Idol G. Mallard has been named the principal of G.W. Carver Elementary.
Mr. Mallard comes to Greenville ISD from Duncanville ISD where he served as the academic dean for the STEAM Academy at Kennemer Middle School for the past three years. He has 24 years of education experience, with nine as a campus administrator. Prior to his work in Duncanville, Mr. Mallard served as assistant principal at Roosevelt High School in Dallas ISD for three years. Before that, he was the dean of students at Grand Prairie High School for three years.
Mr. Mallard’s personal goal as an educator is to prepare scholars to use their critical thinking skills to solve real-world problems in real-time. He looks forward to involving the Greenville community to achieve this goal.
“It truly takes a community to educate a generation,” Mr. Mallard said. “My goal is to include the community as we pursue excellence.”
GISD Chief of School Leadership Herbert O'Neil said Mr. Mallard will be an asset to G.W. Carver Elementary.
"Mr. Mallard is an experienced instructional leader and will continue the legacy of success on this campus," O’Neil said. “His vast experience in instructional and administrative roles make him the ideal match for Carver Elementary.”
He started his career in education as a math and science teacher. Mr. Mallard earned his bachelor’s degree in biology and mathematics from Jarvis Christian College in 1996 where he was an All-American scholar and the class president for his graduating class. He earned a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2002. In 2009, he earned a master’s degree in educational leadership and policies studies, also from UT-Arlington.
Mr. Mallard has been married for 24 years and has four children. He is active in ministry and recently received his National STEM Certification. In his free time, he likes to fish, hike, tend to his garden and work out.