Professional Learning Philosophy

I advocate for student and staff agency, believe in teaching the whole child, invest in developing compassionate classrooms, lead dynamic professional development, focus on making connections that count, and am curious about what's next in education and life.

"Either we spend the time filling children’s cups with love, or we spend the time dealing with

behaviors caused from unmet needs. Either way we spend the time.”

- Pam Lee

My Credentials:


  • Level 1 and 2 Coaching

  • Critical Friends Coaching

  • AVID leadership training

  • Crucial Conversations certification

  • Deloitte Courageous Principals training

  • Solutions Tree RtI and PLC trainings

  • Solution Tree PLC at Work PEP

  • Schletchy Center Engaging the Net Generation

Leadership Qualities


Input (curious) Pioneer Campaigner

Achiever Driver Intuitive



  • COPE Award (TWU)

  • LEF Grant Winner (LISD)

  • Co-presenting Crucial Conversations at Baylor WITA conference

  • 2-Year Innovative Teacher grant through UNT Tyler

  • Teacher of the Year finalist - 2004 and 2017 (LISD)

  • Co-presenting at TASSP about parent engagement

  • Co-presenting Growth Mindset to Marcus Parents through PEP


  • Curriculum Writer

  • Instructional Coach

  • Professional Development

  • Team Leader

  • Systems Thinker

Administrative Duties

Professional Learning:

Special Programs:

Survey for Sped

Other Operational Duties:

Discipline and Safety:


  • Back to School Fair (lead organizer for Volunteers and general procedures)

  • District Task Force for planning 20-21 school year

  • Spearheaded full revision of Campus Improvement Plan in Spring 2018

  • Coordinate books and busses

  • Coordinate volunteers and community outreach through Voly

  • Lead and participate in committees like BLT, attendance, and more

  • Participate in parent evenings like Coffee Talks and Pizza with Parents

  • Developed communication with digital sources such as a family newsletter, orientation newsletter, and pictorial announcements on TVs throughout school

District Admin Website


Illustrator and Designer

As a published children's book illustrator, I utilize my creative side with proficient use of Adobe Photoshop and other digital art skills, including photography and editing movies, in a variety of programs and applications. This allows me to communicate with purpose and beauty.

As Einstein says,

the greatest scientists

are artists as well.


  • Utilize Adobe Photoshop and other digital art skills, including photography and editing movies in a variety of programs and applications

  • Utilize skills in website building and blogging

  • Communicate digitally with purpose and beauty, creating buy-in and stakeholder appreciation

  • Organize budgets, long-term planning, improve systems operations and project implementation

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