I am thrilled and honored to serve as the principal of Walnut Springs Elementary School! WSE holds a special place in my heart, and I am dedicated to both the school and the district. Dripping Springs is an amazing community with incredible schools!
I began my career in education working in the Denton Independent School District, in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, serving homebound students in middle and high school. I then moved to the elementary level, first as a reading interventionist, then as a third-grade teacher. My family made the move back to the Austin area in 2006, and I was fortunate to get the opportunity to teach fifth grade at Walnut Springs Elementary School. The following year, Rooster Springs opened and I taught fifth grade for two years there before returning to Walnut Springs as the gifted and talented specialist. I spent the next five years at Walnut, teaching GT, fourth grade, and fifth grade before making the jump to middle school. I taught sixth-grade World Cultures at DSMS for two years. For the last six years, I have been an assistant principal at Walnut Springs Elementary School and Dripping Springs High School.
I have truly enjoyed every minute of my years in education, mostly because it is such a humbling experience to be a part of the growth and learning that happens in our wonderful schools each day. I believe that every child has his or her own special qualities and gifts, and can excel each and every day. It is my job as an educator to maximize student potential and facilitate that learning while building children up. I take the privilege and responsibility very seriously and to heart. Being a relational, servant leader for all those around me is the most rewarding part of my job, and I love seeing others grow and thrive in their personal greatness!
This will be my 18th year in Dripping Springs ISD and 20th year in education. I love it when my students, past or present, see me out and about and say hello, so don't be shy!
I am privileged and overjoyed to serve as the assistant principal of Walnut Springs Elementary School! I grew up in Vermont and spent ten years in California before coming to Texas and most importantly, Walnut Springs in 2010. Over the last 12 years at Walnut Springs, I have had the opportunity to teach first and third-grade, reading intervention, as well as serve in the role of Instructional Coach.
As an educator and a campus leader, my ultimate goal is for students to grow to their fullest potential academically, socially, and emotionally in an atmosphere that is engaging and adaptive to their diverse needs. I have an uncompromising view that all students can learn and grow at high levels if given a positive learning atmosphere that welcomes exploration and enhances student confidence. It is an amazing experience to be able to work with students every day and watch them achieve their goals!
Outside of school, I love spending time with my husband, Chris, and our two children, Emma and Camden. Emma is currently attending Texas State University and following in her father’s footsteps, studying Bio-Chemistry. Camden attends Dripping Springs High School and enjoys time with his friends and running track. I have had the joy and opportunity to see my children at every level of education here in Dripping Springs ISD, including as students at Walnut Springs.
Walnut Springs is truly my home and my family. I am grateful for the opportunity each year to positively support and change lives. I am looking forward to a great year with all of the Walnut Springs Life Changers and our students!