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Principal’s Biographies

 

Mrs. Morrison tell us:

 

I have been in Education for over 10 years and received my Bachelor’s in Education from the University of North Texas in 2007. I received my Master’s degree in Administration from the University of Texas in Arlington in 2017. I taught for 6 years before becoming an administrator. I have also served as a 504 coordinator, the Testing Coordinator, and Assistant Principal.

 

Throughout my career as an educator, I have found that when students are actively engaged and feel safe, then their academic success rises. It is my goal and mission to make sure that students get to experience cooperative learning in a safe environment where they receive high-quality instruction. I want our students to experience success in all areas of life so we celebrate our students' successes including a new Student of the Month program and our positive office referral initiative.

 

On a personal note, I am married to the love of my life, Brad Morrison! I have 3 amazing “bonus” sons Jackson, Noah, and Bradley and a beautiful daughter Brooklyn. I also sing on the worship team at my church and my husband and I lead a small group in our home every week.

 

My vision for our school is:

"That we will be THE model and example for every school around us.That our students will lead others with their actions, attitudes, and words. They will ALL use the language of leadership and embody the 7 habits at school and at home. That our staff will communicate effectively with parents, students and community members in a way that builds relationships and bridges.That I will listen well, respond with wisdom in all situations, keep my emotions in check and use God’s word as my example to live by."

 

Please feel free to EMAIL Mrs. Morrison!

Mrs. Mandi McBain joined our Arlington campus of Texas Leadership Arlington in 2016 after serving at the Texas Leadership of Abilene campus. She has experience in teaching music and leadership; as well as first and second grade. She also served our students as the campus reading interventionist before becoming an Assistant Principal.

 

We asked Mrs. McBain to tell us a little more about herself and she shares:

 

“I grew up in SE Texas and North Carolina. I graduated from Brazosport High School in Freeport, TX and moved to the Metroplex in 2000. I attended TCC, received a BA from UNT in 2006, and my M.Ed. from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2017. My husband Bill and I have 5 children.

 

I believe in creating a safe environment where Leaders feel comfortable and are able to express themselves freely while having access to high quality academic instruction. My goal is that all of the children and families I serve know that they are loved each and every day. 

 

During my free time, I enjoy pedicures, watching classic movies, being outdoors, and spending time with my family and friends.”

 

Please feel free to EMAIL Mrs. McBain

 

Dr. Ron Carroll is a family man, married for over 46 years to Mary (Aaron) Carroll with two daughters and three granddaughters.

 

Dr. Carroll is a retired Air Force Airman with five degrees, two bachelors, two masters, and one doctorate. His educational exposure has been widespread, in forty-one states and twenty-seven foreign countries over nearly a 46-year span. He says the one common denominator he has discovered in education, whether here or abroad is leadership.  Leadership defines the achievement and climate of the educational setting. His innate ability for assembling teams by selecting the right person for the right position is uncanny and has proven successful throughout his career.

 

Dr. Carroll has also had great success in bringing up standardized achievement scores. He has discovered the best way to master state standards is through “deep alignment,” aligning what is taught and how it’s taught to what and how it is being tested. His method of providing focused staff development in disaggregating data, aligning the curriculum, and writing and presenting appropriate lessons in ways that aid in preparing students for state assessments.

 

Dr. Carroll believes his mission as an educational leader is to prepare students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners to help themselves as well as our nation compete in the world market. His concern is not only with their achievement, but also with their development. To compete in the world market, our students need not only understand the cultures within their communities, but also beyond. Educational systems influenced by his leadership foster an environment where students achieve excellence while also receiving varied experiences.

 

Feel free to EMAIL Mr. Carroll!