I am excited to be back with many former students as the principal at Life Middle School Waxahachie. This is my 10th year with Life School and 8th year as an administrator with the district. I am looking forward to seeing students and staff at athletic and fine arts events throughout the school year, as I will certainly be there cheering on our students! As we all know, these teenage years can be full of challenges so we are being very intentional with teaching students how to improve their self image, build relationships, resist peer pressure, and achieve their goals. As mentioned in the orientation packet, we will be working through the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey during enhancement. I encourage you to purchase this book and/or the workbook as a way to be aligned and reinforce these skills at home. Finally, in an effort to promote unity among our students, as well as, our staff, the motto for this year is: We are ONE! As mustangs, we Own It, Never Quit, and Encourage One Another! You'll see this throughout the building and on the back of our staff shirts.