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Northeast Times | October 17, 2021

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Rick Nolly Named Director of Campus Operations and Attendance Initiatives

Rick Nolly Named Director of Campus Operations and Attendance Initiatives

Superintendent of Schools Jose L. Parra, Ed.D. announced Rick Nolly as the new director of campus operations and attendance initiatives. Nolly is currently the principal of the Secondary Reassignment Center (SRC) and Wheeler Transitional Development Center. He will continue to oversee the SRC through the end of the year and assist with the transition of the new principal.

“I am honored to be selected to serve as director of campus operations and attendance Initiatives for the students, staff and community of Irving ISD,” says Nolly. “I look forward to continuing my service and support by working hard and meeting all the opportunities that come with the position with a focused and determined growth mindset.”

Nolly is a highly experienced educator, devoted to guiding and nurturing students using a unique combination of teaching, coaching and mentoring experience to ensure students are equipped with the essential proficiencies required of today’s workforce and higher education institutions.

“Mr. Nolly has served the Irving ISD well in many capacities over the years. His experience as a campus principal at the middle and high school levels, as well as at the Secondary Reassignment Center, make him uniquely qualified to serve the students, parents and staff as the director for campus operations and attendance initiatives,” says Associate Superintendent of Academic Services Adam Grinage, Ed.D.

Prior to his principalship at the SRC, Nolly served as interim principal of Bowie Middle School for the first half of the 2013-2014 school year, principal of Nimitz High School from 2008 to 2012, principal of Sam Houston Middle School from 2004 to 2008 and vice principal of Irving High School from 2002 to 2004. Nolly also served MacArthur High School as an assistant coach from 1998 to 2002. Prior to his employment in Irving ISD, Nolly was a teacher and assistant coach at various schools in Fort Worth ISD, Garland ISD and Ralls ISD near Lubbock. Nolly earned a Master of Science in educational administration from Texas A&M-Commerce and a Bachelor of Science in physical education and English from McMurry University in Abilene.