I am truly excited to be the Principal of Troy Elementary School (TES)!!!
Having been born and raised right here in Troy, Texas, it is an absolute honor to be back home and working with all of you!
My dream had always been to attend Texas A&M University and major in Education. However, I had a few well-respected educators talk me out of it my junior year. I changed gears and decided to explore my next dream and major in Journalism/Advertising. Since A&M was not known at the time for that field of study, I attended Temple Jr. College (now Temple College) for one year and then transferred to Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos (Now Texas State). Although they had an excellent program, I knew my true calling was to be an educator. I told my professor the day before I graduated that I wished I had stayed with my initial plan. He told me it was too late now! (It's never too late to follow your destiny!) After working for four years in the newspaper business, I pursued my teaching degree at Huston-Tillotson College and began my teaching career in east Austin. I was in the classroom for 8 years (2 years in 3rd and 6 years in 4th) on both the east and west sides of Austin. At that point, I decided I wanted to reach a broader range of students and educators and obtained my Masters' Degree from the University of Texas in Austin. (Although I am a huge Aggie fan!!) I was an Assistant Principal in Austin for 4 years - east and west sides - and a Coordinator of Student Services/Counselor/AP in Salado for 2 years. I was then promoted to Principal of Salado Intermediate School (grades 3-6) and held that position for 5 years. When my daughter decided she wanted to attend Troy ISD, I went to work for Communities In Schools (CIS) in Killeen. When the Principal position for TES was posted, I knew it was exactly where I was meant to be. We had an incredible year last year, and I know each year will just get better and better!
And now you know the rest of the story.......
I live in Troy with my husband, Stanley, and my daughter Madison. We also have three grown children, Jeff, Shelby (husband Joey and daughter Tatum) and Hannah.
Troy Elementary School (TES) is a GREAT place to learn!
T - Together
E - Everyone
S - Succeeds
Thank you for sharing your children with us!