Principal: Jennifer Mattingly
After 28 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 best. This year, we’ll be keeping the best of summer time year round with one of my very most favorite times - CAMP! We’re bringing all of our favorite things about camp, from theme nights to camp songs, from games to camp fires. 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, where we have been for now 25 years! Chris is the principal next door! He just completed his 11th year at Briarhill! We have two daughters, both products of LISD. Molly, 21, is a junior at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Riley, 18, is a Freshman 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 2018-19 as the 32th 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 amazing! Adventures await!
Always Dreaming Big,
Jennifer Mattingly, Principal
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