Irving, Texas. August 5, 2014 –
Superintendent of Schools Jose L. Parra, Ed.D. announced Rick Nolly as principal of Irving ISD's Secondary Reassignment Center (SRC) and the Wheeler Transitional and Development Center. Nolly has served as the school's interim principal since January 2014. He also served as interim principal of Bowie Middle School for the first half of the 2013-2014 school year.
"I am honored to once again serve Irving ISD in a full-time leadership role," Nolly says. "I am excited about the opportunity to make a positive impact in the whole lives of the students enrolled at SRC, one student at a time."
Nolly has a long history of leadership in Irving ISD. He served as principal of Nimitz High School from 2008 to 2012, principal of Sam Houston Middle School from 2004 to 2008 and vice principal of Irving High School from 2002 to 2004. Nolly also served at MacArthur High School as an assistant coach from 1998 to 2002. Prior to his employment in Irving ISD, Nolly was a teacher and assistant coach at various schools in Fort Worth ISD, Garland ISD and Ralls ISD near Lubbock.
Superintendent of Schools Jose L. Parra, Ed.D. says, "Mr. Nolly has done an outstanding job of coming into the interim principal role during the second semester of this school year and establishing operational processes and a focus on student learning and development. Few individuals could have been as successful as Mr. Nolly has been. And, given his expressed desire and plans to further develop the instructional foundation and supports at both the SRC and Wheeler Transitional, it is appropriate that Mr. Nolly become the permanent principal."
Dr. Parra describes Nolly as someone who understands Irving students, staff, and the community in a way that allows him to establish immediate and productive relationships. "I am excited by his passion for student and staff success, and I look forward to his leadership in creating a new future at both campuses."
Nolly earned a Master of Science in educational administration from Texas A&M-Commerce and a Bachelor of Science in physical education and English from McMurry University in Abilene.
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