Highland AdministrationBecky BuxtonPrincipalMy name is Becky Buxton, and I absolutely have the very best job in the world! Highland is such a great place of learning and growing. I love not only being the principal here but being part of a "family" that puts children first.
Besides my "School Family," I have a husband, Bill, and two children. My daughter, Amy, and her husband, Chad, live in Lubbock. They have three wonderful children. I cherish being "Mia" to Ava, Hudson, and Kellen. I also have a son, Matt, in 11th grade. Having a teenager is keeping me busy! I enjoy playing golf, reading, gardening, and drawing/painting. I like coming to work at Highland each day because I get to see children learn new things.We are crazy for animals at the Buxton House. We have a Golden Retriever, a Yorkshire Terrier, a Maltese, and 2 Siamese cats—almost a zoo!Leslie RichburgAssistant Principal
One of the best things about being an assistant principal is that I love to interact and get to know all of our students at Highland. Since our Highland students are learning and changing every day, I get to watch this growth every day. My motto is “I want to build students’ confidence so one day they will be living their dreams.” I am very fortunate that my husband, Brent, also works for the school district. Many of the parents at Highland were our very own students!
Another exciting aspect of my job is that I get to interact with our spectacular Highland staff. I get to witness first hand their creativity, collaboration, and commitment to excellence.
Did you know that my own children attended Highland Elementary? They received not only a top rate educational experience but they also learned a lot about leadership and teamwork. David is married and attending dental school in Houston. Kacy is attending medical school in Galveston, and Jacob is attending college at West Texas A&M University.
Next time you are at Highland, stop by and say “hi.” I look forward to meeting you.Cailey StoernerCounselorMy name is Cailey Stoerner, and this is my first year at Highland and first year working as a full time school counselor. Previously, I worked as a special eductation teacher at La Mesa Elementary and Lockeny Junior High. I am excited to be working in the role of school counselor and to be here at Highland.The staff at Highland have huge hearts for their students and it will be amazing to see the success in each student.When I am not working at Highland, I love spending time with my family. My husband, Heath, farms at Providence; and we have two children. Henley, my daughter, is a 1st grader and Cathan, my son, is 3 years old and in the Learning Academy. We love spending time outside: playing ball, swinging, working in the yard, playing with Dax (big Boxer), or riding tractors. In my spare time, I help people plan events and weddings, I love to help coordinate all the small details to ensure it is a perfect event.I look forward to working with student to help them find their potential and recognize their worth, so they can be successful not only academically but also socially. Please stop by if you have concerns or celebrations, I want to be there for you during all situations!!Office StaffMolly SummersSecretary to the PrincipalMy name is Molly Summers. I have been the secretary here at Highland for 11 years. I love Highland and the wonderful staff I get to work with each and everyday. Besides my wonderful Highland “family”, I have a husband Mark, who is a truck driver for Walmart, and 2 wonderful daughters, Shelby and Amy. I also have 2 mini dachshunds, Lucy and Daisy.I have several things I love to do. First and foremost is spending time with my family. I love to sing, especially with my dad, and I am in the hand bell choir at my church. I love watching football (BOOMER SOONER!), gymnastics/cheerleading, reading, sewing when I can, shopping, and last but not least, getting my work out in at Hip Hop class!Annabell ZapataAttendance ClerkMy name is Annabell Zapata and this is my fourth year working at Highland as the attendance clerk. Working here at Highland has created a whole new experience for me that I have learned to love greatly. I have met great, new, wonderful friends that have created a whole new feel to a work family.
I am a graduate from Floydada High School and have been living in Plainview for almost 10 years now. I am married and a mother of 2 wild, silly, loving boys. Julius will be 8 in November and is in the 2nd grade. Jordan will be 4 in December and is quite the character. Above all things, I love to spend time with my family. As a family we enjoy sports, movies, fishing, food and just hanging out. I love to read, learn, sing, laugh, and of course, keep up with all my besties!