The 2009 – 2010 school year marks the start of my eighth year in education. I am very proud to have spent my entire education career in Frisco ISD. In fact, I have not only spent my entire education career here in Frisco ISD, I was also a student teacher at Borchardt Elementary during its inaugural year. I am very proud to have student taught for Mrs. Karen Tenzer in the 5th grade: I always think of how fortunate I was to have landed at the best elementary school and under such a caring mentor. Borchardt is where I began my career, and I place great value in this history.
I am very proud to be the first, and only, true Texan in my family as my parents and brother were all born in New Orleans, Louisiana. However, my father was transferred, and I was fortunate enough to be born in Plano, Texas. My family moved to Tampa, Florida for a few years, but Texas was in our hearts and we returned to the Dallas area as soon as possible. I attended Plano schools from the 1st grade through high school so most of my life has been spent in North Texas area.
In college, to help pay for the many expenses, I took a part-time job as a nanny in West Plano. I found such joy in working with children and making a difference in their lives, I knew that I had discovered the direction for my career. So, I changed my major, and in May 2002, I received my Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of North Texas.
While finishing my student teaching, I was fortunate enough to interview with Mrs. Betty King and be hired to teach 5th grade. I taught 5th Grade Math and Science at Borchardt for 4 years. While teaching at Borchardt, I received my Principal’s Certification from Texas A&M-Commerce in May 2006. During this time, I also completed my ESL Certification and Frisco ISD’s Growing Organizational and Administrative Leaders (GOAL) program. I am an active member of the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association.
In 2006, I was hired to serve at Bert & Eloise Isbell Elementary as Assistant Principal. It was very hard to leave Borchardt, but I was very excited to take on my new role as Assistant Principal. I learned a great deal as Assistant Principal at Isbell, and I will always cherish my time there.
I am so excited to be serving as Ruth Borchardt Elementary’s Assistant Principal! I know the 2009-2010 school year will be the best yet and I look forward to contributing to this goal! As assistant principal, my responsibilities include school safety, curriculum development, student attendance, student discipline, and supervision.
My husband, Neil, and I have been married for 6 years. Our little girl, Olivia, is the center of our universe. She is her father’s mirror image and she’s kept us both very busy this summer. When I’m not at Borchardt, I enjoy watching and playing sports, listening to music, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. I am so proud to once again be part of the Borchardt family!