sammie Gilmore, director
Miss Gilmore is a CISD alumna and graduate of Texas A&M University majoring in interdisciplinary studies with a focus in math and science.
Miss Gilmore brings with her the experiences and traditions of the Highland Girl and Highstepper programs. She served an officer in the Highland Girl program at McCullough Jr High School and a Highstepper Major at The Woodlands High School. She is looking forward to carrying on the traditions of the past and creating new ones for the future!
Rachel purgason, assistant director
Mrs. Purgason is a CISD alumna and graduate of Sam Houston State University majoring in interdisciplinary studies with a focus in math.
Mrs. Purgason began her dance career in fifth grade and was a member of her junior high and high school drill team until she graduated. Along with dance, she practiced martial arts for 12 years which helped with flexibility, precision, and, most importantly, discipline. Mrs. Purgason is thrilled to be a part of the Highland Girl’s traditions and can’t wait to see what is in store for the years to come!