Degrees and Certifications:
I was honored to be named principal at Lake Air Montessori Magnet School in the Spring of 2014. I am now beginning my 5th year at LAMM. With a strong leadership team and staff on campus, it is my goal to help lead LAMM to new heights, enabling it to continue to be a place laying the foundations of grace, courtesy, culture, and respect for the environment for each of our students.
Following the Montessori curriculum and philosophy is our focus, and by teaching to the child, we not only allow every student to experience success, but to also rise above all expectations. Below is a short bio about my professional and personal experience.
I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a Minor in Sport Management from Texas A&M University in 2000. I received my Master's Degree in Education Administration from the University of Phoenix-San Antonio in 2012. I also have an Administrator Montessori Credintial from Houston Montessori Center. In addition to my Principal's Certification, I hold several teaching certifications that include Special Education, Secondary English, Generalist EC-12, and Physical Education (all levels).
I have been in education going on 19 years. The first six years were spent coaching and teaching in Mexia ISD. From 2006 to present, I have served as a teacher, coach, Instructional Specialist, an Assistant Principal at University High School, and now current principal at LAMM. During my time in WISD, I have taught English and Special Education while coaching at Tennyson Middle School and Waco High. I then moved into an Instructional Specialist position at Lake Air Intermediate School. From August of 2011-May 2014, I served as an Assistant Principal over Special Education/504, and was the campus testing coordinator at University High School under Principal Dr. Bill Shepard.
I have two children; a son, Brendan, 19, and a daughter, Haleigh, 17. Brendan is a graduate of University High School/GWAMA, and is continuing his education at TSTC in their welding program. My daughter Haleigh is a senior this year, and plans to enroll at Missouri State University next Fall, majoring in forensic science. We enjoy time on the lake during the summer months, and attending Aggie football games in the Fall.
If I have not had the pleasure of meeting you yet, please feel free to give me a call or come by. You each play a vital role in your child’s learning and in the success of our Montessori campus. If your child is not a current student at LAMM, but you are interested in allowing us to serve you and your student, please call and schedule an appointment and campus tour. We would be glad to have you. I look forward to working with you and your child in the future!
Stephanie Tankersley, M. Ed.