Administrator Bios

  • Mariela Magro-Malo, Principal

    Ms. Magro-Malo has a Master’s degree in Bilingual Education with an emphasis in Gifted and Talented instruction from Southern Methodist University. She began her career at Farine Elementary as a fifth grade, Dual Language GT teacher. She went on to serve as an Academic Specialist and later as an Assistant Principal at Austin Middle School. Recently, she served as the principal of Medrano Elementary in Dallas ISD. 

    Ms. Magro-Malo is thrilled to be back in Irving as the new principal at Britain Elementary. She is excited to work with our Deaf Ed community, our amazing staff, and the wonderful families of Irving ISD. Britain is already a great campus earning a B for overall performance in the 2018-2019 school year, and it is our plan on continuing on this path of excellence for the coming school year. Ms. Magro-Malo looks forward to supporting our teachers and students as we strive to meet our goals whilst developing a love of learning. 

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    Robin Mack, Assistant Principal

    Ms. Mack has been educator for 15 years. She began her career as a 2nd grade teacher in Dallas ISD and through the years was also charged to teach 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, and Talented and Gifted PreK  - 6th.  In 2015, Ms. Mack joined Team Irving and was the Dean at Bowie Middle School.  The following year she joined the ranks of Travis Middle school as the Administrative Liaison, serving as the 6th grade administrator and Campus Testing Coordinator.  


    She has a Bachelors of Art from U.T. Arlington, a Masters of Liber Arts from Southern Methodist University, and is in the process of completing her doctorate in Public Health and Community Education.


    Ms. Mack is excited and honored to join Lee Britain Elementary School where she will serve as Assistant Principal this school year, serving the students, parents, community, faculty and staff. 


    “At Britain, we will have nothing less than the BEST!”



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  • Monica Tatum, Assistant Principal

    Ms. Tatum is joining Irving ISD during her 17th year in education. Her career began in Dallas ISD where she taught for twelve years across the elementary spectrum including kindergarten, first, second, fifth, and sixth grades. She has also taught in General Education, English as a Second Language, and Two-way Dual Language programs.  She later served Dallas ISD for four more years as a Reading Instructional Coach. 

    She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Education in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce.  She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership at Abilene Christian University.

    Ms. Tatum is eager and excited to join the team at Lee Britain Elementary School this year as an Assistant Principal.  Her goal is to build and foster relationships with students, parents, staff, and the community as they play a vital role in the success of Britain’s students. 


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