Welcome to Sheldon Early College High School. My name is Erron Mahone and I am the new Sheldon ECHS counselor. I am returning to Sheldon ECHS and Sheldon ISD after gaining valuable experience as a middle school and comprehensive high school counselor. I am currently in my 15th year in education where I have served in various capacities including teacher, lead teacher, department chair, middle school testing coordinator, dual credit instructor with San Jacinto Community College and counselor. I am a proud graduate of Baylor University and I have further enhanced my skill set by completing graduate degrees and the corresponding certifications in both educational leadership and school counseling.
In 2012, when Sheldon ECHS started, I was a member of the first team of teachers selected to staff this groundbreaking and innovative program that was being introduced to the Sheldon community. Helping to open Sheldon Early College High School as a member of its inaugural group of educators has been one of the highlights of my career thus far. Being able to witness students from such diverse backgrounds excel in a rigorous academic setting was a rewarding and humbling experience. I am intensely passionate about Early College High Schools and their emphasis on serving first generation college students and those labeled ‘at-risk’ of not furthering their education beyond high school. I am excited to return to Sheldon ECHS and I look forward to serving and supporting our students as they grow academically and achieve secondary and post-secondary success.
Sheldon I.S.D. Every Child, Every Day
What is an Early College High School?
A partnership between a high school and a college
A school that provides students with up to 60 college credit hours towards a Bachelor’s degree at no cost to the students
“The Early College model is gaining national attention due to its success in raising high school graduation and college retention rates for students at risk of not graduating. The program provides student support systems, including tutoring, counseling, and mentoring while reducing barriers to college for students who might not otherwise achieve post-secondary success.”
-Texas Early College High School website