Courtney Siggers, BS Interdisciplinary Studies '12
Principal, H.L. Brockett Elementary, Aubrey, Tx
Courtney Siggers visited Texas Woman’s University while she was still in high school and immediately fell in love with the beautiful campus. Heading to TWU after high school, Siggers studied in the College of Professional Education where she graduated in May of 2012 with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her current position as Principal of H.L. Brockett Elementary in Aubrey Independent School District keeps her busy with responsibilities including instructional management and student management together with management of fiscal, administrative, and facilities functions. The role of Principal also keeps Siggers days full of managing personnel and any school improvements that may be ongoing while also hiring staff and working toward successful staff retention and positive community relations.
What do you enjoy about your current position/profession? I love that I am able to work more closely with teachers and families. I am in a role that allows me to support and provide resources to our teachers and students. I work collaboratively with the best teachers in Texas to ensure that we are providing a quality education to our students, who are our future.
What characteristics do you look for when hiring people into your workplace? When I am hiring, I look for candidates who have a passion for teaching and learning. I truly value those who have the heart for teaching and has a philosophy that matches our school vision.
Why did you come to TWU? I visited TWU when I was in high school and I fell in love with the campus. Everyone was welcoming and it was such a beautiful campus. I also wanted to be somewhere that I would be known by my professors. I have to say; I cannot recall a professor that didn’t go above and beyond to help us as students. I feel like I really got a glimpse of my profession before leaving.
What is your favorite TWU memory? I don’t have just one single memory, but I always loved the different events that TWU offered on campus. There were so many events that were diverse and could reach all students.
Did a TWU professor inspire you? Who was that and how was that person inspirational? I can’t remember the professor, but I took a Developmental Psychology course that really made me think about what I was going to do with my life. The professor assigned a project in which we had to write our own obituary. This truly made me think about how I wanted to be remembered and what I wanted to accomplish. I remember really thinking about the impact I wanted to make and decided that I would work my hardest to do just that.
What advice do you have for college students hoping to succeed professionally? It won’t always be easy, but it will be worth it. As a young adult it is sometimes hard to see the impact of all the hard work you are putting into things. It all counts and it is all worth it.
What makes an effective leader? I think that an effective leader is one who walks the path with the ones they are leading. I am a teacher at heart, so I always put myself in their shoes before making a decision. I will always do the work with them and support them along the way. I think an effective leader is also a listener and has a vision that they lead by.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I love to spend time with my family and friends. I love going to the movies, shopping, and bowling even though I am terrible at it!
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