The 2015-16 school year will mark my 18th year in education. I have been an assistant principal at Marcus High School in the Lewisville Independent School District for the past 8 years.I have a deep-rooted passion for leadership and its impact on school culture and student achievement; therefore, I am committed to maximizing the talents of campus staff, communicating effectively, mitigating difficult situations, assembling diverse teams, and developing professional learning and mentorship programs focused on the evolution of teaching and learning in the 21st Century.
I was born in Minneapolis, MN and moved to the Dallas area with my family as an elementary school student. I attended public schools in the Lewisville Independent School District then went on to the University of Dallas to study history and play college volleyball. I began my teaching career as a social studies teacher and varsity assistant volleyball coach at Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, TX. After four years of teaching and coaching in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, I decided to pursue the lifelong goal of obtaining a master's degree. I finished my master's degree in educational administration from Texas Woman's University in 2006 and became an assistant principal at Marcus High School in 2007. I continued to pursue my lifelong commitment to learning by completing my Superintendent Certification in 2009 from the University of Texas at Tyler and starting on a doctorate in educational administration in 2010. I am currently in the dissertation phase of my Ed.D. in Educational Administration.
When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My passions include vacationing at the family cabin in Taos, skiing, hiking, biking, shopping, home renovation projects, live music, my golden retrievers and reading current literature centered around leadership.