Norma Gonzalez-Perez, Principal
I am very elated and excited to be serving as principal at Farine Elementary. I earned my bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Texas at Dallas and my principal certification from the University of Texas at Arlington. This will be my 16th year serving our students and families in Irving ISD. I began my educational career at F.M. Gilbert Elementary as a special education teacher. I served in that position for three years and then entered the classroom as a 5thgrade Bilingual teacher. My desire to be an administrator was fulfilled the following year at M.C. Lively Elementary where I served as an assistant principal for four years. After having two sons, I returned to the classroom for four years as a 5th grade Bilingual teacher. I love being in the classroom teaching our students, inspiring them, and motivating them to DO GOOD and BE GREAT! My two oldest sons attend Farine Elementary and participate in the Dual Language Program. Four years ago, I had the opportunity to join the Farine Falcons Family as a 5th grade science dual teacher and it was a memorable experience. I LOVE my Farine Falcons! This school year will be my third year to serve as one of the assistant principals. I look forward to another fantastic school year at Farine Elementary! I can’t wait to meet and get to know all of our Farine Falcons and see all of the wonderful learning taking place throughout our building! GO FALCONS!
Rachel Morton, Assistant Principal
It is a privilege to be serving year number 4 year as one of the assistant principals, at Farine Elementary. #Falconpride
I earned my bachelor’s degree from West Texas A&M and my master’s degree from Texas A&M Commerce. I began my educational career 18 years ago. I enjoy getting up each day and working with the best teachers, parents, and students in Irving! #strongertogether
When I’m not at Farine, I’m on the sidelines of the soccer field, watching my son. He’s starting high school, that’s new territory for me, but excited to see what’s in store!
I look forward to an outstanding 2019-2020 school year! At Farine, we learn together and collaborate to foster growth in all students! #TeamFarine
Luis Vera Perez, Assistant Principal
I completed my Bachelor’s in Secondary Education in Mathematics in the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico and a Master’s in Teaching and Curriculum in Mathematics from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. I have served in education for 10 years. My career started in my Island where I taught for 4 years before moving to Texas. Once in the Lone Star state, I taught in Dallas ISD for one year. Then I joined Irving ISD where I taught ESL algebra at MacArthur High School for three Years. I have also served Irving ISD as an EL Specialist for the last two and a half years. Aside from education, I enjoy playing chess, acting, and writing. I am very humbled, honored, and excited to be joining TEAM FARINE. I look forward to serving our students, staff, parents, and the community at Farine Elementary