Lee Elementary School

  • Rico

    Angel Rico



    I’m very pleased to serve as Principal of T.J. Lee Elementary school. This is an excellent school with wonderful students and outstanding staff.  


    I have a B.A. in Science and Math from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Masters in School Administration from New Mexico State University.


    My professional teaching endeavors in the educational field began when I started teaching in 1994.  I taught 6 years as a Kindergarten, First and 5th grade teacher in Ysleta Independent School District, I also served 6 years as an Assistant Principal in McKinney Texas and 8 years as an Assistant Principal in Irving School District.  Now I proudly serve as Principal at T.J. Lee and I hope to continue making a positive impact in students’ academic achievements and attainment to a long love for learning.


    I look forward to strong working relationships with families in this neighborhood as we continue to ensure academic excellence for all our T.J. Lee Lions.

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  • Brown Shannon Brown

    Assistant Principal 

    My name is Shannon Brown and I am one of the assistant principals at T.J. Lee Elementary.  I have always dreamed of being a teacher since I was a little girl. I have had the privilege of fulfilling this dream. This is my 21st year in education and I have loved each and every day on this journey. It is an honor to get to work with students on a daily basis and have the privilege to promote student success.


    I graduated from the Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma with my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.  I have had the opportunity to teach 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade in Duncanville ISD, Dallas ISD, and Irving ISD. In 2001, I began my career as a teacher in Irving ISD at A.S. Johnston. I also worked at Barton before helping to open Stipes Elementary in 2006.  After receiving my Master’s Degree in School Administration from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, I became a literacy coach and later a data analyst in Fort Worth ISD.  In 2013, I was excited to be able to return home to Irving ISD as an administrative liaison at Elliott Elementary.  This year I’m thrilled to be returning for a second year as an assistant principal at T.J. Lee Elementary. This is my 13th year to work for Irving ISD. 


    For the past 16 years I have lived in Irving and I am proud to call Irving my home. I am blessed to have two beautiful children, A.J. and Abby.  A.J. is a 9th grader and Abby is a 7th grader at Travis Middle School.   


    I look forward to building relationships and making a difference in the lives of our students, parents, teachers, and community members at T.J. Lee because T.J. Lee is a great place to be!

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  • Hooper Miya Hooper

    Assistant Principal

    My name is Miya Hooper and I am very excited to become a part of the T. J. Lee Elementary School family as an Assistant Principal. I am passionate, committed and dedicated to ensure student success. My educational philosophy is “I am not successful unless every student is successful.”


    I was born and raised in Dallas, TX and graduated from W. T. White High School. I attended Texas A&M University in College Station, TX where I received my B. S. in Sociology. My Master’s degree is in Educational Administration from Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, TX. I began my teaching career at Edgar Glover Elementary School where I taught Resource at Fort Bend ISD, in Houston, TX. I returned to Dallas in 2008 and started working in the Dallas Independent School District at Fransico “Pancho” Medrano Middle School and Emmett J. Conrad High School where I had the opportunity to serve as an Inclusion Teacher for ELA, Department Chair, Campus Instructional Leadership Team Member, and Mentor Teacher. My most recent assignment was in Central Staff as an Itinerant Teacher for Transition Services before coming to Irving ISD.


    I look forward to working with the faculty, staff, students, parents and the Lee community to ensure that everyone is equipped with the necessary tools to promote and foster student achievement.

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