Location: 901 N. Britain Rd., Irving, TX 75061
Phone: (972) 600-3700
Fax: (972) 554-3749
Year Established: 1999
Colors: Purple, White, and Gold
Pierce Early Childhood School exists to support each child’s academic, social, emotional and ethical development for lifelong success. #EveryPandaEveryDay
To equip students for lifelong success, we envision a school in which staff:
Pursue continuous professional growth through collaboration and professional development
Continually assess, monitor feedback and reflect on student data to ensure progress for all students
Provide engaging learning experiences
- Build the student's foundation at their personal level of need, based on differentiation and awareness
To Achieve the shared vision of our school, Pierce Early Childhood staff have made the following commitments:
We will provide a consistent environment that recognizes and accepts the students’ academic, social emotional, and cultural needs.
We will commit to creating a positive culture that fosters relationships among all stakeholders.
Within our Teams, we will support each other with honesty, an open mind, and a positive mindset.
We will model positive attitudes, values and ethics.
We will learn and understand our students’ backgrounds and treat them as individuals.
We will commit to embrace change with a focus on what we can control.
Schoolwide Instructional Focus
At Pierce Early Childhood, we will support all students in developing emergent literacy skills.
History of Pierce Early Childhood School
Dr. Robert Pierce
The best description anyone ever gave about Dr. Robert Pierce was "Irving's Will Rogers." He was a kind and gentle soul, exactly as you'd want your doctor to be, who never forgot the meaning of a house call, and who always arrived with smiles and quips in hand.
Bob and his wife, Dana, had three children-Jeff, Denise, and Craig, and 7 grandchildren. They moved to Irving in 1958.
A graduate of Southern Methodist University and Southwestern Medical School, Bob practiced family medicine in Irving for over 38 years. He also served as Chief of staff of the Irving Healthcare System.
Bob's dedication to serving the community was reflected by his accomplishments: Chairman, Western Star District of the Boy Scouts of America; Director, Irving Intervention Center; Director, Irving Schools Foundation, Past President, Irving Rotary Club; Past Chairman of the Board, Irving Chamber of Commerce; and he was the football team doctor for Irving High School for 25 years.
A past President of the Irving Independent School District Board of Trustees, Bob was elected to the Board in 1977 and re-elected in 1980. He served on the joint City/School/Community College Advisory Board. He was appointed by the Irving City Council to the Planning and Zoning Commission in 1986. In April 1987, he was elected Mayor of Irving where he served two terms. In 1995 he was elected to serve on the Irving City Council.
Bob's voluntary service in the community was noted when he was presented the Exchange Club’s Book of Golden Deeds award. The Irving chapter of the American Cancer Society presented him with the Lars Ehnesbuske Award for outstanding service to the community in 1995. He was also awarded the District Award of Merit by the Western Star District of the Boy Scouts of America. Additionally, Bob served two terms as the District Governor’s Representative for Rotary International.
Perhaps Dr. Pierce's most visible service came in his time as Mayor of Irving. During his tenure, economic development was a top priority. His tenure saw the relocation of GTE and Exxon to Irving.
Following Dr. Pierce's death in 1997 after a lengthy illness, the Irving Friendship Foundation created the Dr. Pierce Memorial Scholarship program. The scholarship is awarded for academic excellence, school and community service, and good character.