• Message From The Principal

    Dear Jack C. Binion Community,

    It is an honor to introduce myself as the principal of Jack C. Binion Elementary School and to join this extraordinary school community. I hope that this letter finds you enjoying the rejuvenating days of summer and that you and your children are looking forward to beginning a wonderful 2023 – 2024 school year together. I can assure you that I share in this school community’s commitment to a world-class learning experience while providing them with a safe and nurturing learning environment.

    I have been dedicated to public education for twenty-two years. I have served as principal at John D. Spicer Elementary since 2010. Prior to Spicer, I was an assistant principal at the Academy at C.F. Thomas from 2007–10; taught fourth grade at Walker Creek Elementary from 2005–07; and fourth grade at Smithfield Elementary from 2002–05. 

    I earned my bachelor’s degree from Texas Woman’s University, a master’s degree from Dallas Baptist University, and a doctorate degree from Walden University.


    Most importantly, I believe that students are at the center of all school-related decisions.  The relationships between families and schools are vital to the success of our students. I encourage you to become involved in every way possible.  I look forward to meeting you soon!  



    Cheryl Waddell, Ed. D.