Principal Melissa Bryan
Melissa Bryan is proud to be a native of Fort Worth and a product of the Fort Worth ISD. She attended South Hi Mount Elementary, Stripling Middle School and graduated from Arlington Heights High School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Auburn University. She continued her studies in educational administration at the University of Texas at Arlington and graduated with her masters in educational administration. Most recently, she completed a doctorate of education in educational leadership and policy studies at Tarleton State University. Dr. Bryan has been a featured speaker at the district and state level. She also participated in the Urban Schools Leadership Institute at Harvard University.
Dr. Bryan is in her 23rd year of service for the Fort Worth ISD. After completing her student teaching in Perth, Australia, she taught at Benbrook Elementary for seven years. Dr. Bryan served for three years as the assistant principal at Sam Rosen Elementary before being appointed principal at Luella Merrett Elementary in 2006. In 2015, she was appointed principal of McLean Middle School. In 2017, she made the decision to go back to where her heart is; serving at the elementary she attended as a child, South Hi Mount.
Dr. Bryan and her husband, Robert, are the parents of two lovable yellow Labrador retrievers named Aubie (the Tiger) and Herbie (the Husker). Aubie & Herbie are retired therapy dogs that worked with children in schools for 9 years. In her spare time her hobbies include cooking, reading, off-roading, and watching sports. She especially loves college football where she is a die-hard Nebraska Cornhusker (for her husband) and Auburn Tiger fan.
Tivia L. Devonish
Tivia L. Devonish, has been an educator for over 18 years; 11 of those years have been spent as an administrator in Fort Worth ISD. Hailing from Dallas ISD, Ms. Devonish taught 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th grade science, math and writing.
Ms. Devonish attended Texas A&M Commerce where she double majored receiving her B.S. degree in Sociology and Counseling/Guidance. She continued her educational endeavors receiving her first Master's in Elementary Ed., and the second in Education Administration. Her educational passion is equipping teachers, students and parents with the social emotional support necessary to successfully develop the whole child.Ms. Devonish has a son, Julian and daughter, JaySah, a Yorkie named Spanky and she loves motorcycles, fast cars, music and laughter!I am Proud to be a COLT!!!!