Principal's Corner

Mrs. Tarsha Lunkin

FME Interim Principal

Mrs. Lunkin received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1996 and Masters in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas in 2009.  Her educational experience has allowed her the opportunity to work collaboratively with many educators, community members and parents while serving on various campus and district level committees throughout her tenure in DeSoto I.S.D.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, singing on the praise team at Crossroads Christian Church and reading various motivational books. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA).

This year marks Mrs. Tarsha Lunkin’s ninth year serving as the Assistant Principal of Frank D. Moates Elementary!  Currently in her seventeenth year of education, Mrs. Lunkin began her educational career in 2002 as a Special Education teacher at West Middle School in DeSoto Independent School District.  Mrs. Lunkin spent seven years teaching English Language Arts, Math and providing Content Mastery support in the Special Education department. She was instrumental in developing the first Special Education Inclusion Program at West.  For five of those seven years she served as the Special Education department leader before accepting her first administrative assignment as an Assistant Principal at West Middle School. Over the next two years, Mrs. Lunkin provided leadership to the Sixth grade team assuming all administrative duties and responsibilities related to instruction and discipline for the Sixth grade team as well as fulfilled various other campus leadership tasks.  

It is Mrs. Lunkin’s deepest desire and undeniable responsibility to positively impact the lives of young people in a way which sustains their growth and development socially, emotionally, and academically.  She believes it is imperative to offer superior educational opportunities for all students by delivering an engaging, rigorous, and well-balanced, academic and social program, which is diverse and aligned with high quality instruction for each student. Understanding that student success is also fostered by parental and community involvement in learning environments where teachers are encouraged, equipped and empowered to deliver high quality instruction, Mrs. Lunkin encourages instructional autonomy while also ensuring “Best Practices” which result in increased student achievement.