I am honored to be named the new superintendent of Laneville ISD beginning June 1, 2016. This past 2015-2016 school year, I served as principal for Laneville, and I have enjoyed getting to know all of the staff, community, parents, and especially the students. I plan on continuing to help guide Laneville ISD in making sure all students receive a high level of education in a safe, nurturing learning environment with highly qualified teachers that use diverse instructional strategies. I have been in education now for 25 years. I graduated high school in 1987 from my hometown of Gonzales, Texas and earned my Interdisciplinary Studies degree with a specialization in reading from Texas State University in San Marcos in 1991. I then earned my Masters of Education with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in 2006 from Walden University. I have primarily taught ELA at the elementary and middle schools for 16 years in Gonzales, Texas. I then served as assistant principal for 1 year at Gonzales Junior High School and was then promoted to principal at Gonzales Junior High School which served 400 students grades 7th-8th. My family relocated to East Texas, and we now have a permanent home in Henderson, Texas. My husband, Cody, works as a supervisor for James Construction Company, and I have one daughter, Katie, who is attending college at UT of Tyler pursing a nursing degree. I was drawn to Laneville ISD because I enjoy the family atmosphere where you are truly able to get to know everyone on an individual basis. I grew up in the 4-H world as my dad was the county extension agent, so being able to help students with projects for stock show is something I still enjoy doing in my spare time, along with fishing in the surrounding lakes. I look forward to the future of Laneville ISD.