Meet Herff's Principal
Years in Education:
What is your favorite part of your position?
What's not to love? I GET to work with exceptional students, excellent faculty and staff, and superb parents every single day!
Tell us about your family and pets:
I am married to Jonathan (Coach Tate) and we have two children, McKayla (18) and Owen (15). McKayla is a recent graduate of Champion High School and off to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas (Hook em’ Horns!). Owen is a sophomore at Champion High school involved in Cross Country and Basketball. We also have two rescue dogs, LuLu (terrier mix) and Tanner(golden retriever).
What do you like to do when you're not at school?
I love to spend quality time with my family and friends, I’m a certified bookworm, a budget-friendly Fixer Upper, and I workout, or leisurely run (slowly…lets change that to jog). What was your favorite subject in school? English and Physics
What is your favorite book?
Ooh? How can I name just one? Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, Children’s picture books - especially by Robert Munsch, historical fiction, mysteries...
What is your favorite food?
Anything I don’t have to cook? My husband is a fantastic cook. Growing up for my birthday my Step-Dad would make a special dinner: escargot and caesar salad with rhubarb pie for dessert. Yum!
Who is your favorite sports team?
Go Champion Chargers! Go Boerne Bears (my son’s basketball team)! Go Golden State Warriors!
What is something unique about you?
I grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others. - John Maxwell