3700 Pleasant Run Rd.
Irving, TX 75038
At Townsell, we will ensure that every student learns at high levels and grows academically and socially in a safe environment to become critical thinkers.
At Townsell, we envision a school in which staff personally commits to:
- Working in positive and interdependent collaborative teams
- Seeking and delivering high impact instructional strategies for improving student learning
- Effectively monitoring each student’s progress frequently
Jackie Mae Townsell Elementary recognizes that a child’s education is a duty that is shared by the school and family. In order for our children to succeed, it is vital for all stakeholders to work together in a partnership.
History of Townsell Elementary School
Jackie Mae Townsell was born in Dallas on April 7, 1936. As a young girl she moved to Bear Creek, a historic settlement founded by slaves in 1850, which became her treasured lifelong home. Mrs. Townsell sought to make a difference throughout her years, spearheading an effort in the 1960s to annex Bear Creek into the City of Irving. In 1977, she became a member of the Irving City Council. During her illustrious tenure in city government, Mrs. Townsell supported initiatives to help those in need and Irving at large by calling for health care for low-income mothers, promoting parks and libraries, and advocating community block grants. Mrs. Townsell passed away October 17, 2002. After her death, the Irving ISD choose to honor her memory and contributions by naming a school after her which opened in 2003.