Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: Texas Christian University - Bachelor of Science in Education University of North Texas-Dallas - Masters of Educational Administration Certifications: Classroom Teacher-Generalist (EC-4) English as a Second Language Supplemental Principal
Mrs. Marchelle Sterling
Marchelle Sterling, a Dallas, Texas native, developed a passion for learning at the tender age of nine years old. She opened the doors of the “Dabney School to Learn” in her bedroom as an attempt to overcome her fear of public speaking. Although Marchelle was identified as a “slow learner” and suffered from stuttered speech, she believed that her hard work could make her a successful student. The Dabney School to Learn provided an outlet for Marchelle to confront her fears, conquer her challenges, and sparked her desire to pursue a career in education.
Sterling matriculated through the Educational Social Services Magnet High School in Dallas ISD with stellar academics. She continued on to earning her associate degree from Dallas County Community College before completing her Bachelor of Science in Education from Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated in May of 2005- Summa Cum Laude (4.0 GPA). Upon graduation, she taught at Grace E. Hardeman Elementary in Birdville, Roberta Tipps Elementary in Mansfield, and enjoyed a five-year tenure in Cedar Hill ISD at Bray Elementary School. Marchelle achieved personal excellence while delivering professional excellence by earning her Master of Education Administration from the University of North Texas – Dallas in May of 2011. Her hard work was paying off. Sterling accepted the assistant principal position at Garner Fine Arts Academy, and has served in this leadership capacity for the past four years.
In conjunction with the many duties of an assistant principal, Marchelle Sterling has assisted with the development of the campus’s fine arts program. She pulled from her experience as a rigorous instructor to help her staff spin their thinking wheels while keeping the development of the whole child in mind. Throughout her eleven years in education, Marchelle was named Teacher of the Year, team leader, new teacher mentor, and has served on many committees.
Sterling has always believed that hard work could turn into success. She has indeed overcome many academic struggles to become the educator she is today. Her greatest reward in life, however, is her family. After long days at work, Marchelle enjoys spending quality time with Jason, her husband of 12 years, and their 8 year-old daughter Jadyn.