Eric Gomez, Principal
Mr. Gomez is in his 17th year of education. He graduated from Lubbock Christian University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Science. Mr. Gomez spent twelve years teaching Physical Education, Biology, and Forensics, and coaching Football, Baseball, and Golf. He then earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and served as an administrator in both Amarillo ISD and Canyon ISD. While his path in teaching and coaching built the foundation for his educational career, his administrative experience provided him an opportunity to reach even more students, teachers, and families. Eric and his wife, Lindsay, have five kids, ranging in age from 3 to 17. The Gomez family loves watching movies, spending time together outdoors, and traveling around the U.S.
At West Plains, we are committed to giving you instruction at the highest level and preparing you with the knowledge and tools for lifelong success. We will work together to celebrate our achievements and make West Plains High School a fun place to learn and build relationships. Our welcoming environment and ability to build relationships will create a culture that inspires everyone to be the best version of themselves. Mr. Gomez states, “I cannot express my appreciation enough for the opportunity to serve our students, staff, and community. My door will be open, and I welcome your questions, concerns, or ideas to improve our school.” Go Wolves!
Randi Willard, Associate Principal
Ms. Willard is starting her 13th year in education. She has previous experience as an elementary teacher, an elementary assistant principal, and a junior high counselor. She graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelor's in Journalism and then obtained her Master's in Counseling. She is an avid reader, lover of sports, and enjoys spending time with her family outside of school. Ms. Willard's motto is, "If you work really hard, and you're kind, amazing things will happen," and she hopes to bring this encouragement to the staff and students at West Plains High School every day!
Brittnee Hooks, Assistant Principal
Ms. Hooks grew up in Borger, moved to College Station to attend Texas A&M University, and then lived in Houston for 15 years. She is excited to be moving back to the Panhandle to be closer to family and enjoy a simpler, slower-paced life outside the city. This is her 14th year in education, having served as a teacher, testing coordinator, instructional coach, and assistant principal. Brittnee has a Bachelor’s in Animal Science and a Masters in Educational Administration. Brittnee is married to her high school sweetheart, Milton, and they have four beautiful children, ages 4 to 13. In their spare time, you can find them enjoying the outdoors, remodeling and building, all things soccer, and eating all the food! When asked about working at West Plains, Ms. Hooks said, "The success of every student is something I am passionate about. As one of the Assistant Principals of West Plains High School, I will uphold the mission by ensuring our students’ needs are met and they graduate as leaders of our community. I am ready to embark upon this journey together and look forward to a fantastic year at WPHS!"
Jeff Schenck, Assistant Principal
Mr. Schenck comes to us from Randall HS where he has been an Assistant Principal for the last 4 years. Before he was an Assistant Principal, he was a Special Education teacher for 14 years at both Tascosa and Randall. Mr. Schenck has coached baseball and football, and he helped start the Unified Track program last year; which went on to be crowned State Champions (1st ever in Texas). Mr. Schenck is originally from Hobbs, NM, and played college baseball at New Mexico Junior College and WTAMU. Mr. Schenck loves to be involved and you can catch him supporting his students in whatever endeavor they might be involved in. He has also been known to sneak his dog Cooper into the building for moral support, shhh :). Mr. Schenck loves mowing yards so much that he even dreams about mowing, and when he grows up, he says he wants to be a professional fisherman!