What’s the biggest difference between high school and middle school from what you’ve seen?“For me it feels like the pace is a lot faster. I'm learning something new everyday.”
Is the pay different?“Yes. It all based on the years of experience and education.”
What made you want to become a chief?“I’d been at cherokee for 9 years and loved it. After I’d gotten my doctorate I started to think about it a little more. I thought about it for two weeks and I’m happy it worked out and glad that I am here.”
Do you have a favorite thing about Kickapoo?“The traditions Kickapoo has with sports, academics, and extracurricular activities.”
Do you feel as connected with the student body since Kickapoo has more students than Cherokee?"Yes and no, that has been the easiest part of the transition."
Do you have any different tasks?“The biggest difference is credits and looking at students being on track to graduate. We want to see every student graduate.”
Where did you begin your career in education?“Tampa Florida, I taught there for five years. Assistant principal for 2 years, then 9 years as the principal at Cherokee.”
When did you decide to move into admin? Why?“My first year of teaching in Florida I was encouraged to look into it and get leadership experience.”