Lesley Rhodes

Principal - Lesley Maroney

Lesley Maroney received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville (Pig Sooiiieee) and her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Arlington. She holds the following certifications: Elementary Education, Principal, Master Reading Teacher, Reading Specialist, English as a Second Language, and Superintendent.

Prior to becoming the principal of James and Barbara Adams Elementary, she served in the following capacities as an educator: Elementary Teacher; District Reading Coordinator; Educational Consultant in nine states; High School Assistant Principal; and High School Dean of Instruction. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Ms. Maroney desires to create a learning environment that has an unshakeable focus on student learning and community engagement. Her priority has always been to provide students with an education that prepares them to excel academically and socially.

Assistant Principal - Nathan Tave

Hello, my name is Nathan Tave and this will be my 13th year in education. I started my career teaching Social Studies at Fort Worth Dunbar Middle School and from there taught at the Dallas Can Academy. I served as Dean of Students for Uplift Education Hampton Preparatory, and later transitioned to a 3rd grade teacher at Thomas Haley Elementary School in Irving I.S.D. Most recently, I was a 6th grade Social Studies teacher at Thomas Edison Middle School in Dallas I.S.D.  This will be my first year at James and Barbara Adams Elementary School to serve as Assistant Principal. I am really excited to work with the great students and families of James and Barbara Adams Elementary School.

I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Jarvis Christian College. I also hold a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University in Austin Texas.  I do consider myself a life-long learner.

I reside here in the area with my wife Shaylea and my son Ethan. I am truly honored about getting the chance to come back home to AISD, as I am a proud graduate from Arlington High School. I look forward to serving the Adams community.

Dean of Instruction - Shelley Davidson