Ahna Gomez, Principal
Ahna Gomez joined Tiger Nation at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year after serving as the principal of L.V. Stockard Middle School in Dallas for four years. Gomez started her career as a sixth grade teacher at Maria Moreno Elementary School in Dallas. She also served as a curriculum writer/professional development presenter and seventh and eighth grade science teacher in DISD. She worked as an associate principal at MacArthur between 2007 and 2010, serving as summer school principal in 2010.
Ms. Gomez is passionate about serving as the principal of Irving High School. She looks forward to engaging in the work of ensuring all Irving High students have equal access to a quality education. Ms. Gomez aspires to make Irving High a school where teachers focus on teaching and students focus on learning.
Ms. Gomez earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, a master’s degree in interdisciplinary science from the University of Texas at Arlington and a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of North Texas.
Virginia Eliott, Assistant Principal
Virginia Eliott has worked as an Assistant Principal for the past two years while leading multiple individuals in separate departments. She has the flexibility, focus, and diplomacy such position requires. She wants to bring knowledge and insight gained through these various experiences to Irving High School and focus on student’s engagement in learning, as well as student success!
She has much to offer in the way of diversity, experience and professionalism. Ms. Eliott has worked in three major educational capacities: teaching, instructional coach and assistant principal. Within these fields, she has had the opportunity to learn policies, procedures, and the protocol necessary to enforce success ethically and without liability.
Ms. Eliott earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Texas in San Antonio and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Sul Ross University. Her future endeavors are to pursue a doctorate’s degree in conflict/resolution from Abilene Christian University.
Ms. Eliott is extremely honored and excited to be part of an amazing district, community, and campus- Let’s Go Tigers!!
Julio Perez, Assistant Principal
Julio Pérez joined Irving High at the beginning of the 2017 – 2018 school year after working in Dallas ISD for four years. Mr. Pérez started his career as a social studies teacher at Owen Goodnight Junior High in San Marcos. Mr. Pérez is starting his 24th year education and has served as a social studies teacher in San Marcos and Arlington as well as a campus administrator in Arlington and Dallas.
Mr. Pérez is enthusiastic and committed to serving the students at Irving High School. He looks forward to building strong relationships with the staff, faculty, parents and most importantly students of Irving High. Mr. Pérez’s ultimate goal is to make students college, career and life ready, so that they can have the opportunity to successfully pursue their dreams.
Mr. Pérez earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his master’s degree in educational administration from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth.
Mika Tepfer, Assistant Principal
Mika Tepfer received her degrees from Dallas Baptist University in 2012 - a master's in educational leadership in administration and from East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education.
Ms. Tepfer earned her educational certifications in principal leadership, peer assistance and leadership, math, biology, physical education, health, peer mediation, teen kleadership and drivers education.
Ms. Tepfer began her career in 1990 at Joshua High School teaching health and physical education and coaching volleyball, basketball, and track and field coach. She moved to Smithfield Middle School in Birdville ISD from 1991-95 as the head of girls athletics, and physical education and math teacher.
From 1995-1998, Ms. Tepfer worked in Denton ISD, as head of girls athletics and physical education teacher at Calhoun Middle School and then become the head volleyball coach and math teacher at Billy Ryan High School.
After taking off one year from the education field, Ms. Tepfer returned to a smaller school district and built the volleyball program at Grandview High School in Grandview ISD from 1999 to 2001 as head volleyball coach, geometry, physical education, and health teacher. From 2001 to 2006, Ms. Tepfer worked at McKinney North High School as head volleyball coach and teacher of PAL (Peer Assistance and Leadership), geometry and algebra.
In 2006 to 2008, Ms. Tepfer needed to move back home closer to family, so she accepted a position at Richland High School as head volleyball coach, and PAL, Math of Models and geometry teacher. As luck would have it, she found a new position in 2008 at Irving High School as the assistant campus athletic coordinator, head volleyball coach and algebra teacher. After completing her master's, she had the opportunity to become an assistant principal at Bowie Middle School for two years. Then it was time for Ms. Tepfer to move back to the high school level and jumped at the opportunity when Ms. Gomez was hired as the head principal. This is Ms. Tepfer’s third year as an assistant principal at Irving High School. The students and teachers make #TigerNation a positive educational environment and the best place to be!
Floyd Williams, Assistant Principal
In the 2018-2019 school year, Floyd Williams begins his 14th year as an educator and his eighth year at Irving High School as assistant principal. He is very excited to work with such a dedicated staff, hard-working students, supportive parents and a caring community.
Upon graduation from Stephen F. Austin State University, Mr. Williams sidetracked from an educational path and began a 10-year career as an adult probation officer in Dallas County. Feeling a burning desire to make a greater impact in our world, he decided to pursue a career in education. Prior to serving as an assistant principal, he worked as a third and fourth grade teacher and an elementary math specialist.
When he is not at school, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Twila, and his two children, Angel and Austin. Among his passions are mentoring, watching sports, spending time with family and serving the community through his church. He also enjoys watching the beloved Dallas Cowboys.
Mr. Williams feels honored to be an assistant principal at Irving High School. He looks forward to all of the challenges and successes that can be achieved together.