I am Dr. Karissa R. Samuel and I began my career in education as a business teacher for four years at W.H. Adamson High School in Dallas ISD. During my one-year sabbatical, I served part-time as a Writing Instructional Specialist at Mountain View College supporting students who were in developmental reading and writing before returning full-time to the classroom in Mesquite ISD in 2012. There I taught business, marketing, completed my principal internship and was the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department Chair. In 2017, I accepted a district leadership role as a Marketing Facilitator for CTE, where I have been for the past four years. This year I enter into my 14th year in education.
A native of Alabama, I earned my bachelor's degree from Stillman College, a historically black college (HBCU) in Tuscaloosa, AL in 2003 where I was a dancing Tigerette in the band and pledged the illustrious Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in the Spring of 2002. I continued my education by earning a Masters from the University of Phoenix in 2008 and finally, my proudest academic achievement has been earning my doctorate from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2013 in Educational Leadership - Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction. I love challenges and I love learning!
I live in McKinney with my supportive husband, Reggie and our two kids, Myles and Layla. I am thrilled to join the Princeton ISD family this year as an Assistant Principal at the new Lovelady High School.
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