Carmen Crane- Principal
Mrs. Crane is a native of Abilene and a 1994 graduate of Abilene High School. She holds her Bachelor of Behavioral Science from Hardin Simmons University and a Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling and Educational Administration from Angelo State University. Mrs. Crane has been in the field of Education for 15 years. She began her career in DFW as a First Grade teacher at Sam Rosen Elementary, transitioning several years later to teaching 6th grade Mathematics at Chisholm Trail Middle School before returning to her hometown of Abilene to serve at TLCA as a classroom teacher and assistant principal.
Mrs. Crane is passionate about education and serving her community. She currently serves as a member of the 37th Leadership Abilene class, is a volunteer for Junior Achievement, a working committee member on the Abilene Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo committee, and a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the local March of Dimes office. Mrs. Crane is proud to call Abilene her hometown and looks forward to continuing her service to the students and families of TLCA as the campus principal.
Mrs. Crane has been married to her husband, Greg, for 20 years. Together, they have three children: Caden, Jackson, and Kensley. She is the daughter of Cherry Branch and the late John Goline.
Andrew Lively- Assistant Principal
Mr. Lively is a native of Hico and a 2003 graduate of Hico High School. He holds his Bachelor of Kinesiology from Tarleton State University and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Sul Ross State University. Mr. Lively has been in the field of Education for 7 years. He began his career in Hamlin as a Junior High teacher and coach at Hamlin Junior High, transitioning several years later to teaching and coaching at Temple ISD, Breckenridge ISD, and Albany ISD before coming to Abilene to serve at TLCA assistant principal.
Mr. Lively has been married to his wife, Megan, for 5 years. Together, they have two children: Dylan and Lynn. He is the son of Ricky and Penny Lively of Hico, Tx.