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Principal’s Biographies


Mrs. Morrison tell us:


I have been in Education for over 10 years and received my Bachelor’s in Education from the University of North Texas in 2007. I received my Master’s degree in Administration from the University of Texas in Arlington in 2017. I taught for 6 years before becoming an administrator. I have also served as a 504 coordinator, the Testing Coordinator, and Assistant Principal.


Throughout my career as an educator, I have found that when students are actively engaged and feel safe, then their academic success rises. It is my goal and mission to make sure that students get to experience cooperative learning in a safe environment where they receive high-quality instruction. I want our students to experience success in all areas of life so we celebrate our students' successes including a new Student of the Month program and our positive office referral initiative.


On a personal note, I am married to the love of my life, Brad Morrison! I have 3 amazing “bonus” sons Jackson, Noah, and Bradley and a beautiful daughter Brooklyn. I also sing on the worship team at my church and my husband and I lead a small group in our home every week.


My vision for our school is:

"That we will be THE model and example for every school around us.That our students will lead others with their actions, attitudes, and words. They will ALL use the language of leadership and embody the 7 habits at school and at home. That our staff will communicate effectively with parents, students and community members in a way that builds relationships and bridges.That I will listen well, respond with wisdom in all situations, keep my emotions in check and use God’s word as my example to live by."


Please feel free to EMAIL Mrs. Morrison!


Mrs. Dowdy tell us...


I began my educational career in Dallas, TX as a preschool teacher at Children First Elementary Academy School. I spent a total of 10 years teaching in Dallas as a preschool and fourth grade teacher at both Children First Elementary Academy and Gateway Academy before starting my teaching career with TLCA. Over the next five years, I served as a third grade math and science teacher, before claiming my current position as Assistant Principal for Kinder through 5th at Texas Leadership of Arlington.


My educational experiences have afforded me the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of people in order to meet the common goal of increasing student achievement and well-being. My educational philosophy is based on my uncompromising belief that all students can learn when given the proper environment to showcase their true ability.


I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Arts and Science with a focus on Education from the University on North Texas (UNT) at Dallas in 2012. I returned to UNT at Dallas to receive my Master’s Degree in Education & Administration in 2014.


I have been blessed with two wonderful children, Loghan (8) and Riley (4), that fill my heart with love, joy and happiness every day. I have been married to my wonderful, handsome and patient husband, Dominique for 5 years. In my free time I like to work on my book that I am writing, spend time with family, catch a good movie and of course relax.


Mission: “create an environment that develops leaders and instills quality education.”

Vision: “To see students become leaders in all areas of life.”


Daily Inspiration - Phil. 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength!”


Feel free to EMAIL Mrs. Dowdy!

Biography Coming Soon!
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Mrs. Mandi McBain joined our Arlington campus of Texas Leadership Arlington in 2016 after serving at the Texas Leadership of Abilene campus. She has experience in teaching music and leadership; as well as first and second grade. She also served our students as the campus reading interventionist before becoming an Assistant Principal.


We asked Mrs. McBain to tell us a little more about herself and she shares:


“I grew up in SE Texas and North Carolina. I graduated from Brazosport High School in Freeport, TX and moved to the Metroplex in 2000. I attended TCC, received a BA from UNT in 2006, and my M.Ed. from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2017. My husband Bill and I have 5 children.


I believe in creating a safe environment where Leaders feel comfortable and are able to express themselves freely while having access to high quality academic instruction. My goal is that all of the children and families I serve know that they are loved each and every day. 


During my free time, I enjoy pedicures, watching classic movies, being outdoors, and spending time with my family and friends.”


Please feel free to EMAIL Mrs. McBain