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Mr. Mike Ritchey, Principal

It is Always Great to be a Steer! I am excited to be serving another year as the high school principal of BSHS. It is a privilege to work side-by-side with an amazing staff of educators as we serve our 1120 students. We challenge ourselves to be KIND, COURAGEOUS, LOYAL, and PURPOSEFUL as we conduct our business. These attributes are qualities of becoming a life-long member of Steer Nation, and we aspire to demonstrate each quality to our students, our community, and to our proud BSHS alumni. Our teachers inspire me with their hard work, dedication, and mostly, their passion for their students. Each day we have the opportunity to admire just how gifted and talented our BSHS students are and take pride in preparing them for a world of endless opportunities. Student Successes are Our Priority! Our door is always open, and we encourage you to come and see STEER NATION for yourselves.

Phone: 432-264-3641 ext 1402

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Mr. Tim Tannehill, Associate Principal

Tim Tannehill has worked for BSISD since 1988.  After graduating from Post High School, Post, Texas, Tim began his post-secondary education while playing football at Kilgore Jr College in Kilgore, Texas.  He then transferred to Texas Tech University, playing football while obtaining his Bachelor of Science  in 1988. In 1997, Tim obtained a Masters of Education from Sul Ross State University.  He began his career teaching Biology and coaching at Big Spring High School.  After 13 years of teaching and coaching, he was hired in January of 2001 as Assistant Principal at BSHS. Tim also served as principal for 5 years at Goliad before returning to the high school in 2012, where he now serves as Associate Principal and Driver Education Coordinator. As an educator, Tim strives to make a difference in the lives of young people.

Phone: 432-264-3641 ext 1412

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Mrs. Elissa Bancroft, Asst. Principal Curriculum & Instruction

A Corpus Christi native, Elissa Medina-Bancroft and her family moved to Big Spring in the summer of 2003, and she began her career as an English teacher at BSHS later that fall. She has also taught at Moody High School in Corpus Christi, Luther Burbank in San Antonio, and Howard College in Big Spring. Elissa earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and her teacher certification at the University of Texas at San Antonio. In 2014 she earned a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction through Western Governor’s University, and in the spring of 2018, she earned her principal certification.  Elissa thoroughly enjoyed teaching and is now excited about the opportunity to serve the students and teachers at Big Spring High as well as the families in the community. She and her husband George have three children—two are BSHS graduates (2018 & 2020) and a son who will earn a high school diploma in 2028.

Phone: 432-264-3641 ext 1403

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Mr. Jordan Horton, Assistant Principal

Jordan Horton has worked for BSISD since 2010, all at Big Spring High School.  Jordan served as part of the faculty in the science department, where he taught Chemistry, Biology, Advanced Placement Chemistry, and Robotics, among other topics.  A native of Odessa, Texas, Jordan earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in 2006.  In 2015, he earned a Master’s in Education from the University of Texas at Arlington.  Since 2014, Jordan has served as the Co-Coordinator for the Big Spring High School Academic teams, which has won six District Championships during that time.