Administration and Support


Ben Mackey



Phone: 972-925-5970

Bio: Ben earned his master’s degree in school leadership from Harvard University and his bachelor’s degrees in finance and history from the University of Florida. Prior to taking over as principal of TAG, Ben entered education through Teach from America and taught mathematics at West Bolivar High School in Rosedale, Mississippi. During his tenure at West Bolivar as the math department chair, Ben founded the first successful AP Calculus program in district history and was named Teacher of the Year by both the county Chamber of Commerce and West Bolivar High School in 2011-12. As principal of TAG, Ben has received the designation of Exemplary principal, the highest recognition for Dallas ISD principals. In 2016, Ben was named as one of Dallas Business Journal’s  ‘40 Under 40,’ a list of rising young leaders in Dallas. Ben also serves on the board of directors for the Dallas Wetlands Foundation and the Rosedale Freedom Project.



Maria Mendez

Office Manager


Phone: 972-925-5971


Velia Saucedo


Front Office Staff

Phone: 972-925-5970