After 27 first days of school as an educator, fall remains the most exciting time of year! I love the smell of the new erasers and the feel of a freshly sharpened wooden pencil, and smelly markers bring back memories galore! Of course, no season beats cool nights and football! Regardless of the time of year, elementary school is the greatest place on earth. I hope you will not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need anything at all. I look forward to working with each of you as we provide an exciting, engaging environment for our learners.
My husband Chris is also an administrator in LISD, where we have been for 24 years. Chris is the principal next door! He just completed his 10th year at Briarhill! We have two daughters, both products of LISD. Molly, 20, is a sophomore at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Riley, 17, is a Senior at Marcus High School. Both girls attended McAuliffe and Briarhill!
With our childhood homes in East Texas, Chris and I came to the "city" for what we anticipated to be about 3 years. We always said we'd head back to East Texas when we were ready to begin a family. We quickly realized that we had found our home in LISD, and LISD is family. We hope you will find the same home that we found!
Our McA home celebrates 2017 as the 30th year that our little school has proudly served the Highland Village community. We will recognize our heritage and celebrate throughout the year with the theme "Launch: We’re Outta This World."
Once again, I look forward to working alongside you. This year is going to be Outta This World!
Always Dreaming Big,
Jennifer Mattingly, Principal