LITTLE CYPRESS — The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District celebrated “Principal’s Appreciation Day” on Wednesday, March 6 as a way of saying thank you for the hard work and dedication given by its campus leaders.
Buffy Knight, principal of Mauriceville Elementary, received her Bachelor’s Degree from Ouachita Baptist University in 1994 and completed her Master’s Degree at Lamar University in 2003. She began her teaching career as a fourth grade teacher in the Port Arthur ISD, moving to Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD where she has remained for the past 18 years; all of which have been at Mauriceville Elementary School. During her tenure, she taught kindergarten for the first seven years, followed by four years as the assistant principal, and is currently completing her seventh year as the campus principal. She resides in Mauriceville with her husband of 19 years and their three children.
A graduate of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School, Kayla Casey earned a Bachelor’s Degree in education from Lamar University in 1997 and began her teaching career at Little Cypress Elementary. She taught eight years in third grade, and one year in content mastery, then served two years as Campus Coordinator at Little Cypress Intermediate, during which time she completed a Master’s Degree in education. Ms. Casey then served for two years as Assistant Principal at Mauriceville Elementary before coming back to Little Cypress Elementary where she is serving her third year as the campus principal. Kayla, a strong supporter of the LCM School District, resides with her husband and two sons in the Orange area.
Julia Dickerson graduated from McNeese State University with a Bachelor’s Degree and holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision. She has been an Elementary Educator for 19 years at LC-M CISD, including being Principal at Little Cypress Intermediate for the past five years. Her professional affiliations include membership in Theta Psi and Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association. Julia truly adores working with young children and instilling a lifelong love of learning within them. She is excited about continuing to serve the community, staff, and students of Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD. She has been married to John Marshall Dickerson III for 27 years.