• Our Principal...

    Alessandra Mercon

    It is with great humility and joy I greet you as the new principal of William B. Travis Academy/Vanguard for the Academically Talented and Gifted! I am thrilled to join a school where there is such a strong tradition of setting high standards for students through rigorous instruction, exemplary programming, and a wide range of diverse opportunities. With such a bold and consistent tradition and commitment to nurturing life-long learners, I am excited to commence in my support of these efforts, and join the TEAM that makes the magic at Travis!! 

    Prior to my new role as principal, I have spent my entire career in Dallas ISD as a classroom teacher and administrator leading schools. In my most recent tenure as an assistant principal at Woodrow Wilson High School,  I served students and staff in the IB program as well as in the comprehensive high school track. At every stop of my educational journey, my top priority has always been to ensure each student’s experience is one which enhances their academic, social, and emotional development. Working shoulder to shoulder with Team members, I’ve helped establish systems to ensure the pursuit of my highest standard, equity and excellence for all.

    As the new principal, I truly believe the success of Travis TAG is dependent on the strength of ALL stakeholders in our community.  Thus, I sincerely look forward to connecting with each and every one of you as soon as possible!  Please reach out with your ideas, questions, and concerns, as together we will work to maintain our established excellence, while striving to new heights at Travis TAG!



         Assistant Principal

         Twinda Williams










        Nate Smith