I am elated to serve as the first principal for Cypress Springs Elementary for the 2022-23 school year! I also had the opportunity to serve for six years as the principal for Dripping Springs Elementary and six years as the assistant principal at Walnut Springs. We have a fantastic community, and I am excited about year 2 at CSES!
I began my teaching career at Austin ISD at Cunningham Elementary in 2003, teaching first grade. I continued my education journey in 2006, teaching third grade at Dripping Springs Elementary and Rooster Springs Elementary.
I believe in transformational leadership and in goal-setting to accomplish great things! All teachers and students can achieve greatness, and it is my role to enable greatness in people everywhere! The children are the purpose of my career as an administrator. Education is one of the most rewarding careers because we witness student and staff achievement and growth every day.
I am a proud wife and mother to three children. Kasey is a Speech Language Pathologist in Oklahoma City. Curt is an economics graduate from Cornell University, where he played football for the Big Red, and he is now studying and playing football for Texas Christian University (TCU). Go Frogs! Our youngest, Kylar, is a junior at Texas State University in college studying marketing. My husband and I love watching our children participate and compete in sports, and we love running and staying fit to "sharpen my saw", and I am an 11-year cancer survivor. Most importantly, I AM A LIFE CHANGER and A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTOR.
“Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is looking.” - C.S. Lewis
I am honored to serve as assistant principal at Cypress Springs Elementary for the 2022-2023 school year! This is my third year in DSISD and my sixth year as an assistant principal. I am honored to be a part of this wonderful school community. It is going to be an incredible year!
I graduated from The University of Texas in 2012 with a BS in Education. I received both my Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. I have experience teaching at the elementary and middle school levels in Austin ISD, as well as experience as dance director, athletic coordinator, and cheer sponsor at the middle school level. I began my career as an assistant principal in 2017 and have loved every minute of it!
Being able to work with students every day is an unbelievable opportunity. It is amazing to watch students learn, grow, create, dream, and accomplish their goals. I believe in teamwork and collaboration and am looking forward to continuing to work with the incredible team of staff, parents, students, and community members at CSE.
My husband, Jake, grew up in Dripping Springs, and we are thrilled we have been able to return to this amazing community. We welcomed our sweet daughter, Emmylou, in April 2022 and have two fur babies, Jax and Gage. In our free time, we enjoy traveling, staying active, spending time with friends and family, and attending college football games. It is a pleasure to serve the CSE learning community. I will do everything I can to contribute to an outstanding school year! Go Tigers!