Principal: Barbara Ozuna
Barbara Ozuna holds a bachelor's degree in history from Texas Christian University and a master's degree in history from the University of North Texas. She taught 8th grade US History and 6th grade world cultures at William James Middle School before moving to Paschal High School where she taught AP World History, AP European History, AP Human Geography, and Pre-AP World Geography. She began the AP World History program for the Fort Worth school district in 2001, serves as a College Board consultant in World History and was active in the AP World History reading. In 2008, Barbara became the academic coordinator at Paschal under the tutelage of Mr. John Hamilton. In 2013, she became an assistant principal and the dean of instruction, overseeing curricular implementation in English, social studies, and world languages. She also works with counselors on course sequencing and scheduling and with advanced academics on vertical articulation between AP and pre-AP courses. Occasionally, Barbara still gets to feel like she is a mom to two kids who are working and going to college. She and her husband, Rene, look forward to the times everyone is together.
It is a great joy to be the principal of McLean Middle School. Since Mrs. Ozuna matriculated through McLean in the early 80’s it feels like being home. The mission of McLean’s faculty, staff, and administration is to maximize learning of all students and to help mold our 7th and 8th graders into happy, healthy, responsible students and community members.
Assistant Principal (A-G): Jessica Leavitt
Welcome to McLean MS, I am thankful for my return to the Cardinal Way!
This is my 12th year working in FWISD, although if you count my time as a substitute teacher I am beginning my 14th year with the district. I grew up in Fort Worth, attended Luella Merritt Ele. and Leonard MS, but then completed high school at Crowley HS. It was at Crowley HS that I meet Mrs. Hall, who inspired me to become a math teacher. At Tarrant County College, I acquired the beginning credits towards my degree. Then transferred to Texas Christian University (TCU) to complete my Bachelor of Science in Middle School Mathematics Education. J.P. Elder MS, Wedgwood 6th, and McLean MS were all places I called home while teaching students about 6th through 8th grade mathematics.
During my last year teaching at McLean (2015-16), I was blessed to be selected as a Morris Fellow for Cohort III at Texas Christian University to obtain my Masters in Educational Leadership. Last school year (2016-17), I completed my principal internship as an Aspiring Principal Resident at J. Martin Jacquet Middle School in FWISD. I am grateful for my experience at Jacquet and feel well prepared and equipped to be your Assistant Principal at McLean MS.
I am married, have two boys, and enjoy singing, reading, and spending time with my family. McLean is a big part of my family, my husband and oldest son attend school here and my youngest will be here very soon. I am blessed to be back in a community I hold so dear to my heart.
Assistant Principal (H-O): DeAndrea Bivens
It is my pleasure to serve as the (H-O), Assistant Principal here at McLean Middle School. I am from Fort Worth, TX and a graduate of Fort Worth ISD. I am a proud alumnus of Texas Woman’s University where I received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mathematics. I began teaching in 2005 and I taught Middle School Math for 7 years. While teaching, I completed my Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Arlington and my Principal Certification from Lamar University. After completing my Masters, I became a Math Specialist in Everman ISD and returned to Fort Worth ISD as a Math Network Specialist and Instructional Coach. I am the wife of the best husband in the world D’Juan Bivens and the proud mother of my DeVonn(daughter) and D’Juan II(son).
I look forward to serving the McLean Middle School staff, students, parents and community this school year! Remember-You Matter at McLean Middle School.
Ready to serve,
Assistant Principal (P-Z): Tim Nors
I graduated from Texas A&M in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and from U.T. Arlington in 1999 with a Master’s degree in Education and Teaching. This is my 16th year as assistant principal in Fort Worth ISD and my 15th year at McLean. I was a teacher for 5 years in West ISD and 3 years in Fort Worth ISD before I became an assistant principal.
My wife, Kathy, is a certified substitute teacher in Fort Worth ISD and both of my children attend Fort Worth ISD schools. Me and my family spend all of our spare time together doing a variety of activities such as swimming and riding bikes or watching the Rangers, Cowboys, Aggies, and NASCAR. We also enjoy watching our children participate in Tae Kwon Do and going out to eat together.
I believe our goal in education should be to prepare our children for their future, not our past.