diego State University and a Master's Degree from the University of Houston - Clear Lake. She serves as the Campus Test Coordinator, Campus Discipline Officer, Behavior Coordinator, and 504 Coordinator.

Head Counselor & Director of College Counseling:  Judith Sutphin, M.Ed.

Mrs. Sutphin has joined Clear Horizons from MacArthur High School in Irving ISD, where she was named the 2019 Counselor of the Year.  Mrs. Sutphin holds two Bachelor's Degrees from Southern Methodist University and a Master's Degree from Lamar University.  Prior to counseling, Mrs. Sutphin served as an Advanced Placement Spanish teacher.

Samina Chaudhry, M.Ed.
Freshman & Sophomore Counselor and Student Support Counselor 

Sharlene Khalich
Community Liaison for Senior ISM Mentorships, Service Learning Coordinator, and Sponsor of Business Professionals of America




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