Melanie Kibodeaux, Principal
Mrs. Kibodeaux has a Bachelors Degree in Administrative Systems and a Masters Degree in Educational Administration. Before beginning her career in education, Mrs. Kibodeaux worked as a Lead/Programmer Analyst for a large corporation in Dallas. She began her career in education working for Granbury ISD where she taught CTE courses which included Web Mastering, Graphic Design, and BIMM. After 10 years with Granbury ISD, Mrs. Kibodeaux joined Irving ISD working at Jack E. Singley Academy. She began her career at Singley as a Graduation Coach and held this position for 3 years. Mrs. Kibodeaux then moved to an Intervention Specialist for 3 years. Mrs. Kibodeaux then took a position as Dean of Students which she held for half a year before becoming an Assistant Principal at Singley Academy.
The positions she has held while working for Irving ISD have given her the opportunity to work closely with the administrative team, counseling team, and leadership teams. These opportunities have given her the chance to gain valuable experience in many different areas. Mrs. Kibodeaux has also worked with the AdvancEd Accreditation Team where she was the lead for Teaching and Assessing for Learning Standards. Mrs. Kibodeaux is very proud to be a part of the Singley team.
Harleigh P. Jones, Ed.D., Associate Principal
Dr. Jones began his teaching career in 1993 as a high school English teacher in Louisiana. He moved to Houston, TX in 1996 where he taught middle school English/ Language Arts, Reading and AP English Language & Composition until he became an Assistant Principal.
Prior to coming to Irving ISD as a GT/Advanced Academics Coordinator, Dr. Jones served in this capacity for 14 years in Houston, TX coordinating Gifted and Talented, Advanced Placement/Dual Credit, College and Career Readiness programs and serving as an AVID District Director.
Dr. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education from Louisiana State University, a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Houston, and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M University.
Jenny Anderson, Assistant Principal
Ms. Anderson has been a part of the Irving ISD family for many years. Not only did she attend school in Irving from kindergarten through her senior year, she has served the families and staff of Irving ISD as an educator since 2000. Ms. Anderson taught at Crockett Middle School from 2000 to 2006, and was promoted to assistant principal at Crockett, where she served in that role for two years. Ms. Anderson then moved to de Zavala Middle School as an assistant principal from 2008-2012. In 2012, Ms. Anderson moved to Nimitz High School as an assistant principal for one year, then moved to MacArthur High School for two years. She then served as the principal at Bowie Middle School from 2015-2018.
Ms. Anderson’s goal is to take care of the students and teachers at Jack E. Singley Academy. Through building relationships, ensuring students are engaged, included, cared for every day, and by continuing to learn as educators, she will strive to be the best she can for the students, parents, and the community.
Jasmine Crumby, Assistant Principal
Jasmine Crumby began her teaching career as a LIFE Aide at Travis Middle School in 2010. In 2011 she moved to Phuket, Thailand and spent a year and a half teaching at Kajonkietsuksa International School. There she taught second grade and served as the lower primary lead as well as a science curriculum and assessment writer.
Mrs. Crumby returned to Irving ISD in 2012 as an instructional aide for the World Languages Department at MacArthur High School. In 2013 Mrs. Crumby returned to Travis as a 6th and 8th grade English Language Arts and Reading teacher. In 2016 she became as the Dean of Students at Travis Middle School and in 2017-2018 she served as the campus Administrative Liaison. In January of 2019, she joined Singley Academy as an Assistant Principal.
Mrs. Crumby earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Texas and a Master’s in Educational Administration from Southern Methodist University. She is also a graduate of the Aspiring Leaders program with Teaching Trust. Mrs. Crumby’s mission as an educator is to partner with staff members, parents, students, and the Irving community to ensure that the students of Singley Academy are able to meet their goals and achieve their dreams.