A familiar face. Christine Ruiz, previously an assistant principal at the school, is the school’s new principal.
Prior to her time at Barton, Ruiz worked as a Title I academic specialist at Townsell Elementary School and spent 12 years at Brown Elementary School as a bilingual teacher and K-2 literacy specialist.
In addition to her 16 years of service as an educator and administrator, she is also a proud product of the district attending Schulze Elementary, Bowie Middle and Nimitz High schools.
Danaya Nabritt, Assistant Principal
In 2009 Mrs. Danaya Nabritt began her educational career with Oklahoma City Public Schools where she served as a teacher and remedial specialist. In 2013 she moved to Texas and worked in Dallas ISD before joining the Irving ISD family. Prior to her current role as Assistant Principal, she served as the Academic Specialist at J.O. Davis Elementary.
Mrs. Nabritt is a proud HBCU graduate that earned her bachelor’s degree from Langston University. There she realized the meaning of "Service to All Mankind" which she attributes to her service within her beloved sisterhood Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She later received her principal certification and M.Ed in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Mrs. Nabritt leads with a servant’s heart and believes servant leadership not only benefits her staff, but all educational stakeholders at Barton Elementary.
“The boat won’t go if we all don’t row” – author unknown
Jesus Rayas, Assistant Principal
Mr. Rayas is very excited to join the Barton Elementary community as an Assistant Principal. Mr. Rayas was born in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. He relocated to Texas to pursue his studies in education and leadership in 2001.
Mr. Rayas earned his Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas Women’s University and his Master’s in School Administration from Lamar University. Mr. Rayas began his career as a teacher assistant in Dallas ISD but considers Irving ISD his home. He taught various grade levels at Farine Elementary for 6 years, before becoming the Academic Specialist at Brandenburg Elementary. Mr. Rayas has also taught several grade levels in Taiwan.
When Mr. Rayas is not on campus, he enjoys building things and tinkering with everything that has to do with technology.