After graduating from Nimitz High School, Leigh Anne McNeese earned a Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Masters of Science in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Texas Woman's University. She then attended the University of Texas at Arlington's Educational Leadership Program. After graduation from TWU, she returned to her childhood elementary school, Lee Britain Elementary, as a Deaf Education teacher. While at Britain she also taught kindergarten and third grade, and was the instructional specialist.
In 2009, Mrs. McNeese came to Clifton Early Childhood School as the Assistant Principal/Academic Specialist. In 2014, she made the transition into the principal's role.
She believes that early education is extremely important. At Clifton, the focus in on building the foundational skills that students will need to be successful in kindergarten, as well as the social/emotional skills that children will need to be successful in life.
Erica Malzer has been a professional educator in Irving for fifteen years. She has served as a teacher, interventionist, and academic specialist within the district. She recieved her master's degree in education from Lamar University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University. As a product of the Irving schools system, Ms. Malzer is excited and honored to serve the district that instilled in her a love of learning. She is honored to work with the students, staff, and families that make up this amazing community and she believes that early childhood education builds important skills for students to continue a love of learning for years to come.