Ms. Smith has been a dedicated teacher, administrator, and director in FWISD for over 42 years. Originally from southern California, Ms. Smith earned her undergraduate degree in Education from TCU. She loved Fort Worth so much that she decided to stay! She went on to earn her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Texas. Ms. Smith is proud to represent the outstanding students, staff, and community members of Tanglewood. In her spare time, she loves to travel. She also enjoys spending time with her dog, Lollie.
Ms. McKenzie has worked as an educator and instructional leader in the public school system for 20 years. Born and raised in Santa Monica, CA, she attended California State University, Northridge. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies and taught in Los Angeles for several years before moving to Fort Worth in 2005. She joined FWISD and earned her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from UT Arlington in 2008. This is her seventh year as assistant principal at Tanglewood. She is proud to be a Tanglewood Tiger! Ms. McKenzie lives in Fort Worth with her husband, Andrew. She enjoys traveling, cooking, crossword puzzles, yoga, and spending time with her dog, Phillip.
Mr. Mocek is in his 13th year as an educator in FWISD. He taught 5th grade for seven years and has been an assistant principal for five years. Born and raised in Fort Worth, Mr. Mocek graduated from Texas Tech University in 2005 with a B.A. in Public Relations and received his master's degree in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M Commerce in 2013. This is his fourth year as an assistant principal at Tanglewood. Mr. Mocek loves spending time with his two children, Mary (4) and Ryan (3). Mr. Mocek enjoys sports, is a huge Texas Tech and Texas Rangers fan, and likes to dove hunt and fish.