• Jennifer Mattingly

    Principal: Jennifer Mattingly

    Email: mattinglyj@lisd.net

    (469) 713-5959

    Back to school means Friday Night Football, festivals, the band playing, fresh hair cuts and seeing everyone tan and taller!

    After 28 years, I still 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 best. We had so much fun with out camp theme last year that we wanted to keep parts of it. In typical McAuliffe style though, we wanted it to be bigger and better. So, this year, we are kicking off A Year At The Museum! Some of our greatest learning and fun can be found right in the heart of the museum. My goal is to make this school year the best year ever for our Highlanders! 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 - our home for 25 years! Chris is the principal next door! He just completed his 12th year at Briarhill! We have two daughters, both products of LISD. Molly, 21, is a senior at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Riley, 19, is a sophomore at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. Both girls attended McAuliffe and Briarhill, and it seems like yesterday they were here. (More about us)

    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 2019-20 as the 33th year that our little school has proudly served the Highland Village community. We will recognize our heritage and continue to Celebrate Christa’s Dream throughout the school year.

    Once again, I look forward to working alongside you. This year is going to be incredible!

    Always Dreaming Big,

    Jennifer Mattingly, Principal

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  • Whitney Parlin

    Asst. Principal: Whitney Parlin

    Email: parlinwb@lisd.net

    (469) 713-5959

    Hello! Welcome!

    I am entering my 18th year at McAuliffe and my 19th year in education! McAuliffe is my home away from home, and there is not a place I’d rather be than HERE! I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, and this will be my 7th year in administration.

    My husband, Brad, and I live here in Highland Village with our two kiddos. Dane is excited for 7th grade at Briarhill this year. Paige is at McAuliffe down the hall in fourth grade. We are at the ballfield most weekends watching Dane, traveling, or hanging out with family and friends. Please let me know if you need anything this year. McAuliffe is a special place, and we are here to partner with you in making your years with us the very BEST.