Welcome to Holiday Heights Elementary
Home of the Huskies!
Name: Susan Nall
A little bit about me...
My name is Susan Nall and this is my fifteenth year in the Birdville district, and my sixth year as an Assistant Principal. I feel blessed to be part of the
I thought I would take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about me. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin and taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade for nine years. During that time, I attended TCU and obtained my Master’s in Administration. Even though I absolutely loved the classroom, I decided to take a position in Administration when it was offered to me. It has been a great choice, and I know that I will learn all the things I need to from my administrative leaders which will help me reach my goal of becoming a principal one day.
When I am not at school, I love to shop, read, and go to the movies. I live in
I feel honored to be a part of such a wonderful staff, parents, and students. This is going to be a fantastic year, and I hope to get to know you and your family better. Please feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns.
The Discipline Committee of Holiday Heights designed a school wide discipline system to meet the needs of all of our students. Below are the rules that are followed by all students at Holiday Heights:
1. Follow directions when they are given.
2. Keep hands, feet, and objects to self.
3. Be respectful towards adults/students/
4. Talk only at appropriate times.
5. Follow classroom/hallway/cafeteria rules.
1. Stay on task/use time wisely.
2. Be on time and prepared with materials/use materials wisely.
3. Complete and turn in class and homework assignments on time.
4. Parent signature on necessary assignments.
The Holiday Heights' did a book study on The Leader in Me and received school wide training on the 7 Habits. We have set school wide expectations for our staff and students. The Leader in Me process helps to create a common language within a school, built on proven principle-based leadership skills found in Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s best-selling book. Below you will find a summary of the seven habits:
Summary of the Seven Habits
Habit 1: Be Proactive-You’re in Charge
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind-Have a Plan
Habit 3: Put First Things First-Work First, then Play
I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.
Habit 4: Think Win/Win-Everyone Can Win
I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then to Be Understood-Listen Before You Talk
I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.
I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than any one of us alone. I am humble.
Habit 7: Take Time for Yourself and Your Community-Balance Feels Best
I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I take time to find meaningful ways to help others.
If you would like to know more about The Leader in Me, check out the following website: