Linda Torres-Rangel, formerly the director of ESL and language services, is the principal of Schulze Elementary School.
With 18 years of experience in Irving ISD and 24 years total in public education, Torres-Rangel has worked as a bilingual teacher, counselor, assistant principal, coordinator of state and federal compliance and director of language and parent services.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in counseling from Texas A&M University - Commerce.
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. 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 at Schulze, interacting with our wonderful families, and nurturing relationships with our community members. I am excited to be a part of the Schulze family for another outstanding year.
Go Team Irving!
Vytara Simmons, Assistant Principal
Ms. Simmons began her career in education in 2006 with the Houston Independent School District. She joined Irving ISD in 2016 as an Instructional Technology Specialist at Davis Elementary.
Simmons received an undergraduate degree from Wichita State University and Master’s in Education degree from the University of Saint Thomas – Houston.
She believes that educating future leaders takes effort, determination and the constant pursuit of the ideal. She believes all students can achieve at high levels of learning given strategic support systems. She knows that preparing our scholars to be leaders of tomorrow is interminable hard work that is perpetually rewarding.