• PRINCIPAL: Troy Langston, troy.langston@fwisd.org


    Mr. Langston has been a professional educator for 24 years. He grew up in the Diamond Hill area of Fort Worth and attended M.H. Moore Elementary, S.S. Dillow Elementary, and the High School for Science and Engineering Professions at P.L Dunbar High School.  Mr. Langston earned a BA in Anthropology from UTA, a BS in Zoology from UT Austin, and a MEd from UTA.  He taught Biology, Chemistry, and Advanced Placement Biology for eleven years at Carter Riverside High School and served as Assistant Principal at P.L. Dunbar High School for four years before helping to found The Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences. In the seven years that Mr. Langston led TABS, it  became one of Texas’ highest achieving schools.  Mr. Langston is excited about his third year here at Dear Old Paschal, working at Fort Worth's oldest and largest high school and serving our students.  




    Carlos Mendoza, Carlos.mendoza1@fwisd.org, 817-814-5013 

    This is Mr. Mendoza's first year at Paschal. Mr. Mendoza is a Fort Worth native and a Fort Worth ISD graduate. He holds an undergraduate degree from Texas Wesleyan University and he received his Master's degree from Texas A&M University. His career has spanned nearly 26 years in total and has taken on many leadership roles. He has been a teacher assistant, General and Bilingual classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, and has most recently served the district as the Staffing Director of Human Capital Management. Mr. Mendoza is returning to the campus as he feels that his time is best utilized when he works directly with students and their families to create opportunities for kids to learn and grow. Mr. Mendoza urges all Paschal students and families to reach out to him with questions, concerns, and ideas. He is here to HELP y se habla Español.


    Jennifer Pate, jennifer.pate@fwisd.org, 817-814-5014

    Ms. Pate was a high school English teacher and AVID coordinator before joining the Paschal administrative team this year.   Ms. Pate was born and raised the mid-cities area and has been in education for 20 years. She earned her BS in Education from Stephen F. Austin- where she focused on Kinesiology and English as a Second Language. She later earned her Masters in Educational Leadership from Western Governors University while living in New Mexico working with incarcerated high school dropouts. As much as she enjoyed teaching in corrections, Ms. Pate couldn’t wait to get back home to Texas. This is Ms. Pate’s 7th year in FWISD,second at Paschal, with 5 years being at Marine Creek Collegiate HS. This year, she will be the Dean of Instruction for the English, AVID, and Visual Arts departments and working with 10th grade discipline. She is Proud to be a Paschal Panther!


    Tracy Smith  

    Tracy Smith, tracy.smith@fwisd.org, 817-814-5012

    Ms. Smith has been in the R.L. Paschal pyramid for 8 years.  She grew up in Israel and Taiwan until her senior year when she moved to the metroplex.  She earned her BA in Math and Science and her MEd in Leadership and Policy Studies from UTA. This year Ms. Smith's list of duties include 11th and 12th grade discipline , Counseling, Attendance recovery, Dean of Instruction for Math and CTE, Advanced Academics and PASS week. 



     Ben Swanson, benjamin.swanson@fwisd.org, 817-814-5016

    Mr. Swanson has been an educator in FWISD for more than ten years.  He served as teacher and assistant principal at Eastern Hills High School for 9 years prior to joining the Paschal team in 2018. His list of duties this year includes 10th grade discipline, Dean of Instruction for Special Education, JROTC, Health and PE, safety and security, as well as support for our athletics programs.


     Randy Young

    Randy Young, randy.young@fwisd.org, 817-814-5015

    Mr. Young has served students in FWISD for nearly 20 years.  He was a science teacher at Northside HS, and has been an assistant principal at several high schools.  This year his duties include Dean of Instruction for World Languages and Social Studies, 9th grade transition "fish" camp and 9th grade discipline.