Christy Croll

About Me



As an administrator, I integrate a myriad of daily decisions with complex personal relationships and changing data to create a cohesive learning environment (for a Title 1 school of 85 staff and 800+ students, speaking 19 languages with a 20% mobility rate) and guide cultural and structural change, leading to improved morale and student outcomes, while building community connections and focusing on resource stewardship.

Christy Croll Introduction

My core duties as an assistant principal include:

Special Programs:

Professional Learning and Student Learning:

Discipline and Safety:

Other Operational Duties:

  • 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
  • Spearheaded full revision of Campus Improvement Plan in Spring 2018
  • Perform lunch and extra-curricular duties as assigned

District Level Commitments:

  • Restorative Practice Committee (built website for all district admin)
  • Back to School Fair (lead organizer for Volunteers and general procedures)
  • District Task Force for planning 20-21 school year

My core educational values align with LISD's cornerstones:

Student Learning

  • Impact collective teacher efficacy and improve student learning using data-based practices, with staff and student reflection tools
  • Developed Staff Learning Website for Durham Staff
  • Redesigned district-wide curriculum to be utilized by all 7th graders at LLELA www.tinyurl.com/G7FE18
  • Helped students develop academic and emotional intelligence through interdisciplinary curriculum at multiple campuses and integrating SEL
  • Build relationships with students (and staff), leading to better learning outcomes
  • Developed curriculum for multiple subjects and grades at the high school and middle school level, including environmental and aquatic sciences
  • Voted Teacher of the Month and nominated twice as Teacher of the Year in 2003 and 2017 (McKamy and Marcus)


Student Experience

  • Developed 2 different middle school discipline guides that were implemented campus-wide (McKamy and Durham)
  • Led teacher committee to develop SEL program for 2017-18 Marauder Time with a focus on connecting students and teachers through hands-on activities
  • Build collaborative culture with staff using data-focused protocols and evaluations to build consensus and change practices
  • Facilitated and attended many professional learning sessions with staff to improve collective teacher efficacy
    • Level 1 and 2 Coaching and Critical Friends workshops
    • AVID leadership training
    • Solution Tree PLC 4-day conference Summer 2019
    • Solution Tree RtI at Work 3 day conference Fall 2019


Community Involvement

  • Coordinated 300+ volunteers for LISD Back to School Fair for 3 years, serving over 4,000 underprivileged students in a 1-day event
  • Co-presented at TASSP principals conference and a women’s conference at Baylor University
  • Spearheaded rewrite of the DMS Campus Improvement Plan in 2019
  • Worked with multiple committees over many years to offer meaningful ways of engaging parents and other stakeholders and enhancing student experience:


Resource Stewardship

  • Attended AVID leadership training and school-culture driven No Excuses trainings
  • Completed Critical Friends (coaching) and Level 1 and 2 Coaching
  • Mentored a student teacher and first year teachers
  • Continue my own development through trainings dedicated to improving my skills:
    • a 3-day Schlechty Center workshop on Engaging the “Net” Generation, and
    • a UNT Tyler Teacher Quality Grant (2012-2014) with 200+ hours of training in project-based learning.
    • Deloitte Courageous Principals Conference 2019
    • Crucial Conversations
    • LISD Leadership Cohort 1 and 2

Other Strengths

Published children's book illustrator

- Utilize Adobe Photoshop and other digital art skills, including photography and editing movies

Illustrated for online stamp crafting business

- 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