Anabel Coughlin, 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! My name is Rick Garza and I am your 6th grade Assistant Principal. This academic year, I will be a proud member of the Social Studies and Electives PLCs. It’s hard to believe that I am starting my 24th year in education this year.
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), my Educational Leadership Master’s and Doctorate degree from Texas Tech University.
I am looking forward to collaborating with you as our Cubs transition back to the classroom. TOGETHER - EVERY DAY, EVERY CUB: LEARNING, GROWING, ACHIEVING.
Apryl White, Assistant Principal
Apryl White was born in Dallas and raised in Desoto, Texas. In 2010, Mrs. White earned her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Special Education endorsement from the University of North Texas. After serving as an Inclusion Teacher and Case Manager with Dallas ISD she joined Irving ISD as the Math Resource teacher and 8th grade Math Teacher at de Zavala Middle School. During this time, she served as a PLC lead, Math Co-Chair and New Teacher mentor, and was later promoted to the campus Digital Learning Coach. She also earned her Master of Education in Administration in 2019 from Lamar University with the Principal certification.
Mrs. White is committed to Learning, Growing & Achieving and is eager to serve Bowie in this new role as Administrator for the 7th Grade Team!