Tarver Elementary

Every Kid a Winner!




Michelle Tish

Howdy, my name is Michelle Tish and this is my third year as Principal of Tarver Elementary. I am so thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful campus. I am excited to be at a campus that values treating children respectfully and focusing on the positive. We have a building full of staff willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that every child learns. Our teachers and staff are commitment to student success.  

I am a graduate of Texas A & M University (Whoop!), with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics, and of Tarleton Central Texas, with a Masters in Education. I spent ten years in the business world working in retail management for H-E-B Grocery Company and sales for M&M Mars. I then went back to school to become a teacher. Before becoming Principal at Tarver, I taught for 9 years: the first 3 years in Bruceville-Eddy teaching 2nd grade, and the next 6 years teaching 6th grade English/Language Arts at Belton Intermediate School and Belton Middle School. I spent 3 years as an Assistant Principal in Belton ISD. The first two years at Southwest Elementary and the third year at Joe M. Pirtle Elementary. My first job as principal was at Leon Heights Elementary for two years before I moved to Tarver.

My husband, Dwight, and I have been married 29 years and have two children. Our daughter, Jamie, is a graduate of Belton ISD and Howard Payne University. She is married and teaches 3rd grade in Azle ISD. Our son, Dustin, is a sophomore at Temple College where he also plays baseball. Dwight and I spend a lot of time traveling around the state watching games and we are adjusting to having an empty nest.

I hope to work in partnership with parents and teachers to ensure each student at Tarver Elementary reaches their highest potential. Please come by the office and say hello. You can reach me at 254-215-3800 or michelle.tish@bisd.net

Asst. Principal
Madonna Lopez
Hello Tarver friends!  My name is Madonna Lopez and I am honored to continue to serve as the Assistant Principal of Tarver Elementary School this year.  This is a wonderful campus full of caring educators who focus on student learning while providing a safe and structured learning environment. When I am not on campus, I spend time attending sporting events with my husband, Ben, and our two children, Zachary and Aly.  Zachary is a senoir and Aly is a freshman at Belton High School this year. Great things are happening at Tarver Elementary and we are looking forward to a great year.  Please feel free to email me with questions about our school or your child’s education. I can be reached at Madonna.lopez@bisd.net  Go Tigers!