Check out the profile about Marcus High School 9th Grade Campus Principal Chantell Upshaw, who discusses her favorite thing about her job; what she enjoys doing in her spare time; and gives some advice to someone who is interested in becoming a principal.
Lewisville ISD (LISD): What has been the most valuable lesson you have learned as a principal?
Chantell Upshaw (CU): The role of the principal is ever changing and each year brings new challenges. Principals have to be open to learning new skills and gaining new aptitudes. The principal is the lead teacher and must model life-long learning for the entire learning community.
LISD: What is your favorite thing about your job as an educator in LISD?
CU: The people! LISD families and employees all want the best for children. I have seen tremendous efforts in fundraising, charity and gifts to benefit the LISD community. LISD pulls together to support those in need.
LISD: What is something that most would not know about you?
CU: I love to cook! I don’t like the clean up, but I like trying new recipes and ingredients.
LISD: What do you like to do in your spare time?
CU: I am fortunate to have lots of family in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, so we spend time celebrating special occasions and hanging out. I also enjoy attending Dallas/Fort Worth theatre and cultural events.
LISD: What piece of advice would you give to someone who is interested in becoming a principal or entering the education field?
CU: Making an investment in the future is one of the most important things that you can do. Challenge yourself everyday to make a positive impact in the life of a child.