Meet Principal Stapinski

    Sue Crouch Intermediate School announced Camcea Stapinski as principal prior to the 2016-17 school year. She joins the Knights family after serving as assistant principal of Crowley Middle School for four years. Stapinski also served as the intermediate summer school principal for three years. She started her education with six years as a freshmen biology teacher in DeSoto ISD.
    Stapinski received her undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of North Texas. 
    Why did you choose education as a career?
    It has always been my passion to helps kids and to ensure that all students are given the opportunity to be successful in school and in life. I also want to make sure that we have the best of the best educators spearheading the knowledge that our students are receiving.

    Why is education important?
    Education creates more opportunities for success for all people. It is the cornerstone of understanding society and its structure and order. It helps us to not repeat mistakes from our history and continue to progress as a nation to become better for all mankind.

    What do you enjoy about being the principal of Sue Crouch Intermediate School?
    I'm excited about the collaboration and fun we have as a campus that teaches and grows our students! It is an overwhelming feeling when there is a sense of family and community. As a campus, we foster very impactful relationships that continue to build trust and respect which will ultimately yield student success.

    What is your hope for your campus?
    My hope is that we continue to grow 21st Century leaders through collaboration and innovation. I also hope that we continue to take risks and reap the rewards of all of our hard work as teachers and students. I want us to have positive relationships in the community and build partnerships.

    Tell us about your family.
    I am newly married and we have two awesome children, Emmani and Keiona. I served eight years in the United States Army and National Guard as a Chemical Operations Specialist. I have been a volunteer cheerleading coordinator for the Arlington Blue Devils Youth Football Organization for the past 10 years.