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Principal Biographies


MEET MRS. STANFORD | Principal to Elementary (Grades: Kinder - 5th)


Hello, everyone! My name is Jessica Stanford, and I am a native of Midland and a 1995 graduate of Lee High School. I have my Bachelor’s in Psychology and Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. I began my journey with TLCA as the school nurse in its first year. It did not take long before I felt led to become a certified teacher, and I began the process of alternative certification. Once I received my EC-6 and ESL certification, I accepted the opportunity to transition from being a school nurse to a classroom teacher. I have served TLCA as a 1st, 3rd, 4th-grade teacher, Reading Interventionist, Instructional Coach, and Assistant Principal.


Educating the whole person is my passion. I feel that this happens when you invest time to build relationships. TLCA has created the perfect environment for this to occur as it aligns with its mission, vision, and values. I am so fortunate to be able to serve alongside the students, parents, and staff of TLCA as we make a difference in our community.


I have been married to my husband, Jerry, for 20 years. Together we have three lovely young ladies: Daija, Desarea, and Destiny. We also have the most precious granddaughter Jeaslyn. As a family, we are very active in our church and community.


Feel free to EMAIL Mrs. Stanford



Meet Ms. Speed  |  Secondary Principal (Grades: 6-12th)


I am a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Midland. I hold an Associate’s Degree from Midland College in Substance Abuse Counseling. I also hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science from Lamar University and I am currently enrolled in the graduate program for Educational Leadership.


I have been at Texas Leadership of Midland since the second year we opened the campus and have taught Kinder, 4th, and Junior High Science. "Leader In Me" has been such an inspiration in my career and life. Passing on my passion for the 7 Habits to the kids and their parents is a great opportunity I have had at TLCA.


I am a native Midlander but have had the privilege to live in San Angelo, Odessa, El Paso, and Sweetwater, Texas.


I am blessed to raise my awesome and talented daughter, Leah.


Feel free to EMAIL Ms. Speed