As a student at Marshall High School, Best began setting her career goals and, to this point, she continues down the path. Her first “dream job” was being a director of the Marshall Mavettes drill team. Check.
And as of earlier this month, her second “dream” position has been reached after being named the new assistant principal at Marshall High School. Check.
The next step is working with new MHS principal Larry Davis and his staff to guide Marshall High School and its students to new heights both inside and outside of the classroom, beginning with the upcoming 2013-2014 school year.
“I live my life by the philosophy that there are no exceptions and no excuses,” said Best, who spent the last seven years as a director of the Mavettes. “This is crucial in the world of education. We ask faculty and students every day to push and stretch themselves in ways they never have before. What would happen if any of them believed they were an exception or they had excuses of why they could not push themselves? Our students’ education would become stagnant. We can never accept this mentality.”
Best and her family moved to Marshall from Reno, Nevada, when Tiffany was in the sixth grade. She immediately began trying to understand the smaller community and its ties to the local school system, and quickly began to learn the pride of being a Maverick.
“I had many people show me and mold me into a devoted member of the ‘Maverick Nation,’” she said. “I loved how tight-knit the community was and how supportive they were of their Mavericks. I plan to be an instrumental member of the administrative team that ignites the fire in Marshall all over again.”
Best credits her parents with instilling in her a tireless work ethic and the desire to set high goals for herself. She reached a goal of becoming a college graduate in 2003, when she earned her bachelor’s degree from East Texas Baptist University. She then set out to attain a master’s degree, which she earned in 2011 from Stephen F. Austin State University.
In between, she led the Mavettes while also teaching in the district. She has also served as the high school’s Testing Coordinator.
“I am very excited for the upcoming school year,” she said. “The sky is the limit. The energy in Maverick Nation will be palpable as we are about to soar to new heights. I look forward to working for Marshall.”