Terry Meza, member of the Texas House of Representatives, is a proud champion of both her districts – District 105 and Irving ISD.

As a fourth-generation Irving resident, she grew up visiting her grandfather’s farm, now MacArthur High School, and spent many afternoons at her father’s barber shop on Irving Boulevard. 

Meza started attending Irving ISD schools in first grade at the former Central Elementary School, now part of the historic district in Irving. She transitioned to Keyes Elementary in second grade and attended Northeast and Bowie Junior Highs for sixth through eighth grade. She graduated from Irving High School as a proud tiger. 

Meza has fond memories of Irving ISD, especially her fourth-grade teacher, Ms. Affleck. She, in turn, has devoted her life to public service. After she graduated from college, she became a teacher, then went to the non-profit sector as a director. She graduated from law school and became an attorney and now is our state representative. She is living proof that life provides unlimited opportunities.

“I heard a speech once. The person giving the speech told the students, “If when you tell your friends what you want to do when you get out of school, and they don’t laugh, then you didn’t dream big enough,’” she says. “The biggest limitations in life we put on ourselves. Take the risk and go for it.”

And she credits Irving ISD for her success. 

“Irving ISD gave me great preparation,” Meza says. “I was enrolled in honors classes at Irving High School and that prepared me very well for college.” 

Meza is currently serving on the state’s education committee in addition to being a state representative. After successfully passing House Bill 3, she, along with her committee members, is working to ensure the bill continues supporting school districts, like Irving ISD.

Irving ISD is extremely proud to call Terry Meza an Irving ISD alumnus. She is a true game changer.