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Parents: No Jeans every Friday. On the last Friday of each month students can pay $1 and wear jeans with a FFA shirt. This is the only Friday that students may wear jeans and/or spirit shirts; the other Fridays are not jean days.

El último viernes de cada mes los estudiantes pueden pagar $ 1 y usar jeans con una camisa FFA. Este es el único viernes que los estudiantes podrán usar jeans y/o camisas espíritu FFA, los demás viernes no son día usar Jeans.

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Shanda Jones M.Ed.

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Central Administration
Department(s)
Special Education
Title(s)
Executive Director of Special Programs

Education

Degree(s)
Master of Education - Education, Guidance & Counseling, The University of Louisiana
Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice & Sociology, The University of Southwestern Louisiana

Other Information

Biography

I am originally from Louisiana. I received both my Bachelors and Masters in Education from the University of Louisiana. I am a proud parent of 2 beautiful daughters and a wife to an extraordinary guy for 10 ½ years. I have been an educator for 14 years. This year marks my 11th year with Faith Family Academy Charters and I love every minute of it! As Executive Director of Special Programs, my purpose is to empower and educate the whole child for life-long success. At Faith Family Academy Charters we are the ones who give 100% everyday!

Shirley Heitzman M.Ed.

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Central Administration
Department(s)
Community Engagement & Support Initiatives
Title(s)
Director of Support Initiatives & Community Engagement

Contact Information

Email
(Primary)

Education

Degree(s)
Master of Education - Educational Leadership, The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts - Linguistics, The University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Arts - International Studies, Karl Franzens Universitat

Other Information

Biography

Shirley M. Heitzman, M. Ed. currently serves Faith Family Academy as the Director of Support Initiatives and Community Engagement. Ms. Heitzman works closely with Guillermo Miranda, Bilingual Coordinator of Student Support Initiatives, and Whitney McAnallen, Marketing Coordinator, to support and expand parent and community engagement programming, marketing and communications efforts, and community partnerships and resource development at Faith Family Academy. She also works with the district leadership team on Response to Intervention (RTI) and Gifted and Talented programming. Ms. Heitzman joins Faith Family Academy with over 15 years of experience in PreK-12 public school teaching, administration, parent and community engagement, and external resource development. Ms. Heitzman’s passion is to work with PreK-12 teachers, principals, and district leaders to create partnerships with corporate, philanthropic and government partners that increase financial and volunteer support for our most important educational initiatives. Ms. Heitzman received her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Minnesota and her Master of Arts in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Hook’em Horns!!! She also loves Irish music and dance, hiking, and reading.

Guillermo Miranda

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Oak Cliff
Department(s)
Community Engagement & Support Initiatives, PTSO
Title(s)
Bilingual Coordinator of Student Support Initiatives

Contact Information

Email
(Primary)
School Phone
214-375-7682   x3024
Room
PTSO OFFICE

Education

Degree(s)
Master in Bilingual Education, Texas A&M-Kingsville

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Biography

Agnes Douglas

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Oak Cliff
Department(s)
Community Engagement & Support Initiatives, PTSO
Title(s)
Consultant

Contact Information

Email
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Jonisha McCurdy

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Oak Cliff High School, Oak Cliff Upper School (Grades 6-8)
Department(s)
PTSO
Title(s)
Instructional Aide

Contact Information

Email
(Primary)
School Phone
214-375-7682   x3024
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