FAITH FAMILY ACADEMY - ABout Us
History, purpose, reviews & testimonials
Faith Family Academy's mission is to empower and educate the whole child for lifelong success as a responsible citizen in the community. FFA provides an exemplary education for a diverse student body by emphasizing positive self-esteem, high academic standards, an appreciation for the fine arts, and civic responsibility.
FFA is the ONE to empower and educate the whole child for lifelong success as a responsible citizen in the community.
Faith Family Academy's Vision is to empower and educate every student to change the world.
Faith Family Academy charter school is rooted in a tradition of empowering students, cultivating a supportive environment for faculty and staff, and growing strong community relationships.
Bilingual and dual language programs, technology, a comprehensive curriculum, character education and a focus on the arts allow FFA to offer engaging, 21st century classroom experiences to students – at no cost.
FFA was established as a private school in 1990, and in 1998, transitioned to a public charter school. Today, its two campuses serve close to 3,000 students from 16 independent school districts in Dallas and Ellis counties.
Mollie Purcell Ed.D.
Master of Education - Education Administration, Lamar University
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art History and Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts - Art History and History, The University of Texas at Austin
Dean McGuire M.Ed.
Bachelor of Science - Physical Education & Business Administration, Lubbock Christian University
|Dean McGuire has 29 years of experience in the education field and currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance & Operations and General Contractor for the district. Before joining Faith Family Academy, he taught and coached basketball at Duncanville High School, where he was part of the team that won a national championship title. At Faith Family Academy, he began as the Dean of Students and Athletic Director. He then moved into the position of Executive Director of Maintenance & Operations, where he began work on the facilities expansion of the Oak Cliff and Waxahachie campuses. |
Mr. McGuire earned his Bachelor's degree at Lubbock Christian University, his Master's of Education at Lamar University, and his Superintendent certification at The University of Texas at Tyler.
Amanda Subjinski Ed.D.
Master of Education - Teaching, The University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelor of Arts - Exercise Sport Health Studies, The University of Texas at Arlington
Michael Dang M.Ed.
Bachelor of Science - Microbiology, The University of Texas at Austin
Shanda Jones M.Ed.
Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice & Sociology, The University of Southwestern Louisiana
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!
Jason Oliver Ed.D.
Master of Education - Leadership and Policy Studies, The University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelor of Science - Education, Texas Christian University
Jason Oliver has joined Faith Family Academy as our Executive Director of Leadership. Jason Oliver previously served as a turnaround principal in the Fort Worth Independent School District. From 2007-2010, Jason Oliver was the principal at Kirkpatrick Middle School. During this period, Kirkpatrick MS improved from a rating of Academically Unacceptable by the Texas Education Agency, to being chosen as one of five National Model Schools by the International Center for Leadership in Education. From 2010-2013, Jason Oliver was the principal of Arlington Heights High School. During this time period, Arlington Heights High School exhibited growth in not only student achievement, but teacher morale as well. Mr. Oliver began his career as a middle school teacher and coach. Mr. Oliver is currently pursuing his doctorate in educational administration at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington and his Bachelor’s in Education from Texas Christian University. Jason is happily married and the father of two children, and loves to take part in a wide variety of sporting activities.
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