Message from the Principal

  • Greetings, Timber Creek Family!

    When you ask a Timber Creek staff member what they hold near and dear to their heart about our learning organization, you will most likely hear a reference to our sense of family.  This sentiment is something I treasure most about our campus. We are not just a school; we are family, and we welcome YOU to our “home” at TCE!

    As a recognized Leader in Me school, we focus on providing leadership opportunities and experiences for ALL students.  Our campus leadership motto is Building Leaders Today to Change Tomorrow.  We are passionate about empowering our students to surpass their goals and reach their full potential.  Every learner has a leadership notebook where he/she has identified individual goals and is tracking progress throughout the year.  These notebooks will be shared with parents in the spring as students demonstrate ownership of their learning by facilitating their own parent-teacher conferences.

    When I think about the individuals who have had the most positive influences on my life, they have similar characteristics.  They demonstrated unconditional love, genuinely believed in me, and expected nothing less than my best. I feel these ideals envelop my philosophy as a public educator.  Timber Creek is a place where ALL students learn and grow, academically, socially, and emotionally. We are about supporting the whole child and nurturing a growth mindset.  Perseverance and overcoming obstacles are just as important to human development as those experiences that come easy for us. It is important that we celebrate small successes along the way throughout our students’ educational careers.

    As your campus principal with more than sixteen years of service in LISD, it is my great honor to serve your family at TCE.  Our administrative team maintains an open door policy to make ourselves accessible to all stakeholders and ensure we are available to meet your needs.  Please stop by to say “hello” and feel free to contact us by phone or email at any time. We look forward to partnering with you to support your child’s success!

    In addition to my work life, I value spending quality time with my family and loved ones.  I have the best of both worlds with a freshman at college (Gig ‘Em!) and a freshman in high school.  In addition to being a Proud Principal of TCE, I am a Proud LISD Parent, and I wouldn’t have considered sending my children anywhere else.  If you want the best of the BEST, then you are in the right place: LISD, where EVERY child belongs!  

    Very sincerely,

    Ms. Amy Acosta

    Campus Principal, Timber Creek Elementary

    Twitter: @acostabiar