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Splinter, Travis » Travis S. Splinter - Assistant Principal

Travis S. Splinter - Assistant Principal

I have had the privilege of serving as an administrator in the Whitehouse Independent School District for eighteen years. I first served five years as the Assistant Principal at Holloway Middle School and then ten years as Principal at Holloway Sixth Grade School. This is my fourth year serving as an Assistant Principal at Whitehouse High School.

I grew up in Arlington, Texas, where I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at Arlington. My first teaching assignment was in the Richardson Independent School District. During my ten years in Richardson, I taught American History and ESL. I also coached football, basketball and track. After I earned my Master’s Degree in Education at the University of North Texas, I moved with my family to Tyler. I worked one more year as a teacher and a coach at Chapel Hill High School and then accepted an administrator’s job in Whitehouse.
I now live just outside of Whitehouse with my wife and two sons. I met my wife, Debbie, in college and we have been married for 32 years. She is the Director of Human Resources at Texas Spine and Joint Hospital. My oldest son, Matthew, is a 2017 graduate of Whitehouse High School and is presently attending TJC.  Matthew is also an Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts. My youngest son, Michael, is a 2018 graduate of Whitehouse High Schoolis, is attending TJC and is also an Eagle Scout.  Both boys want to attend a four year college and major in IT after they are finished at TJC.

When I am not at work, I am taking care of all of my family’s animals. I take care of seven dogs, six cats, five pigs, and a goat.  In the past I have been an Assistant Scour Master in the Boy Scouts of America, an EDGE trainer, an archery and bb gun range officer, a University of Scouting instructor and a proud member of the Buffalo patrol from Wood Badge course S2-585-151-34.