Amber Poe, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Poe was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. Mrs. Poe began her educational career in 2005 as a self-contained 6th grade teacher at Sauk Elementary in Matteson, Il. In 2012, she joined Irving ISD where she served as a 5th grade ELAR teacher, Reading Interventionist, and an Academic Specialist. Mrs. Poe is proud to have received her Bachelor’s degree at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Ok, and a Master’s degree in educational administration from Governor’s State University in Park Forest, Il.
Mrs. Poe is proud and grateful to begin her Assistant Principal career at Townley Elementary. She truly loves spending time with her family, watching her daughter play soccer, playing dinosaurs with her son, and working out with her husband. When Mrs. Poe wants to treat herself, her favorite indulgence is shopping. Mrs. Poe looks forward to growing as a person and a leader in the educational field.
Kim Rivera, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Rivera started her career twenty-nine years ago in El Paso, TX as a Kindergarten teacher for 3 years; a fourth-grade teacher for 12 years; and a Tech-Pilot for 10 years. After moving to the DFW area, she continued her career as an Instructional Technologist Specialist at Townley ES for 5 years, and as a Digital Learning Coach at Thomas Haley and Elliott ES for 1 year.
Mrs. Rivera received her bachelor’s degree in General Education with a minor in Reading, and a master’s degree in Instructional Leadership with a minor in Technology from The University of Texas at El Paso. She then received a second master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Sul Ross State University. In her spare time, Mrs. Rivera enjoys spending time with her husband, Alfredo, her son’s, Alan, Travis, and Tayler, her daughter, Heather…. but most of all, with her grandson Noah, “He is my reason WHY I’m a Nana and moved to be closer to him!”
Mrs. Rivera feels truly blessed to be serving as an Assistant Principal at Townley Elementary where she started in Irving. She looks forward to working with the exceptional and dedicated staff and community to build a positive climate where every child can reach their full potential!
Liz Munoz, Principal
Ms. Munoz is honored and humbled to serve as Principal for Townley Elementary, where Torchlighters are ONE Team with ONE Focus. She is the mother of a beautiful daughter and Yorkies named Bella, Koda and Princess Dottie, who are also a part of her family. Her daughter has been attending an IISD school in which she participates in the Dual-Language program in order to continue working to become proficient in both English and Spanish. Ms. Munoz believes ALL students can and will learn. Her main priority at Townley is student achievement and continued improvement of instruction.
She has been in education since 1996. Thirteen of those years were as a classroom teacher. She received her undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University and a Masters in Educational Administration from Texas Woman’s University.
She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, going to the movies and always having dessert before her meal!
She looks forward meeting each one of you and working with you this upcoming school year. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to contact her by email or contacting me in my office.