Ashley Minton Selected as New Principal of Canyon Ranch Elementary

Ashley Minton Coppell ISD is pleased to announce that on Dec. 17, the CISD Board of Trustees approved Ashley Minton as the new principal of Canyon Ranch Elementary.

Ms. Minton has served as the Assistant Principal of Lee Elementary since 2016.  She has 10 years of experience in Coppell ISD, including six years as an elementary educator and two years as a district math instructional coach. Ms. Minton earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Baylor University.

“Ms. Minton’s greatest strength is her true love of learning,” said CISD Superintendent Brad Hunt. “As a seasoned member of the CISD team, Ms. Minton brings a wealth of knowledge about the district to her new role. She is passionate about building relationships with educators and learners and their families, which will serve her well in opening CISD’s newest elementary school.”

Ms. Minton will begin her new role on Jan. 7, 2019, to help with the planning efforts of Canyon Ranch Elementary, which currently is under construction in Irving (Valley Ranch) and will open in August 2019. 

“I am thankful for my experiences in CISD and am honored to serve as the new principal of Canyon Ranch Elementary,” Ms. Minton said. “I look forward to the opportunities in the upcoming months to build relationships with our families, learners and staff, as we come together to create an incredible new learning environment for our children.”

CISD currently is undergoing a Boundary Realignment process due to Canyon Ranch Elementary, and details about the process can be found at