Anne Clark, Principal
After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Baylor University in 2001, Mrs. Clark joined Irving ISD as a classroom teacher at Brown Elementary School. While working at Brown, she taught a variety of grade levels. In 2006, Mrs. Clark earned a Masters of Science in Math Education from Stephen F. Austin University. This allowed her to transition out of the classroom and joined A.S. Johnston to serve as the Instructional Coach, Interventionist, and Academic Specialist.
Continuing to feed her desire to grow in educational leadership, she obtained her administration certificate through Stephen F. Austin University in 2016. Mrs. Clark then served the students, staff, and families as the Assistant Principal of Johnston Elementary.
Mrs. Clark is excited to continue her service to Irving ISD as the principal of Townley Elementary. Townley’s mascot is the Torchlighter, and what an incredible symbol that is! A Torchlighter illuminates during dark times. It provides guidance, hope, and leads the way.
Mrs. Clark shares, “Our students will shine academically and with their character. I look forward to our partnership as we shine as Townley Torchlighters.”
Mrs. Clark enjoys spending time with her husband, James, and her twin sons, Thomas and Jack. On the weekends, the Clarks can usually be found outside at a soccer game or working in the yard.
Amber Poe, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Poe was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. Mrs. Poe began her educational career in 2005 as a self-contained 6th grade teacher at Sauk Elementary in Matteson, Il. In 2012, she joined Irving ISD where she served as a 5th grade ELAR teacher, Reading Interventionist, and an Academic Specialist. Mrs. Poe is proud to have received her Bachelor’s degree at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Ok, and a Master’s degree in educational administration from Governor’s State University in Park Forest, Il.
Mrs. Poe is proud and grateful to begin her Assistant Principal career at Townley Elementary. She truly loves spending time with her family, watching her daughter play soccer, playing dinosaurs with her son, and working out with her husband. When Mrs. Poe wants to treat herself, her favorite indulgence is shopping. Mrs. Poe looks forward to growing as a person and a leader in the educational field.
Kim Rivera, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Rivera started her career twenty-nine years ago in El Paso, TX as a Kindergarten teacher for 3 years; a fourth-grade teacher for 12 years; and a Tech-Pilot for 10 years. After moving to the DFW area, she continued her career as an Instructional Technologist Specialist at Townley ES for 5 years, and as a Digital Learning Coach at Thomas Haley and Elliott ES for 1 year.
Mrs. Rivera received her bachelor’s degree in General Education with a minor in Reading, and a master’s degree in Instructional Leadership with a minor in Technology from The University of Texas at El Paso. She then received a second master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Sul Ross State University. In her spare time, Mrs. Rivera enjoys spending time with her husband, Alfredo, her son’s, Alan, Travis, and Tayler, her daughter, Heather…. but most of all, with her grandson Noah, “He is my reason WHY I’m a Nana and moved to be closer to him!”
Mrs. Rivera feels truly blessed to be serving as an Assistant Principal at Townley Elementary where she started in Irving. She looks forward to working with the exceptional and dedicated staff and community to build a positive climate where every child can reach their full potential!