djonesweb I am extremely blessed to be returning in my second year as Principal of Vine Middle Magnet School. Having graduated from Austin-East High School in 1990, I know and love this community with all of my heart, and my story is that it was educators in our schools who saved my life by recognizing my potential.  I am here to pay that service forward to the bright and beautiful Golden Bears at Vine Middle Magnet School.

    2018-2019 will mark my 23rd year as an educator.  I was a high school English/Language Arts teacher for 16 years and this is my 7th year in Administration.  I can't think of any higher honor of serving our students and helping to empower them to be the best versions of themselves through undertaking challenging coursework, understanding the connection to that coursework to thier lives and their future, and realizing the impact of a strong community. 

    Middle school is an important time of growth and change in our students' lives. I will strive to be the leader who helps all stakeholders: students, teachers, parents, families and community members, to pour into this community's future leaders.

    My personal mission is that #OurStory at Vine will be one of Challenge, Connections, and Community.