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Mrs. Calynn Perkins



Welcome to Nichols Sawmill Elementary School! I’m Calynn Perkins, and I am thrilled to serve as the Principal here at NSE. I began my educational journey in 2014 as a teacher at Magnolia High School and later took on responsibilities as the 504 and testing coordinator. Over the years, I’ve been privileged to lead both district and campus professional developments, ensuring quality education for all our students. My academic background includes a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s in educational administration. On a personal note, I’m a proud mother of three beautiful daughters, with two attending schools in MISD. Outside of school, you can often find me tending to my garden, soaking up the sun at the beach with my family, or engaging in community activities through my church. As we move into the 2023-2024 school year, I’m excited to connect with our students and parents. Together, we’ll ensure that NSE remains a place of #ExcellenceInMotion!




Mrs. Anne Marie Woody


My husband and I have two wonderful sons, Matthew and Nicholas, and two amazing granddaughters, Mabry and Mila.  I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education, a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and a Master’s degree in Counseling.  I have always wanted to work with children and have worked in the school setting for the last thirty-eight years.  I have taught first and fifth grade and for the last twenty-seven years I have been a school counselor.  Because my dad was in the Air Force, I have moved around quite a  bit.  In my very long lifetime, I have moved twenty-one times.  NSE is by far my favorite place to work.  We have the very best students, parents, and community.  Our students are loving and very accepting of one another.  That is due to the way they are being raised by their parents.  It is such a joy to work with them each and every day.



Mrs. Jennifer Hoke

Assistant Principal

I am the new Assistant Principal of Nichols Sawmill Elementary. It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve our NSE community in this role.

I have over 27 years of experience in education and have been with Magnolia ISD for eight years. In 2016, I joined Magnolia Parkway Elementary as an Instructional Coach and then had the opportunity to be the Assessment Coordinator at Bear Branch Intermediate.

In 2007, my husband and I moved our family to the Magnolia area, knowing that Magnolia ISD would be an excellent school district that would give our children opportunities to grow, learn, and be a part of a wonderful community. Our boys graduated from Magnolia West High School and continue to live and work in the area.

My husband and I enjoy attending Texas A&M football and baseball games. We like to participate in chili cook-offs in the area and garden and experiment with new recipes in the kitchen.

I look forward to leading and growing the students at Nichols Sawmill! Go Mustangs!




Mrs. Audrey Taylor

Academic Coordinator

The 2023-2024 school year will be my 7th year in education and my 2nd year at NSE as the Academic Coordinator. I obtained my BS in Economics from Texas A&M University and my M. Ed. in Administration from Lamar University. I am inspired to be an Academic Coordinator because I am passionate about teachers and students. I know that all students can learn at high levels when they are given the opportunity, and it is our responsibility to make sure we give them the chance to do that through excellent instruction. A fun fact about me is that I am good at random things! I can solve a Rubik’s cube, touch a regulation basketball rim, and can make a cornhole bag behind my back. I love the students, staff, and families at NSE. There is an amazing sense of community here.