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. Krista Tipton is an assistant principal at Midlothian High School.
Q: Why did you become an educator?
There were many coaches and teachers who were positive influences on my life, and I wanted to have that type of effect on others. I was a “military brat’ growing up. I went to ten different schools growing up and many teachers built strong relationships with me, even for short times.
Q: What’s the best thing about being [an assistant] principal?
Every day is different as an administrator … it’s never dull. I love the servant leadership that comes along with being a principal. I enjoy solving problems and making things easier for teachers and better for students.
Q: What’s really special about your school?
We have an awesome student body and loving, dedicated teachers and staff. Students and staff have embraced the “Go 2” motto at MHS and consistently go above and beyond that which is expected.