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Ahna Gomez Returns to Irving ISD as Principal of Irving High School


Irving, Texas. May 16, 2014

Irving ISD Superintendent of Schools Jose L. Parra, Ed.D. announced the appointment of Ahna Gomez as principal of Irving High School. Gomez has most recently served as Principal at L.V. Stockard Middle School in Dallas ISD (DISD) for the past four years. Prior to that position, Gomez served as associate principal at Irving ISD’s MacArthur High School from 2007 to 2010 and summer school principal in 2010.

Superintendent Dr. Jose Parra states, "The administration believes it has found an excellent principal to lead Irving High School in the next phase of its growth. We know that Ms. Gomez has proven her leadership both in Irving ISD and Dallas ISD. She understands the Irving community and students, and most importantly she has, and inspires, a strong passion for student success."

Gomez began her career in 1998 as a sixth grade ESL/bilingual teacher at Maria Moreno Elementary School in Dallas ISD. In 2000, Gomez went on to be curriculum writer/professional development presenter and seventh/eighth grade science teacher for DISD.

"I am excited about the opportunity to return to Irving ISD as the principal of Irving High School," says Gomez. "I look forward to engaging in the work of ensuring all Irving High students have equal access to a quality education. I aspire to make Irving High a school where teachers focus on teaching and students focus on learning."

Gomez earned a Bachelor of Arts from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Science from University of Texas at Arlington. Gomez also received a Master of Education in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas.

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