Midlothian ISD’s assistant principals participate in an Assistant Principal Academy. In the 2010-11 school year, there is one Academy session for the first semester and two sessions in the spring semester. One of the tasks in the first meeting was to answer three questions: (1) Why did you become an educator?, (2) What’s the best thing about being [an assistant] principal?, and (3) What’s really special about your school? Each Assistant Principal will be featured in a separate blog with the answers to the questions.
Mrs. Cari Nix is the assistant principal at Longbranch Elementary School.
Q: Why did you become an educator?
From the time I was in kindergarten, I loved school and said I would be a teacher some day. Making a difference in the lives of children is very important to do me. Education is one way to be able to do that. I’ll never forget those “aha!” moments in the classroom, the moments I have been able to touch a life in some way.
Q: What’s the best thing about being [an assistant] principal?
I love my job! Every day has a new lesson to be learned or a challenge to overcome. It’s exciting to see what teachers and students are doing each day in all grade levels. I love the relationships.
Q: What’s really special about your school?
Longbranch is special because we’re a family. We have awesome teachers and support staff. Our families are active in our school and support what we do every day. Our kids are great! Learning is fun at Longbranch.