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Mrs. Natasha L. Shaw
Greetings Ann Richards STEAM Academy Community,
I am so proud and humbled to serve as your principal this school year! I hail from Inglewood, California, and am a proud alumni of Paul Quinn College in Dallas, TX. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Jason, for 13 years, and we have two beautiful children- Christopher and Camryn. After receiving my Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from Paul Quinn College, I began my teaching career in Dallas ISD at Townview Center and Skyline High School. I also spent some time in Rockwall ISD and most recently Garland ISD before returning home to Dallas ISD. I taught high school English for over 14 years before pursuing my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from UT Arlington and principal certification through the McNeil Educational Leadership Foundation in Dallas, TX.
I am on a mission to develop the academic, social, emotional, and even spiritual growth of today's youth. Growing up in Inglewood, California, I know all too well both the challenges and opportunities within the Black and Latino community and am commited to serving my people. My hope is to continue to touch the lives of youth and educators everywhere, helping them to realize that they are special, purpose-driven, and unlimited in their abilities.
I am excited about joining, leading, and serving the ARSA community!