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Washington Junior High

Administrative Team

Hartwell Brown

Hartwell Brown, Principal
I am the 1985 Outstanding Graduate of Conroe High School. I attended Texas A&M University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1989 in Curriculum and Instruction. I taught 9th grade Physical Science, 10th grade biology, and 11th grade chemistry at Hauke Alternative School in C.I.S.D. from 1990-1995. In the fall of 1995, I went to Crockett, TX, as an Assistant Principal for 3 years at Crockett Intermediate School. In the fall of 1998, I came back to C.I.S.D. as an assistant principal at Peet Jr. High School for the next two years. In the spring of 2000, I was named principal of Booker T. Washington Jr. High School. I was nominated and have been listed as an Honored Professional in the National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals 2002 Edition.

Dr. Demetra Phipps

Dr. Demetra Phipps, Assistant Principal
I consider it a privilege and a genuine professional honor to work with the families, community members, and students of Conroe ISD, and I look forward to a great school year for the Bulldogs of Washington Jr. High. Thank you for your continued support in all the ways that you help WJHS. Please let me know if you have any questions or if I am able to help you in any way possible.

Robert Derheim

Robert Derhiem, Assistant Principal
It is my great pleasure to serve the students and community of Booker T. Washington Jr. High. I have worked as a teacher and administrator at all levels of education from Pre-K through 12 th grade. Because of this experience, I understand from where students are coming as well as the dreams, goals, and challenges that await them in the future. I believe that people are life-long learners. My desire is that each student’s educational experience be one of personal growth, success, and the beginning of a lifetime of realized dreams. Inspiring students through education is a powerful tool that opens many doors.
In addition to my graduate studies in Administration, I have a Master’s in Second Language Education/ESL from the University of Houston. My undergraduate studies were completed at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. I have traveled extensively and love continuing to learn.