Thank you for visiting the Abercrombie Academy website and taking the time to learn more about our school.
Abercrombie Academy has a very special place in my heart for various reasons and it has been a wonderful journey for me to become its principal.
I will never forget my first visit to Abercrombie and strolling my youngest child into Mrs. Marsalis’ office for a tour of the Kindergarten. Our oldest child was about to enter Kindergarten and we were concerned because she was very shy and quiet. I was worried she would get lost in a large school with large classes. I didn’t think the open-class concept at our local exemplary-rated public school would be a good fit for my daughter. I loved the warmth of the knowledgeable staff and the personal attention we received while at Abercrombie. I knew Abercrombie was the right school for my daughter and subsequently our two sons. Thanks to the highly qualified and nurturing teachers, my children excelled in their studies while at Abercrombie which set the foundation for them to continue to do well in middle and high school,.
Abercrombie was truly an amazing preschool and elementary for my three children.
As a parent, I became involved in various volunteer capacities before becoming the Librarian. I then taught in the Preschool and Elementary for four years. In 2014, when the Abercrombie family regained full ownership of the school, I was honored to be hired as the Elementary Principal.
I have always been interested in child development. I received a B.A. in Psychology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. I particularly loved my child psychology, memory and cognition classes so I went on to receive a Master of Liberal Studies degree from the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development at SMU. As principal, I know my job is to help provide a safe and challenging learning environment for our students. I appreciate and understand first hand parents’ expectations of Abercrombie and seek to inspire our team to exceed these expectations every day. My role is also to recruit and retain highly qualified staff, and maintain an open-door policy and line of communication with our parents.
I welcome you to visit our wonderful elementary school and join our Abercrombie family community.