• Jennifer Mattingly

    Jennifer Mattingly


    Phone: (469) 713-5959


  • Kaydon Kirby

    Kaydon Kirby

    Assistant Principal

    Phone: (469) 713-5959


  • 2024

    Principal: Jennifer Mattingly

    Email: mattinglyj@lisd.net

    (469) 713-5959

    Welcome to our #NationalParkTour Year!

    “Are we there yet?” I wish I could say it’s my kids who ask this when we’re on a trip, but if I’m being completely honest, it’s ME!

    “Are we there yet?” is the perfect theme for our National Park Tour Year! We will be setting personal academic, behavior, social goals then using data to determine ARE WE THERE YET! Our vision is to foster each student’s unique talents and capabilities to support and prepare them to confidently flourish in their futures.

    If you are new to McAuliffe, WELCOME! I hope you have found your forever home. We look forward to getting to know you and helping you find your niche within the McAuliffe Family. If you have not completed your background check in Voly, please do that here

    If you have been here, but you haven’t quite found the perfect place for you, reach out to me! There are so many special niches that are available. I truly want you to find something that you connect with that will make you feel like a special part of the McAuliffe Magic.

    To my old-timers, thank you. Thank you for welcoming our new families and making them feel special. Thank you for encouraging them to find a place. Thank you for being a backbone in this community. You are so loved and appreciated. 

    This summer, we hired 3 new employees, all McAuliffe moms and community members. They are incredible. When I reference McAuliffe Magic, I really mean it! This is an incredible place. Ask around; many of our parents actually went to school at McAuliffe and have returned to raise their children as Highlanders. That’s magical. Last summer, we hired 2 first year teachers who were former Highlanders – both ended the year as District First Year Teacher of the Year Finalists! That’s magic! Highland Village is an incredible, magical place, and we are thankful you have chosen to be a part of McAuliffe Elementary. 

    This village has certainly been special to my family over the years. Big things have happened in our family here. Molly, Marcus HS Class of 2016, is working for a non-profit leading mission trips around the world. She spent time in Cuba and Bolivia this summer! Her love for people and their hearts continues to be nurtured by this wonderful community. It seems like yesterday she was at McAuliffe in her big bows and knee socks. Our younger daughter, Riley, Marcus HS Class of 2018, got married in January 2022. She and John have spent time all over while she follows her dream of playing professional soccer. She is currently playing for the Tampa Bay Sun FC. Riley’s days are best remembered at recess on the soccer field! I am proud that she continues to do something she found a love for as an elementary student. I am immensely proud that both of my girls have found a passion and followed it. That is what I hope for every McAuliffe Highlander. 

    After 29 years in education, my husband, Chris, retired from Briarhill in 2020, two days before the world shut down for the pandemic. Now, Chris is working part-time and enjoying traveling - along with his many hobbies: fishing, hunting, golfing, collecting cast iron, and taking care of our small herd of cows. I also keep him busy around big events here at McA! 

    Starting year 34 still brings the same excitement that years 2, 10 and 26 brought. I am absolutely blessed that I get to come to McAuliffe every day. As long as I find the same joy, I plan on sticking around! I love this community, and I am always looking for opportunities to grow personally so I can better serve it. My door is always open, and I am easily accessible through email and social media. If you need me, have a suggestion, or just want to chat, reach out! This job is special because of the relationships. YOU are one of those people! My email is mattinglyj@lisd.net

    I am super excited to invite you on our adventure together. 


    Jennifer Mattingly, Principal

    #McAAreWeThereYet      #McARoad Trip    #NationalParkTour

    My family... Riley at Tigres and the draft.. Molly in Bolivia... University of Alabama Class of 2021, 2022, 2023... Ouachita Baptist University Class of 2020... My Family when the girls were at McAuliffe... My Family Now!

    Younger Daughter Riley  2023 NWSL Draft  Molly in Bolivia  University of Alabama Class of 2021. Ouachita Baptist University Class of 2020   My family then...  My Family Now!



    Assistant Principal: Alex Kixmiller

    Email: kixmillera@lisd.net

    (469) 713-5959

    Hi everyone!