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About Me

My name is Jinny Harris, and this is my ninth year with Whitehouse ISD. I was a counselor at the high school for five years and am so excited to be in my fourth year at the Holloway 6th grade campus.
 
I grew up in Ohio where I earned my Bachelor's Degree in English from Mount Union College before moving to Texas. I had the pleasure of teaching English, Choir, and Theatre Arts in the San Antonio area while pursuing my Master's Degree in Counseling at the University of Texas in San Antonio. I have worked as a School Counselor for grades 6-12 over the past several years in both the San Antonio area and Whitehouse, TX. Additionally, I proudly served in the United States Air Force for four years as a vocalist in the USAF Band of the West at Lackland AFB.
 
I am blessed with a wonderful family! My husband, Tom, and I met in the Air Force and have been married 20 years. We have three children. Tommi Jo (TJ) is a 2016 graduate of Whitehouse High School and is in her sophomore year at Dallas Baptist University where she is studying Music Business.  Berri is in the 10th grade.  She is passionate about musical theatre and continues to polish her singing, dancing, and acting skills so she can one day perform in a Broadway musical. Benjamin, an 8th grader this year at Whitehouse Junior High, is a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo, a grey belt in Jiu-Jitsu and enjoys basketball, football, soccer, percussion, and playing with his dog, Snowball.
 
My favorite hobby is performing in plays and musicals at the Tyler Civic Theatre and Pollard Theatre Center. I also enjoy singing with the church praise team and at the Gladewater Opry. In my "down time" I love watching NCIS and Blue Bloods.