Coyote Ridge Administration
Principal: Padgett Cervantes
Phone: (469) 713-5994
I am so excited to serve as Coyote Ridge's Principal! I have been an educator in LISD for over 22 years, and I am thrilled to be one of many leaders here at CRE. I earned both my Bachelor of Science degree and Masters Degree in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas, with specializations in reading and leadership. Throughout my career in education, I taught 3rd and 4th grades at Hebron Valley Elementary, 3rd grade and MTA/Dyslexia Program at Degan Elementary, and served as Assistant Principal of Highland Village Elementary and Heritage Elementary. As Principal, I am rewarded daily with creative, energizing learning experiences throughout the building. Coyote Ridge is a very special place to be!
I have a wonderful, close-knit family. My husband, Tony, and I celebrated our 27th anniversary this year, and we have two beautiful daughters. Marisa is a recent graduate of The University of North Texas with a major in Merchandising, and Jamie is starting her college career at North Central Texas College with plans to join the US Navy. We love to spend time together, and you'll usually find us either at the movies, in the neighbors' yard at their pool, or relaxing at home. Frequently, I get to play with crafty things while the rest of my family enjoys the golf course! We also stay very busy with our three pups. Roxy is a 9-year-old Australian Shepherd, and Rico and Rizzo are two-year old German Shepherd siblings. Our home is quite entertaining with that wild bunch!
I look forward to a great school year!
Padgett Cervantes, M.Ed.
Asst. Principal: Corry Ann Thompson
I am so excited to be the new Assistant Principal at Coyote Ridge Elementary.
I have been fortunate to have served in elementary education for 18 years, 15 years in LISD, as well as serving in Lake Dallas. I am a graduate of LISD and attended Texas Woman's University to pursue a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies for Education. After obtaining my Master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction at UTA, I pursued my principal certification at UNT. I have a strong instructional leadership serving as an LISD Elementary Learning Facilitator for the last 4 years, serving 10 other campuses, after being an elementary teacher at Highland Village Elementary for many years. I am a scientist at heart.
My roots began in The Colony and Carrollton area with my family including my husband and two daughters. My daughters are both graduates from LISD schools. One has graduated from nursing school and the other is also pursuing a career in the medical field. We love spending time together, as much as we can and enjoy movies, antiquing, and visiting CANTON when we get a chance! I also have two fur babies (cats) that are precious to our family and two frogs (it’s a science thing). I am so proud to be a member of the Coyote family and look forward to supporting the community, parents, teachers and our wonderful students!
Corry Ann Thompson, Assistant Principal