Principal Julie Moynihan
Born and raised in Oklahoma and Kansas, Mrs. Moynihan says she is the full embodiment of the saying, “I wasn’t born in Texas, but got here as soon as I could.” She arrived in Fort Worth shortly after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Wichita State University in Wichita, KS.
Mrs. Moynihan taught fourth grade at South Hi Mount Elementary and Mary Louise Phillips before participating in Fort Worth ISD’s Aspiring Principal Program where she received her a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. After completed her one-year administrative residency at E.M. Daggett Elementary, she served a year as the District Data Analyst for the Learning Network of Fort Worth ISD.
Mrs. Moynihan served as assistant principal of Cesar Chavez Elementary for three years before being named principal of West Handley Elementary in 2016. She currently resides in Fort Worth with her husband Mike. Her son and daughter are both college students and are the proud products of FWISD.
Mrs. Moynihan loves students and believes every day is a new adventure and an opportunity to learn something new. In every role of life, she strives to be fair, compassionate and inspires others around her to be better than they were the day before. She firmly believes that EVERY child is WONDERFULLY made for a PURPOSE and it is our role as educators to help students attain that purpose.