It is an honor and privilege to serve as the principal for Arlington ISD’s Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center. I am a product of Career and Technical Education. It was the experiences and opportunities I had in my CTE courses and student leadership organizations that provided the foundation for my future and successes.
As the principal of the Career Center, I am dedicated to creating a school-wide culture where students identify, select, and pursue career pathways and develop necessary skills that lead to post-secondary career and/or college readiness and opportunities. Myself along with faculty and staff are committed to cultivating the potential in our students by integrating rigorous classroom instruction with relevant, work-based experiences that inspire, guide, and empower them for post-secondary college and careers. The Career and Technical Center will develop relationships with business, industry, and community leaders who will provide guidance and support to maintain rigorous coursework that is meaningful and responds to the needs of our community.
Our Career and Technical Center will bridge the academic, employability, and technical skills that prepare our students for leadership roles in the working world. By combining careful planning with “real-world” experiences students will be prepared to take the next step in life after graduating from Arlington ISD. Our students will excel!
I received my Bachelor and Master degree from Tarleton State University in Agricultural Education. Prior to serving as principal for the Career and Technical Center, I served as a CTE classroom teacher for 11 years, an assistant principal for three years, and a CTE specialist and coordinator for six years. All but one of these years has been with Arlington ISD. My interests away from school include spending time with my family, boating on Lake Whitney, and gardening.