12th Grade (Class of 2021) Assistant Principal
This is my 5th year at Seagoville High School and 17th year overall with the district. Prior to being an assistant principal, I was an 8th grade reading teacher at Gaston Middle School.
I graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with a BA in Literary Studies. I later completed my Masters in Educational Leadership at the Lamar University.
Prior to teaching I was in the United States Marine Corps where I served for a year overseas in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Currently I am serving in the Texas Army National Guard working towards becoming an officer.
I wear many hats and can be found all over the campus throughout the day. However, the one thing that still gets me over-the-top excited is when I see our students for the first time each day as I welcome them into school. I believe that you must get to know the students as people so that they realize that you’re invested in them. And students, knowing that someone cares about them, will try harder to live up to their own capabilities.
One of the ways I foster deeper relationships with students is by listening. I don’t think teens are used to somebody listening to them fully but it’s something that they want. And I find something positive to say about them when they are doing not-so-positive things, so they can think about if the way they are acting is who they really are. Students are still developing people and, as an educator, I take pride in helping them become the best version of themselves.
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