Linda Torres-Rangel Named Director of Language and Parent Services
Linda Torres-Rangel, currently the State and Federal Programs Compliance Coordinator for Irving ISD, has been named Director of Language and Parent Services effective September 2.
As Director of Language and Parent Services, Torres-Rangel will oversee the district’s newly-developed Newcomer Academy, language testing services and the student and family engagement programs. “This is a combination of roles that has been developed to create a leaner, more efficient and effective organizational structure,” explains Superintendent Jose L. Parra, Ed.D.
This is an opportunity Torres-Rangel welcomes. “We must take a family approach to learning,” she explains. “We need to better educate our families and I have been able to have an impact in the lives of children by promoting a desire for academic success as well as developing positive relations with parents and staff.”
“Mrs. Torres-Rangel has an established record of strong administrative leadership in Irving ISD,” says Associate Superintendent of Academic Services Adam Grinage, Ed.D. “Her passion for serving students and families through language and educational support has been critical to the success of students in this district. She is unwavering in her focus on student support systems and student success. Because of that, I am confident she will continue providing the best opportunities for our students and families as the director of language and parent services.”
With 12 years of experience in Irving ISD and 18 years total in public education, Torres-Rangel has worked as a bilingual teacher, counselor, assistant principal and the coordinator of state and federal compliance.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in counseling from Texas A&M University Commerce.