Assistant Principal | Campus Behavior Coordinator
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Ms. Vandiver joined LEISD in 1999 as a fourth grade teacher at King Elementary and was a part of the team that opened Brent Elementary in 2000, where she continued to teach fourth grade. In 2001, she became the Assistant Principal of Little Elm Primary which was later renamed Herschel Zellars Elementary and served for 12 years as the Assistant Principal and one year as the Interim Principal. The campus was named an Exemplary Campus from 2008-2010 and continued to be the highest achieving campus in the district. It also received the following Gold Performance Awards: Commended in Reading and Math and Comparable Improvement in Reading and Math. In 2013, while serving as Interim Principal at Zellars, it was one of two LEISD campuses that were awarded two distinctions by TEA, which were Top 25 Percent: Closing Performance Gaps and Student Progress. Through repurposing, Zellars Elementary is now named Zellars Center for Learning & Leadership. Ms. Vandiver joined Oak Point Elementary in 2014 and enjoyed serving the students of Oak Point for five years. Mrs. Vandiver joined Chavez Elementary in 2019 and has enjoyed getting to know her students, teachers, parents and the Chavez Community. She loves her Lobos.
Prior to joining LEISD, Ms. Vandiver began teaching in 1991 at Whitebead Dependent School as a first grade teacher in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. In 1992, she moved to Jay, Oklahoma and taught second grade for seven years. In 1999, she moved to Texas to be closer to family.
Ms. Vandiver graduated from Bokchito High School in Bokchito, Oklahoma. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Education degree with an Early Childhood Endorsement from Southeastern State Oklahoma University in Durant, Oklahoma. She earned a Master’s in Education and Principal’s Certification from the University of North Texas.
As an administrator, Ms. Vandiver has had many mentors that have given her great experiences as she has grown in her leadership capacities. Everyday, she strives to be a positive influence for students and to give them tools they need in decision making and academics, so they can be the best learner possible. Ms. Vandiver looks forward to many more years of leading her students and staff in their personal successes.
Ms. Vandiver resides in Little Elm with her husband, Bill, and their two children Ian (17) and Olivia (11) and loves serving the Little Elm Community.