My career as an educator began in Indianapolis, Indiana as a third grade teacher. My educational journey then led me to teach grade levels one through five in three states: Indiana, California, and Montana.
After serving as an assistant principal for one year and a principal for four years in Kalispell, Montana, I joined the Frisco Independent School District as the elementary principal at Edris Elliott Elementary School in McKinney, Texas in the fall of 2017. Our learning community serves approximately 600 amazing kindergarten through grade five students. The foundation of my leadership is unequivocally focused on developing trusting relationships that are contagiously positive and collaborative with students, teachers, and families. I am committed to leading our team toward high academic and behavioral success with the following principles:
1. Instruction is planned around the Four Essential Questions:
What do we want our students need to know and be able to do? (Essential Standards)
How will we know if our students have learned it?
How will we respond when they have not learned it?
How will we respond when they already know it?
2.Ongoing instruction is informed by the results of formative student assessment data that is collaboratively reviewed within a professional learning community.
3. Positive Leadership is shared and modeled.
4. Communication should be clear, continuous, and shared in various formats.
5. School wide systems of support enable students to have meaningful, intentional, and individualized instruction.