It is with great excitement that I join Hawk Nation. I am Cassandra Dyson, Interim Principal of McAuliffe Middle School. CMMS has a tradition of pride and perseverance that is unmatched. It is my desire to build on the strong foundation that exists and continue to meet the needs of students, families, staff and the community of CMMS.
I am a wife and mother of two children. My husband and I recently celebrated our twenty-eighth wedding anniversary. I am from a lineage of educators. My parents earned degrees in education and became teachers. This influenced me in a very profound way. At a young age, I knew one day I would follow my passion and become a teacher. Upon earning my Early Childhood Education degree from Southern University in Baton, Rouge, LA and my Master’s degree in Education Administration from Texas Southern University, I have been afforded the honor of working with students and other educators for twenty-eight years. I have served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, executive director of schools and leadership coach stateside and internationally. I have had the unique experience of leading schools from elementary to high school for eighteen years. Therefore, I am privileged to have a clear understanding of where students are, where they have been and where they are headed.
I believe positive relationships, open communication, collaboration and dedication are important factors that contribute to an awesome learning experience and these components drive holistic decision making. It is important to me that CMMS is a place where students, teachers and all stakeholders are: INSPIRED to be the best he/she can be, EQUIPPED with a growth mindset and resources needed to thrive, and provided an environment to IMAGINE a future that drives day to day productivity.
I look forward to working with you to continue improving our students’ educational experience. We value your input. Your feedback is critical to the growth of our school and community. Please feel free to contact us with questions, ideas and suggestions. I can be reached at: Cassandra.firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your continued support.
I consider it an honor to lead as the Interim Principal of Christa McAuliffe Middle School. I am thrilled about the future and opportunities to grow together.