House Principal Ho-Me
Ms. De La Croix is excited to return to North Texas as a Lobo and house principal at LEHS. The 2023-2024 school year marks her 12th year in school administration. Most recently, Ms. De La Croix served as a magnet director in Austin ISD and completed eight years as a secondary and elementary assistant principal in both Dallas ISD and Red Oak ISD. Previously, she worked in Fort Bend ISD as a campus improvement/data specialist and Title I Coordinator, and in Houston ISD as a high school science instructional coordinator. As a teacher, Ms. De La Croix co-piloted the first Pre-AP program at Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy (Dallas ISD), served as a science team lead, and taught Pre-AP 7th and 8th-grade science for five years. Ms. De La Croix’s certifications are in the following areas: Superintendent (grades EC-12), Principal (grades EC-12), Life Science (grades 8-12), Science (grades 4-8), Gifted and Talented Supplemental (grades 4-12), and ESL Supplemental (4-12). Some of her educational interests include teacher quality, student agency, advanced academics, early colleges, post-secondary access, leadership capacity building, equity issues, and the collaborative instructional planning process (all things PLC or professional learning communities). Before a career in education, Ms. De La Croix was a real estate agent licensed in Texas during her senior year of high school. She transitioned from the family business of real estate in 2011 to focus solely on improving student outcomes through education administration. Currently, Ms. De La Croix is completing doctoral studies at Southern Methodist University in Educational Leadership.