• Our Administrators

  • Principal Melissa Rincon

    Principal Rincon graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington, then earned her master’s degree in education leadership at Tarleton State University. During her education career, Principal Rincon taught English at North Side High School, served as an academic coordinator at Dunbar High School, and an assistant principal at Polytechnic High School and North Side High School. As a first-year principal, her goal is to work collaboratively and build capacity among teachers and staff, and to focus on student learning.  

    Principal Rincon works to help campuses achieve growth benchmarks through collective, team-based approaches, communication, and thorough planning. She is excited to lead William James and believes the William James community has rich traditions, resiliency and a history of excellence.  

    When not working, Principal Rincon enjoys spending time with her family. Her daughter, Maddie, is a freshman at Baylor University and her daughter, Ella, is a sophomore at I.M. Terrell High School in Fort Worth.  Her hobbies include traveling, reading, and working with her husband, Enrique, in real estate.  

  • Dr. Olawale Rotimi

    I am excited about this post-Covid era at William James Middle School. I have been a FWISD educator for 20 years. My wife is also an educator and we have two wonderful children.  

    I spent some of my childhood years in the Poly Community before going back to Nigeria in the 8th grade. I later returned to the community to attend Texas Wesleyan University. I feel a strong connection to the community. 

    Working with our students is my passion. I am blessed to have the opportunity to work in the trenches every day so I can positively impact the lives of children. Expectations for them must be high. Giving-up on them is never an option. We will never give up on our own children. The key is getting them to be intrinsically motivated-both in school and life.

    Dr. Rotimi is available for Parent Meetings from 1:30-3:00 PM daily.  Please fill out a request form in the Main Office for a meeting.

  • Sandra Saenz

    Ms. Saenz joined the William James Middle School team in 2021.  She is currently the administrator for sixth grade and oversees the buses.  We are grateful for her professionalism and commitment to students and staff.