I arrived in Austin in 1987 to attend the University of Texas, and have lived in Central Texas ever since. I received my BA in Liberal Arts and went on to teach high school and middle school English. In 1998, I received a Masters in Educational Administration from what was then Southwest Texas State University. I have served in both middle and high school assistant principal positions. During the 2005-2006 school year, I served as the interim principal at Westlake High School. I have served as the HCMS principal since 2006.
Degrees Held, Universities Attended: Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas; Master of Educational Administration, Texas State University
Honors and Awards: Capitol of Texas Counseling Association Administrator of the Year, 2005
Joined EISD: 2000
Previous School Districts: Austin ISD, San Marcos ISD
I have lived in Austin since 2017 and began serving Hill Country Middle School in 2018 as a school counselor. Prior to being a part of the Eanes community I was the middle school counselor for Jarrell Middle School. I have also been an elementary school counselor in Killeen ISD and taught at the elementary level in grades 1, 2 and 4 in Killeen ISD and Salado ISD. I am excited to serve the inspiring staff and students of Hill Country as an assistant principal. I enjoy working with middle school level students and being a part of this incredible time of growth in their lives.
DEGREES HELD, UNIVERSITIES ATTENDED: Bachelor of Science, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; Master of School Counseling, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
JOINED EISD: 2018
PREVIOUS SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Jarrell ISD, Killeen ISD, Salado ISD
I recently relocated to the Austin area and am excited to take on the role of AP at Hill Country Middle School. I bring 18 years of experience within the education field, working with students ranging in age from Kindergarten through 8th grade in various roles and learning environments. I have been a 5th and 6th-grade teacher, a K-8 Instructional Coach/Staff Developer, Middle School Vice Principal at the Upper Middle School in Montgomery Township School District, and Principal at J.F. Tatem Elementary School in Haddonfield, New Jersey.
While I enjoy working with all grade levels, I am excited to return to middle school. This age group is delightful, as each student explores who they are as a person. You have days full of curiosity, angst, and laughter; I wouldn’t have it any other way. I hope to impact all facets of learning for our students in a positive manner.
DEGREES HELD, UNIVERSITIES ATTENDED: Bachelor of Arts, Oral Roberts University; Masters in Human Resources and Administration, Towson University
JOINED EISD: 2022
PREVIOUS SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Haddonfield School District, NJ; Montgomery Township School District, NJ; Baltimore City Public Schools, MD; New Haven Public Schools, CT