Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Science, Public Health - Tulane University Master of Education, Education Leadership - University of North Texas at Dallas Bachelor of Science, Biology - Xavier University
Mrs. Angela West
Mrs. Angela West was born in a family of educators in Natchez, MS, where she graduated from high school. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology Degree from Xavier University, an HBCU, and a Master of Science in Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, both in New Orleans, LA. After moving to Dallas and teaching for several years, she obtained her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership at the University of North Texas in Dallas in 2008
Angela West began her educational career in the Dallas Independent School District in 1996 as a Biology teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School. Mrs. West spent 10 years teaching within the district as a Science teacher at both Woodrow Wilson High School and North Dallas High School, where she was Teacher of the Year in 2006, before being accepted into the UNT Pilot High School Leadership Program (Cohort 2) - a partnership with the Dallas Independent School District and the University of North Texas in Dallas.
While in the program, Mrs. West served as an Assistant Principal Intern/School Improvement Facilitator at W.W. Samuell High School for nearly a year, and was hired as an Assistant Principal, then soon after, the Dean of Instruction at Seagoville High School. Mrs. West served in this capacity for two years, and the work that she and her team led afforded the school the opportunity to move from an Academically Unacceptable Rating to an Academically Acceptable Rating in those two years.
Mrs. West began her principalship as the Principal at the Dallas Environmental Science Academy in the Dallas Independent School District in 2010. The campus earned Blue Ribbon Recognition in 2011 and carried the distinction for five consecutive years. In 2014, Mrs. West accepted the principalship at Raul Quintanilla, Sr., Middle School in the Dallas Independent School District and served for one year. Under Mrs. West's leadership, the campus moved from a "C" Rating to a "B" Rating. It earned six distinctions in Math, Science, Social Studies, Top 25% Student Progress, Top 25% Closing Performance Gaps, and Postsecondary Readiness.
In 2015, Mrs. West returned to Seagoville High School as the building principal, where they pioneered the first P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) in Texas and moved the campus from a "D" Rating to a "C" Rating. In 2017, she was the Feeder Principal of the Year and the Network Principal of the Year in 2018. While under her leadership, Seagoville High School earned distinctions in Science, Social Studies, and Comparative Academic Growth. Mrs. West proudly led Skyline Career Development Center, the Nation's First Magnet School and Dallas ISD's largest campus serving approximately 4,000 students and 425 staff members for two years. Among many accomplishments this year, Mrs. West is extremely proud of graduating Skyline's first ECHS cohort and 90% of the 2023 senior class earning a CCMR point. Last year, Mrs. West was named the Skyline Vertical Team Secondary Principal of the Year.
Mrs. West is passionate about learning and leading with excellence and equity in mind, building positive relationships that foster continuous growth, and supporting campus leaders, teachers, staff, and students so that they can exceed their potential. She believes in the power of a "village" and grounds her work in bridging connections among school, home, and the community.
Mrs. West desires to create a long-lasting impact within the Dallas Independent School District, where she has served for 26 years - equipping students, teachers, campus leaders, and learning communities to combat poverty through education, achievement, empowerment, and character.