I am the principal here at Curtis. I have worked at Curtis since 1996 when I started substituting. I began teaching 7th grade science in 1997 and loved every minute of it! I taught 7th and/or 8th grade science for 10 years before becoming an assistant principal in 2007. This is my 8th year in the principal's role. I have seen Curtis change in many ways, but one thing has always been the same - our love of kids. I feel like Curtis is a very unique place where our staff works as one unit to meet the needs of our students daily. I feel lucky to be a part of such a great place!
I moved to Allen in the 7th grade and attended Ford Middle School. I graduated from Allen High School in 1992. I then attended Collin County Community College on a music scholarship for 2 years before moving to the University of North Texas in Denton. This is where I earned my bachelor's degree in elementary education specializing in science. I loved music, but loved science more and wanted to spend my career helping students learn to love science and the world around them as much as I do.
After I graduated from the University of North Texas I substituted in Allen for a semester in all grade levels and subjects. I found my niche at Curtis and was lucky enough to be hired as a science teacher in 1997.
In 2003, I went back to school to work on a masters in educational administration. I loved what I was doing, but wanted to create a larger impact on my school. I completed my degree in 2005. In 2007, I was hired as an assistant principal at Curtis. I loved the transition and enjoyed working with students, parents and the community to create a successful learning environment for our students and staff. As the principal at Curtis, my goal is to continue the great work from the leaders that came before me.
As we begin the new school year I hope to continue to help create opportunities for students to excel in all they do. I look forward to an exciting year!