Meet Principal Scoggins
Kim Scoggins, Ed.D. has led Oakmont Elementary School since 2006. She started her education career as a teacher in Waxahachie ISD and lat moved to DeSoto ISD as an administrator.Scoggins received her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and earned her master's and doctorate degrees from the University of North Texas.Why did you choose education as a career?
My grandmother and mother were both teachers. My love for learning continues as I love to read and travel. I love working with teachers and children to instill life-long learning in them.
Why is education important?
Education is the door that opens all opportunities to everyone. It does not matter your background everyone can work hard and learn and become whatever they want to be. Education is the equalizer and it is my job to help children recognize that learning is time well spent.
What do you enjoy about being the principal of Oakmont Elementary School?
I get up each morning eager to start my day with my wonderful staff and students. I love to watch staff and students as they solve problems. I feel I motivate them to try their hardest. My campus is full of dedicated staff, parents and students who bring their best every day to our job of teaching and learning. There is no other profession that is as rewarding or as much fun.
What is your hope for your campus?
My hope for my campus is that I want us to meet the needs of each of our learners. I want children to be eager to come to school each day. Children should be excited about learning, passionate about reading and willing to do whatever it takes to continue to learn. I want us to engage learners in current technology and skills so they can build upon their skills and be successful. I want us to help children become great citizens of the world being civically responsible and productive citizens. Children should question, debate and problem solve daily. Every child should be reading on or above grade level. I would like for every parent to want to volunteer their time either at school or at home working with their child to help them master skills. I want us to be a resource to the community. We are preparing the next generation and I want us to be successful with each learner.
Tell us about your life away from school
I am married and have four children. I am blessed to spend time frequently with my eight grandchildren. I have a Great Dane/Greyhound mix dog named Marmaduke and he is the smartest dog I know. I love to read historical fiction and biographies. We love to travel, kayaking and whitewater rafting. I am a vegetarian working towards becoming a vegan. I wake up every day excited to be a part of Oakmont Elementary.