Woolley Middle School opened in the fall of 2020 as Mesquite’s tenth middle school and the newest campus to be built under the 2018 bond initiative. The campus is named after Dr. Don P. Woolley, who served Mesquite ISD for 36 years before retiring in 1994.
Our campus is currently home to 870 students, and we have 78 educators on staff.
At Woolley Middle School, our students are courageous leaders who make positive choices. They build connections every day with their teachers and peers. They never give up and they are tenacious.
We are Woolley Wolves, and we have #packpride!
Dr. Don P. Woolley was hired as a teacher in Mesquite ISD for the 1958-59 school year. He was then called to service in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1962 and returned to teach and coach when his military duty ended.
Woolley led Mesquite High School as principal from 1968 to 1977 before being named the assistant superintendent of personnel. He continued in that role until 1993, when he transitioned into the position of assistant superintendent of facilities. He stayed in that position for one year and retired in 1994 after 36 years of service to Mesquite ISD.
Ashly Cochran has 14 years of experience in Education, having started her career as an English teacher in 2008. Before being named the founding principal of Woolley Middle School, she served for five years as Assistant Principal/Dean of Instruction at Horn High School.
Ms. Cochran holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Oklahoma City University and a master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. Before becoming an educator, Ms. Cochran was a Permanency Planning Worker for the Department of Human Services in Oklahoma City and a Program Director for the Child Abuse Prevention Center in Dallas.
Our principal is passionate about teaching and learning and helping students define success for themselves and achieve it. She also enjoys Starbucks, resin painting, and bingeing Netflix dramas and true crime podcasts.
3200 Blue Sky Road
Mesquite TX, 75181
|8:25 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.|
Early Release at 12:55 p.m.