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Central Office Sped Team

Stephanie Wolf, District Special Education Manager


Hello! I am the District Special Education Manager. My husband is a firefighter for Cedar Hill and we have two children named Addison and Landyn. I worked previously as an assistant principal, counselor/special programs coordinator, and elementary teacher. In January 2015, I became the District Special Education Coordinator/Manager. I am excited to serve Life School in the special education department and I am eager to see our students and staff grow leaps and bounds this year! I feel privileged to work with your staff and students, and strive to make a positive, lasting impact on the lives of children with special needs.

Kelsey Whiteley, Secondary Sped Specialist/Transition Coordinator


Hello! My name is Kelsey Whiteley and I am the District Secondary Special Education Specialist for Life Schools. I am married with two children and live near Cedar Creek Lake. My husband and I live on 75 acres and run about 50 head of cattle. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University and I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree with A&M Commerce.

My mission at Life School is to work with all secondary special education staff, teachers, students and parents to help create learning opportunities that will prepare our students for life after High School. I will work hard to see that every special education student at Life Schools graduate on time, college and/or career ready. I look forward to working with the wonderful Life School staff and families to help better prepare our special education students for their future.

Ronda Johnson, Elementary Sped Specialist


Hello, my name is Ronda Johnson.  I am the new Elementary Special Education Specialist.  Many of you know me as I have worked for Life School Red Oak for the past twelve years. I have worked as a sped aide, resource teacher, behavior teacher, and Life Skills teacher. I look forward to my new position and am excited about the opportunity the support you and your special education teams this coming school year. 

Kally Howard, Sped Dept Administrative Assistant


Hi, my name is Kally Palmer. I was married over the summer so my name will be changing to Kally Howard very soon! I have been with Life School for 11 years. The first few years with Life School were at the Oak Cliff campuses as a paraprofessional and I have since moved to Central Office as the Special Education Administrative Assistant/PEIMS/Records Clerk. My husband’s name is Dell Howard and we have a home in Arlington. I look forward to working closely with each of you as the Special Education Administrative Assistant this year!  

Marisol Macias, Sped Dept Records Clerk


Hello, my name is Marisol Macias. I am the Administrative Support for the Special Education Department. I joined Life School’s Special Education Department in August 2015 at the Central Office. I am married and have 2 children. I have previously work with the Special Education Department as the Special Education Program Coordinator for another district. I am very happy to be working here at Life School and I look forward working with an awesome Special Education Staff.