Hello, Harrison High!
I am excited to officially join the Hoya family on June 1, 2015. I grew up in West Cobb and attended Due West Elementary, Pine Mountain Middle, and North Cobb High School where my Hoya connections began. In fact, an early experience I had with Harrison is that I was present at the first ever pep rally with my husband in 1991 to present the newly formed staff and student body their initial mascot: an English bulldog raised by my family! I am honored to carry on the legacy of excellence as your next principal and will always remember that Harrison built a tradition from the ground up when the school was founded in 1991 around "Helping Our Youth Achieve Success." The Harrison school community has thrived because of its dedicated students, talented faculty, supportive stakeholders, and strong extra-curricular programs. As principal, I can assure you that I will continue to foster these traditions as we celebrate all of these successes for our 25th anniversary for the upcoming school year.
I am entering my twenty-fifth year in the Cobb County School District and began my teaching career at Lassiter High in 1992 as a Language Arts teacher and later taught at Kennesaw Mountain High School. I have also served the Cobb County School District working as an Area Lead Teacher at Barber Middle School and supporting other K-12 teachers in the West/North Cobb area schools. I later returned to Lassiter in 2008 as an Assistant Principal. I have a B.S. in English Education from the University of Georgia, a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership with Technology Concentration from Kennesaw State University, and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University. I have been married for twenty-four years and have two sons, 19 and 15.
I am excited for another great year at Hoya Nation and have many goals for the upcoming school year, but I would like to hear yours as well! I am looking forward to talking with students, staff, parents, and community members in the coming days. I am especially looking forward to partnering with our staff and community members to strengthen college and career readiness skills so our Hoyas are highly competitive at the state and national levels for college admissions. I am also eager to team with our Harrison family to advance ALL areas at Harrison (academics, athletics, and fine arts) for the upcoming year.