Principal Rachel Morton is entering her second year as the leader of Elliott Elementary. She grew up in West Texas, and obtained her Bachelor's degree from West Texas A&M, in Canyon. After graduation, she moved to the Dallas area to begin teaching. It is in Dallas where she met and married her husband Michael, and they enjoy watching their son play soccer! "Our weekends are spent on the soccer field."
Principal Morton spent 13 years in Grand Prairie, as a classroom teacher, strategist, and Instructional Coach. In that time, she earned her master’s degree from Texas A&M-Commerce. After her years in Grand Prairie, she decided it was time to learn and grow with another district, and that is when she came on with Irving!
Principal Morton spent one year at Keyes Elementary as the Academic Specialist. Then she moved to Farine Elementary for 5 years as one of the assistant principals. In June 2021, she accepted the opportunity to serve at Elliott! "I’m honored to be here for year two, and I look forward a successful year!" Mrs. Morton thanks you for instilling your trust in her and the staff, as we work to provide a safe and engaging environment for every Eagle!
Donald Delgado, Assistant Principal
Donald Delgado is beginning his fifth year as an Assistant Principal. Mr. Delgado taught for sixteen years at the elementary school level. He served as a bilingual reading, language arts, social studies, math and science teacher for 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 6th grades.
Mr. Delgado received an associate degree in music from South Plains College, a Bachelor of Arts in music from Texas Tech University, a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of Dallas, and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. He believes that “all” children deserve a high-quality compassionate education. In his experience, he never met a child who didn’t want to succeed. He is a strong believer in “it takes a village”. Mr. Delgado finds every opportunity to guide students to be their best self.
Allen Edwards, Assistant Principal
Allen Edwards is one that loves working with children in schools and outside of the school system. Mr. Edwards received his Associate Degree from Navarro Junior College, his Bachelor from Huston-Tillotson University, and his Master's Degree from Concordia University. He is starting his 33rd year in education. He has taught 3rd - 8th grade in the areas of reading, language arts, science, and math.
Mr. Edwards was fortune enough to meet and marry the love of his life, Alacia Hinton-Edwards. They have been married for 29 years and have two wonderful children. He loves meeting, talking, helping, and ministering to people from all over the world.
This is his first year in Irving ISD and his first year at Elliott. He is excited to join the Elliott team. He believes that with patience and help everyone can improve and conquer great things in life. Together let’s impact this world with greatness.