Degrees and Certifications:
Vanessa Stuart, Principal
College(s): West Texas State A&M (Bachelor’s)
Texas Tech University (Master’s and Current Doctoral Program)
Teaching History: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Teacher (8 years); Educational Diagnostician (5 years); District Curriculum Coordinator (2 years); Assistant Principal (6 years); Principal (8 years)
Family: I have been married to my husband Dennis for 29 years. We have two grown young men, Garrett and Braydon who are our pride and joy. As empty-nesters, we have adopted our four-legged fur baby, and Australian Shepherd mix, named Paisley.
Interests/Hobbies Outside of School: Swimming, walking with Paisley, spending time with family, riding roller coasters, snorkeling, and zip-lining.
Why did you want to start the IB PYP at Huffman? While I wasn’t a part of starting the IB program at Huffman, the approach of teaching the whole child and making meaningful connections has always been a part of my passion in education. I think we have a responsibility to teach children who to value and show dignity to those with different perspectives so that they can be successful as 21st Century learners in our fast-changing world. I am excited to further the International Baccalaureate Mission as a perfect vehicle for Plano ISD’s mission for being committed to excellence, dedicated to caring, powered by learning, and making Plano proud.