Principal's Message
Gig 'em

Monday, September 11, 2017


Dear Parents and Guardians,

It has been a fabulous start to the 2017-2018 school year! I look forward to serving as your campus principal for the 4th year. Our theme for this school year is, “Celebrate Your Uniqueness”. Our focus is again on serving our school and community and being unique.

We have seen tremendous growth in enrollment this school year with over 720 students enrolled! We also received STAAR results that have us not only meeting all four indexes, but exceeding in some as well! This is why we continue to follow the Montessori curriculum and philosophy. It is evident through our results that by teaching to the child, we allow every student to experience success and also rise above all expectations. This could not be done without you!

Below is a short bio pertaining to my educational and professional experience:

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a Minor in Sport Management from Texas A&M University in 2000. I received my Master's Degree in Education Administration from the University of Phoenix-San Antonio in 2012. I most recently received my Montessori Administrator Credential from Houston Montessori Center, Houston, Texas, in the summer of 2015. In addition to my Principal's Certification, I hold several teaching certifications that include Special Education, Secondary English, Generalist EC-12, and Physical Education (all levels).

I have been serving in education going on 18 years. My first six years were spent coaching and teaching in Mexia ISD. From 2006 to present, I have served as a teacher, coach, Instructional Specialist, Assistant Principal at University High School, and currently as Principal at LAMM. During my time in WISD, I have taught English and Special Education while coaching at Tennyson and Waco High. I moved into an Instructional Specialist position at Lake Air Intermediate School before being promoted to Assistant Principal over Special Education/504 and testing coordinator at University High School under Principal Dr. Bill Shepard. I am currently in my 4th year serving as principal of LAMM.

Sincerely,
Stephanie Tankersley, M. Ed.