Carolyn Lee

Principal Carolyn Lee

I could not be more thrilled to serve the staff, students, and parents at Back Elementary as the Principal!

I am a product of GISD schools, and have spent my entire career in Garland ISD. I started my career as a 2nd grade long term substitute at Carver Elementary. I then taught 5th grade at Toler Elementary and Davis Elementary. After 7 years as a classroom teacher, I went to serve as the AVID Elementary Specialist, where I supported 39 elementary schools in GISD with the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program. For the past 4 years, I have served as the Assistant Principal at Davis Elementary. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M and my Masters in Educational Leadership from Southern Methodist University (SMU). 

I look forward to partnering with the dedicated staff and community at Back Elementary to continue to provide the very best educational environment for each of our students. I am also eager to collaborate with you as we work together to ensure success for every child, every day. At Back, our greatest responsibility is to work together to provide differentiated learning that inspires and challenges all students. Together, we will provide students with engaging opportunities to grow, learn and reach their full potential.

I look forward to making this the best school year yet!

Assistant Principal

Teresa Kinney

Assistant Principal Teresa Kinney

Hello, I am Teresa Kinney and I am beyond excited to be the Assistant Principal at Back Elementary. Back is a brilliant gem in Garland ISD. Prior to Back my educational experience included: Assistant Principal at Sellers Middle School, Interventionist at Stephens Elementary, special education teacher, substitute teacher for GISD (mainly at Jackson Technology Center for Math and Science), and computer literacy at Mineral Wells Junior High where I was also the spirit team coach. My experience beyond the educational realm also involves serving as an Executive Leader for a large corporation. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Business from Texas Tech University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M Commerce. When I am not at school, I spend most of my time reading, cooking or with my family. I have a large passion for basketball and tennis. Bulldogs, get ready for a fun filled adventure! I want to assist each of you to take ownership of your learning in order that you can soar to new heights.