Lesley Kelley, Principal
With 18 years of experience as an educator in Irving ISD, Kelley came onboard in 1999 as a special education teacher at Austin Middle School. After seven years in the classroom, Kelley was appointed assistant principal of Crockett Middle School and later the Student Reassignment Center where she has served since 2015. As a campus administrator, she oversaw summer school, PEIMS data, professional development, campus behavior and testing.
Cardwell offers students the flexibility of a split schedule with the unique opportunity to choose a customized, career-focused academic program outside of a non-traditional high school setting. Kelley joins Cardwell in the momentum of another successful academic year as demonstrated by its seniors, who earned the highest dollar amount in scholarships and grants ever received by a graduating Cardwell class.
"I am honored to be selected as the new principal of Barbara Cardwell Career Preparatory Center,” states Kelley. “I am excited to serve the students, parents and faculty."
Kelley holds a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in rehabilitation from UT Southwestern Medical Center – Allied Health Services. Before entering public education, she served adults with disabilities via in-home and community-living services through Dallas Metrocare and was also involved with Goodwill Industries and Texas Rehabilitation Commission.
Jennifer Sanchez, Ed.D., Assistant Principal
Jennifer Sanchez received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of North Texas, Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from the University of Phoenix, and Educational Doctorate from Argosy University in 2017.
Sanchez received her elementary and secondary education from IISD, attending Thomas Haley Elementary, Sam Houston Middle School, and MacArthur High School. Coming to work for IISD was like returning home after working for Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD (2 years) and Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD (9 years).
While working in IISD, Dr. Sanchez served as Dean of Students at the Student Reassignment Center for 2 years before moving to Cardwell as assistant principal. She is very excited about taking this next step in her career and having the ability to work with students to accomplish their graduation goals.
Chrissy Eubank, Administrative Liaison
Chrissy Eubank received her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of North Texas, double majored with her Master’s Degree in Reading and Educational Administration at Angelo State University, and is currently working on her Ph.D from Texas Tech University in Curriculum and Instruction and Teacher Education.
Eubank received her elementary and secondary education from IISD, attending Townley Elementary, Lamar Middle School, and Nimitz High School. She is in her 19th year as an educator, having served as a teacher, instructional coach, and administrator. Her first four years of teaching were spent in IISD at Townley Elementary, before relocating to San Angelo, Texas for her husband’s job. Ms. Eubank has worked for Grape Creek ISD and most recently San Angelo ISD before returning to the metroplex.
Ms. Eubank is excited to work with teachers and students to encourage and motivate success and a positive school culture.