Principal Arrieta began her educational career in 2005 as a teacher at Caillet Elementary in Dallas ISD. In 2014, she joined Irving ISD as an instructional interventionist at Townsell Elementary. She became the assistant principal at W.T. Hanes in 2015 where she cultivated relationships with students, staff, and families to work alongside her. She is dedicated to ensuring high quality instruction for every student and will focus her efforts ensuring that all staff members have the necessary resources and professional development to provide learners with a top tier educational opportunity.
Principal Arrieta graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas. She received her bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and her M.Ed. in Urban Leadership and Education from the University of Texas at Austin. Principal Arrieta is honored to be the W.T. Hanes Principal.
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Kaleen Hernandez - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Hernandez has been an educator for 16 years and is excited to be a part of the Hanes Elementary Family this school year!
She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in 2006 from the University of North Texas and received her Master’s degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2015. She recently earned her Principal as Instructional Leader certification and looks forward to serving the educational community in a greater capacity. She has a musical background in piano, voice, and percussion. She is also a TX Rangers and Dallas Cowboys fan. Mrs. Hernandez is blessed to spend her time outside of work with her three young children, super supportive husband, and spunky maltese poodle.
Carrie Daniels - Assistant Principal
Originally from Louisiana, I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from Dillard University in New Orleans. My career in education began as a secondary ELAR teacher in Dallas ISD where I was a teacher leader, mentor, and administrative intern. After earning my Master of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, I became a servant leader in the Irving Independent School district in 2007 at Travis Middle School. Before joining the Hanes Family, I was an Assistant Principal at Schulze Elementary School. My philosophy of leadership is encompassed in one of my favorite Bible quotes:
But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. ― Luke 22:26
My greatest joy is serving our learning community, interacting with our wonderful families, and nurturing relationships with our community members. I am excited to be a part of the Hanes family!