Natasha Stewart, Principal
I am honored to serve students, teachers, parents, and our entire school community as the Principal of Bowie Middle School. My passion is to inspire educators to cultivate an environment which provides students with educational experiences that are conducive to preparing them to be productive citizens who are tolerant of a world of differences, capable of adapting to change, and able to evolve into life-long problem solvers. Every individual at Bowie Middle School has value and through collaborative efforts to build positive relationships and a tireless quest for academic, leadership, and service excellence students will achieve high levels of achievement. Parents are valuable to our students’ learning process so we will foster partnerships and create an inviting atmosphere that allows parents to enhance student success in the school setting. Together we can provide students with opportunities to learn at optimal levels and reach their full academic potential.
Prior to becoming the Principal at Bowie Middle I served Lake Ridge High School in Mansfield ISD as an Associate Principal of Academics, Associate Principal of Facilities, and an Assistant Principal over the course of 5 years. I was an Athletic Coordinator and Head Girls’ Basketball Coach at Mansfield High school for 7 years before becoming an administrator. Other school districts I spent time as a Science Teacher and Head Girls’ Basketball Coach include Fort Worth and Kennedale ISD. My educational journey in higher institutions of learning include West Texas A&M where I earned a bachelor’s degree while playing basketball on full athletic scholarship, Emporia State University where I received a master’s degree while serving as the recruiting coordinator of the Women’s Basketball program, and UT-Arlington where I obtained principal certification in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.
Lilian Orozco, Assistant Principal
Lilian Orozco is excited to join the Bowie team. Over the course of 14 years, Ms. Orozco served in several leadership roles including Assistant Principal, Administrative Liaison, AP Strategist, and AP Mentor. Ms. Orozco also taught AP US History for 10 years. Ms. Orozco holds a BA in History, a Principal Certificate from UT – Arlington, and a Master in Conflict Resolution from SMU.
Ms. Orozco strongly believes educators hold the most important job the world and, as a result, educators are charged with empowering students to believe in their abilities to grow, take risks, and make meaningful contributions to their communities.
Antwaun Criss, Assistant Principal
Antwaun Criss has been fulfilling his love for education since 2007. His passion for teaching has led him to be a social studies teacher, an AVID Coordinator, a department head, and assistant principal. He holds a bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University in Criminal Justice and Political Science, and a Masters degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from Capella University. He has 13 years of experience in education and believes that through positive interactions and high academic expectations all students can learn and become successful, productive leaders.
Mr. Criss is excited to be a part of Irving ISD and a proud member of the Bowie family. He brings passion and energy for learning through collaborating with the
community and fosters a comfortable work environment with the Bowie team. In his spare time Mr. Criss enjoys athletic events, loves to bowl, watch movies, and spend time with family.
Corrinne Luna, Assistant Principal
Ms. Luna has a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master of Educational Administration and Leadership from the University of Texas at El Paso. She has served as an educator for 13 years, beginning in El Paso, TX where she was born and raised. She joined Irving ISD in 2014 as a 4th grade teacher at Elliott Elementary School, then as an Elementary Dean of Students.
Ms. Luna is proud to now serve as an administrator and excited to be part of Bowie Nation. She is highly committed to the students, teachers, parents and the community of Bowie Middle School and Irving ISD. She believes ALL students can and will learn, and with the guidance of our dedicated educators, our students will develop as responsible individuals prepared to succeed in a diverse world.