Anabel Ibarra, Principal
Ms. Coughlin joined Irving ISD in 2010 as a Spanish teacher at Barbara Cardwell Career Preparatory Center, where she then transitioned to an Instructional Technology Specialist, before joining the administration team at Lady Bird Johnson Middle School. During her time in Irving ISD, she has led campus and district professional development, served on the Spanish, English and Social Studies curriculum writing teams, and presented at the Texas Behavior Support Conference on PBIS for at-risk students.
Ms. Coughlin was born and raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Her children and family attend Irving ISD and she is proud to both be a part of and serve the community. As a former English language learner and the first college graduate in her family, she is passionate about ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn and grow to be able to achieve their dreams. She is honored to serve as principal of Bowie Middle School and witness Bowie Nation foster lifelong learning, through positive relationships, accountability, and shared responsibility in the education process.
Lilian Orozco, Assistant Principal
Lilian Orozco is excited to join the Bowie team. Over the course of 14 years, Ms. Orozco served in several leadership roles including Assistant Principal, Administrative Liaison, AP Strategist, and AP Mentor. Ms. Orozco also taught AP US History for 10 years. Ms. Orozco holds a BA in History, a Principal Certificate from UT – Arlington, and a Master in Conflict Resolution from SMU.
Ms. Orozco strongly believes educators hold the most important job the world and, as a result, educators are charged with empowering students to believe in their abilities to grow, take risks, and make meaningful contributions to their communities.
Dr. Rick Garza, Assistant Principal
Hello Cub Nation! I am Dr. Garza and I am your 7th grade Assistant Principal. It’s hard to believe that I am starting my 25th year in education.
I started my educational career in Edinburg, Texas at Edinburg C.I.S.D. as a Special Education Campus Clerk. I’ve also served as a dual credit Criminal Justice teacher at Georgetown ISD – Georgetown High School, a Middle School Assistant Principal at Elgin ISD – Elgin Middle School, a High School Assistant Principal at Hays CISD – Lehman High School, an Elementary Principal at Promesa Public Schools - East Austin College Prep Elementary.
I earned my Bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Pan American (now known as UTRGV), I also attended Texas Tech University where I earned my Master's and Doctorate degrees in Educational Leadership.
I am looking forward to this amazing school year! TOGETHER - EVERY DAY, EVERY CUB: LEARNING, GROWING, ACHIEVING
Reginald Crittenden, Administrative Liaison
Mr. Reginald Crittenden has been a resident of Irving, TX for twenty-plus years with his wife, children, grandchildren, and mother. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, but most importantly he enjoys spending time with the Lord. Mr. Crittenden began pursuing his career in 1999 when he attended Paris Junior college and from there he moved on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Mr. Crittenden obtained his Master's degree from Grand Canyon University and immediately afterward obtain his principal certification from Lamar University. Mr. Crittenden has been in education for 17 years. He started substituting for Dallas, ISD and now he is an Administrator for Irving ISD. Mr. Crittenden knows that hard work pays off and believes that everyone is capable of learning as long as someone is willing to teach them.