Rachel Morton, Principal
Principal Rachel Morton is entering her first year as the leader of Elliott Elementary. She grew up in West Texas, and obtained her Bachelor's degree from West Texas A&M, in Canyon. After graduation, she moved to the Dallas area to begin teaching. It is in Dallas she meet and married her husband Michael, and they enjoy watching their son play soccer! "Our weekends are spent on the soccer field. If I do get a free weekend, then I like to binge Netflix!"
Principal Morton spent 13 years in Grand Prairie, as a classroom teacher, strategist, and Instructional Coach. In that time, she earned her master’s degree from Texas A&M-Commerce. After her years in Grand Prairie, she decided it was time to learn and grow with another district, and that is when I came on with Irving!
Principal Morton spent one year at Keyes Elementary as the Academic Specialist, and then moved to Farine Elementary for 5 years, as one of the Assistant Principals. June 2021, she accepted the opportunity to serve at Elliott! "I’m honored to be here and look forward to building a partnership with you, so your child is successful!" Mrs. Morton thanks you for instilling your trust in her and the staff, as we work to provide a safe and engaging environment for every Eagle!
Curtisha Maye, Assistant Principal
Curtisha Maye is a graduate of the University of Houston Clear Lake. This will be her third year as an Assistant Principal at Elliott Elementary. She is looking forward to continuing to work with the Elliott community to ensure student success and to provide students with the foundational skills needed to begin their journey towards becoming college and/or career ready. It has been her life-long goal to inspire students to exceed expectations and to equip them to become critical and creative thinkers who use reflection as an opportunity to continue growing. She began actively working towards this goal 17 years ago. However, the desire to create this goal began when she was in her senior year of high school as she observed several students learn they did not meet the state requirements to graduate. It was heart-breaking to witness the distress they experienced and she wondered if they had received the best opportunity to ensure their success. Throughout the years, she studied trends that led to student failure and began implementing best practices within her own classroom to increase student understanding and to facilitate higher-order thinking. One of the most important things she learned was the significance of working positively and interdependently with others. With your help, her hope is students will truly understand what the phrase "anything is possible" means because they will have experienced authentic success.
Donald Delgado, Assistant Principal
Dana Delgado is beginning his second year as an Assistant Principal. Mr. Delgado taught for sixteen years at the elementary school level. He served as a bilingual reading, language arts, social studies, math and science teacher for 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 6th
Mr. Delgado received an associate degree in music from South Plains College, a Bachelor of Arts in music from Texas Tech University, a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of Dallas, and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. He believes that “all” children deserve a high-quality compassionate education. In his experience, he never met a child who didn’t want to succeed. He is a strong believer in “it takes a village”. Mr. Delgado finds every opportunity to guide students to be their best self.