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Give A Warm Mustang Welcome to our New Principal

Welcome Principal Criner


SalPrincipal utations! I am so excited to be named the next principal of McShan Elementary!

I received my undergraduate degree from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, my Masters at Amberton University in Garland, my teacher certification at Paul Quinn College and my Principal certification at University of Texas in Arlington.

My career in education began at Northside Elementary in DeSoto ISD, where I taught 3rd grade for six years before coming home to Dallas ISD. As a product of Dallas ISD, not only was I a student, but I also served as an Assistant Principal at S. C. Foster Elementary for six years. Following my time at Foster Elementary, I became the principal at L. L. Hotchkiss in 2009 until 2018. Due to the reconfiguration of the ACE program, I was afforded the opportunity to apply for the position of McShan Principal.

I come from a long line of proud Dallas ISD products. I graduated from South Oak Cliff High School, my daughter graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and my mother is a retired Dallas ISD teacher. As you can see, Dallas ISD is where my heart is.

I believe that every child should receive a quality education by any means necessary. In order for us all to be successful, we must operate in a collaborative school environment involving our stakeholders while establishing partnerships with parents and community partners.

During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

I look forward to meeting the McShan learning community and all its stakeholders and begin building strong relationships that will truly be positive, nurturing and collaborative in nature.