I joined the DSMS staff as principal in July of 2022. I am a graduate of The University of Texas and Concordia University and have served in public education for 26 years. I taught high school science for 11 years, served as an assistant principal for 4 years, and have served in the role of principal for the past 11 years. My husband and I moved to Dripping Springs 20 years ago and raised our two amazing sons who are now in college. I am proud to serve the DSISD community.AMBER MCKINLEY
Assistant Principal (6th-8th Grades A-K)
This is my sixth year as an Assistant Principal at DSMS and my eighteenth year in public education. My husband and I have two children: Merritt, 11 yrs. and Dakota, 12 yrs. Both children keep us very busy, but we love every minute of it. Because of the experience I want for my own children, I strive to ensure that the students of DSMS enjoy learning, feel supported, and are excited about coming to school every day.
Assistant Principal (6th-8th Grades L-Z)
I am currently in my fifth year as an Assistant Principal at DSMS and in my 15th year in public education. My wife, Katie, of 19 years, works at Dripping Springs High School. I have 3 awesome children; Trent, a 9th grader at DSHS, Lawson, a 4th grader at WSES, and Whitley, a Pre-Ker at WSES. I grew up in Dripping Springs, class of 2000, and feel very blessed to be able to come back as an administrator and be part of a wonderful school community. We love Dripping Springs and are excited about this school year!