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Lake Highlands Junior High

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Principal Nick Rustin

Mr. Rustin is going into his 13th year in education, and third year as Principal at Lake Highlands Junior High.  He previously worked for 4 years as an Assistant Principal at Apollo Junior High.  Before making the transition to administrator, he worked for 6 years as an English teacher at Richardson High School.  His educational journey began as a student teacher at the former Lake Highlands Freshman Center.  Mr. Rustin earned his Bachelor’s degree in Literary Studies from The University of Texas at Dallas and earned his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University Texas.


Assistant Principal | Sherry Null

Mrs. Null is serving her 22nd year in education and her first year as Assistant Principal at Lake Highlands Junior High. She has 21 years of classroom experience and 5 years experience as a consultant for continuous improvement in schools. Mrs. Null began her educational career teaching 6th grade science and math at Mark Twain Elementary and then at Big Springs Elementary. She then taught 7th grade science at Apollo Junior High for 6 years before joining Lake Highlands Junior High School. Mrs. Null earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of North Texas and her Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Texas A&M, Commerce. Mrs. Null, her husband and their two daughters are all graduates of the RISD.

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Assistant Principal | Vince Venditto

Mr. Venditto is in his 21st year in education, and sixth year at Lake Highlands Junior High as an Assistant Principal. He previously worked in the Curriculum and Instruction Department in Wylie ISD as a 5th-8th grade Science Learning Specialist/Coordinator. He held this position for five years before making the transition to campus administration at LHJH. Mr. Venditto was a classroom teacher for 10 years, where he had the opportunity to teach all core content. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and worked in the corporate arena for several years prior to making the move to education. Mr. Venditto earned his graduate degree in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University. He is a proud member of the Wildcat family and loves the Wildcat community!

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Assistant Principal | Kelsey Wells

Ms. Wells is serving her 13th year in education and first year as an assistant principal. She previously worked for 4 years in Frisco ISD as a Health teacher and girls’ athletics coach. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Oklahoma State University with a focus in Social Studies and her graduate degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Texas. She has taught in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas. She is also currently working toward a graduate degree in School Counseling from Grand Canyon University.