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WFISD Welcomes Sheppard Air Force Base Military Connected Families

dr. lee on veterans day

Welcome to Wichita Falls ISD, where we take pride in supporting and embracing military families. We understand the unique challenges that come with military life, and we are here to ensure a smooth transition for you and your children. As part of our commitment, we are thrilled to have Sheppard Elementary located right here on Sheppard Air Force Base, making it a convenient and ideal choice for military families. At Sheppard Elementary, we provide a nurturing and inclusive learning environment that fosters academic excellence, character development, and a sense of community. Our dedicated faculty and staff are experienced at working with military-connected students, offering tailored support to meet their educational needs. Sheppard Elementary has received over $2 million in DoDEA grant funds, making it fully equipped to provide an enriching educational experience for your children. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our district and helping your children thrive both academically and socially.    

Sheppard Elementary serves students in PreK (4) through 6th grade on Sheppard Air Force Base. With an enrollment of around 300 students, we pride ourselves on having a private school quality in a public school setting. Benefits for students include:

  • Family atmosphere
  • Safe environment
  • Latest technology
  • Dynamic educators
  • Project-Based Learning
  • UIL activities
  • Enrichment clubs
  • Student council
  • Full-time nurse
  • School counselor
  • Military/Family Life Counselor
  • Student-led activities

Contact Us

Sheppard Elementary

Sheppard Elementary Principal - Cindy Waddell
Phone: (940) 235-1184

Sheppard Elementary DoDEA Director and Campus Liaison - Donna Hale
Phone: (940) 235-1184

School Hours: 8:15 am - 3:45 pm
Doors open at 7:45 am.

Sheppard AFB School Liaison Office

The Air Force School Liaison Office (SLO) helps parents ease the impact of the mobile military lifestyle for their children. The SLO provides information prior to a move, upon arrival and while stationed at an installation. One of the important roles of the School Liaison is to connect families, schools and the military community in order to facilitate the educational transition and academic experience of military children.

Sheppard AFB School Liaison - Michael Wenk
Phone: (940) 676-6774
Location: 709 9th Avenue, Bldg. 960

Sheppard Elementary is a unique school serving military students from more than 10 countries.  We are honored to have military-connected students and to build a community of support that is dedicated to the best education for all students. It is our goal to be a family to those who are at Sheppard with their own families being so far away. We are building great memories for students that they will forever cherish.


Cindy waddell, sheppard elementary principal