Mrs. Mendell


It is my pleasure to be the Assistant Principal at Cross Timbers Elementary.  This is my 20th year in education.  I began my teaching career teaching Kindergarten for two years in a private school in Houston, Texas.  From there, I taught 4th grade and 5th grade in Katy ISD (30 miles west of Houston) for 3 years.  When my husband got a job transfer to the Ft. Worth area, I was fortunate to get a teaching position in Mansfield.  I taught both 7th and 8th grade math in Mansfield ISD for seven years.  In March of 2006,  we moved our family to Azle.  I taught 7th and 8th grade math in Boyd ISD for one year, then was able to get a position here in Azle ISD.  I taught 2nd grade for one year, then 4th grade for two years, all at Silver Creek.  Now, I have the wonderful priveledge of serving you as the Assistant Principal at Cross Timbers!

I have been married to my husband Steve for 18 wonderful years.  We have twin boys that are in the 10th grade at Azle High School. 

I look forward to many years here in Azle! If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to stop by the campus, or email me at  It's going to be a GREAT year!