Mary Dunlevy, currently principal at Brookman Elementary in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada, has been named principal of E.P. Rayzor Elementary School in Lantana.
Dunlevy is taking the place of Dr. Happy Carrico, who has been named principal of Newton Rayzor Elementary School in Denton.
While serving as principal in Nevada, Dunlevy served as a member of the state’s restructuring team.
She was principal from 2004 to 2008 at Seven Hills Elementary in Northwest ISD in Denton County, where she was also dean of instruction for four years.
Dunlevy served as a teacher at Haslet Elementary in Northwest ISD for four years and was a special education and resource teacher in Birdville ISD in Tarrant County for seven years.
She received her bachelors degree in special education from Texas Woman’s University in Denton and her master’s in educational administration from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX.
She served on the Board of Directors for Community in Schools of North Texas and is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
At E.P. Rayzor, Dr. Carrico took the school from a Recognized campus to an Exemplary one, a rating the school has attained from the Texas Education Agency for the past four years.
Dr. Carrico and E.P. Rayzor are featured in two books written by Tony Stead, “Reality Checks: Teaching Reading Comprehension with Nonfiction, K-5” and “Good Choice.” She has co-authored “Linking Assessment to Reading Comprehension Instruction: A Framework for Actively Engaging Literacy Learners, K-8.”
She currently is writing a second book on mentoring teachers.
In a letter to her students, Dr. Carrico said that the decision to move on was a tough one but it will help her with a career goal.
“It is hard when you are happy and another opportunity presents itself, but, as many of you know, I wish to be a Superintendent one day and this school will give me an opportunity to understand a school with different strengths and needs,” said Carrico.