Henry Taylor, Principal
Mr. Taylor is thrilled to be returning as the principal of Thomas Haley Elementary. He is committed to ensuring that every student reaches their fullest potential and is proud to announce that Thomas Haley was a “B” rated campus last year! The staff members at Thomas Haley strive to promote the academic, social and personal development of all of our Horned Frogs. Mr. Taylor looks forward to continuing his work with the students, parents, community members and the dedicated staff of the GREAT Thomas Haley Elementary School as we continue to Dream BIG and reach for our goal of becoming an “A” rated campus.
Mr. Taylor graduated from the University of New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in Human Performance and Health Promotion and obtained his Master of Education in Educational Administration from Lamar University. He has worked in Education for 18 years and had the pleasure of working with T.H.E. amazing Horned Frogs as assistant principal for three years before moving into his current role. He has also served as an assistant principal in Dallas ISD.
Mr. Taylor looks forward to working hand and hand with every member of the Thomas Haley community. His vision for all Horned Frogs is to achieve greatness and DREAM BIG!!!
Dr. Marco Hinojosa, Assisstant Principal
Dr. Marco A. Hinojosa has been impacting children in public education for 27 years. He has been a teacher, Instructional Coach, Assistant Principal, Principal and Central Office administrator. He joined Irving ISD in 2019, this will be his first year at Thomas Haley as Assistant Principal and is excited about joining our team. Dr. Hinojosa has learned first-hand what works and doesn’t work in schools. He is committed to providing a safe and orderly environment with high academic standards for ALL students to learn in to prepare them for a successful future. Dr. Hinojosa has the “can-do attitude” and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure students succeed.
Dr. Hinojosa has been blessed to be married to his beautiful wife Anita for 37 years! He has three children and six grandchildren and enjoys every single minute he can with them. Dr. Hinojosa received his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas. He looks forward to making a positive difference this school year in the lives of students, teachers and parents. Dr. Hinojosa will ensure to make every day count towards the academic growth of ALL students and is extremely excited to be a part of the Thomas Haley Horned Frogs TEAM!
Kanitha Atkinson, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Atkinson is ecstatic to join Thomas Haley Elementary as an Assistant Principal. She has been in education for 10 years. Her previous assignments include working as an elementary teacher, an Instructional Reading Coach, and an Assistant Principal Intern.
Mrs. Atkinson received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Howard Payne University and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Mrs. Atkinson also has earned her credentials in Educational Leadership from Lamar University.
Mrs. Atkinson began her tenure in Crowley ISD as an elementary special education reading and math teacher. During this time she used her talents to head many campus organizations, including a mentor program. After three years of working as a classroom educator, Mrs. Atkinson had the opportunity to serve as an Instructional Reading Coach. As a Reading Coach, she provided ongoing reading support to teachers and students by implementing standards-based methodologies with fidelity and facilitated numerous reading activities including yearly campus Reading night functions. In 2018 Mrs. Atkinson she left Crowley and went to HEB ISD, where she became a fifth grade reading teacher at South Euless Elementary and in 2021 she transitioned to an Assistant Principal Internship.