Business: Wylie ISD, Wylie High School
Job title: Principal - Wylie High School
Why are you working in this industry? Public education is our “family business." I’m a 3rd generation teacher and now an administrator. After getting a degree in finance and real estate I quickly realized I wanted to find a career that brought me joy each day, was never dull, and felt as if my gifts and talents were being utilized in a fruitful way.
What are three daily habits that have helped you to become successful?
I start each morning with a devotional, prayer time with God, and a cup of coffee with whip cream on top.
I pick my battles and choose not to sweat the small stuff.
Approach each situation asking myself what is my role in improving the situation or how to bring a word of encouragement.
Who is the person who most influenced you in business? My grandfather who once bragged on me as a 7th grader for making 6 out of 6 free throws to his coffee group which made me realize doing the little things and grabbing the low hanging fruit matters. My dad who taught me to pick up the pieces when something falls apart, move on, and don’t dwell. My mom who gave me grit along with a mindset of taking care of my business so that nobody else has to.
What is the best advice you have ever received? My grandmother once told my dad, which he passed to me, “You just do the next right thing.” This has served me well in my personal and professional life to not become overwhelmed but just take the next right step.
Where will we find you enjoying your hard-earned time off? You’ll find me at home. I love “home”. When the weather is 75 degrees or higher, you will most likely find me on the back porch watching my kids play, maybe reading a book, and hoping for a steak to be on the grill.
What do you want to be doing in 10 years? My career goals have always been to find joy in what I do, to feel like I make an impact, and to feel confident I’m using my gifts to honor God. I plan to continue to do those things in whatever capacity of my career I am in.
If you were to give one piece of advice to someone starting out in your field what would it be? Figure out a way to find joy in your day to day. Stress should never outweigh joy in a career.
Beltway Park Baptist Church
Wylie Bulldog Little Dribblers - Board Member
Community Foundation - Education CAWG
Husband- Kyle, 12 years
Children - Wylie 9 y/o, Taytum 8 y/o, Sadie 5 y/o