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Central Office Special Education Team

Kay LeBlanc-Kobs, Special Education Manager

Hi!   I am the Special Education Manager at Life School. .   I am married with four children, as well as three fur babies.    With over 20 years’ experience in education working as a Special Education Teacher, Diagnostician, and Special Education Coordinator, I am passionate about helping student’s learn and succeed as they grow into their fullest potential..

Ronda Johnson, Special Education Specialist


Hello, my name is Ronda Johnson.  I am the Special Education Instructional Coach.  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. 

Shamika Jones, Special Education Transition Specialist


I have been in education for 15 years in which 5 of those years have been here with Life Schools.  I am married and my years of marriage equate to my years of service in education.  I have three wonderful children, two boys and one girl.  When I first started in this field, I did not see this as long term, but after my first year of working with children, I knew that I was meant to be an educator.  I love being able to reach students where they are and watch them grow day after day seeing that everyday is a learning experience.  I love not only what I can do for my students, but what my students can do for me.  My students have helped me in so many ways.  Just being able to talk to my students brings joy to every part of me.  I am grateful that The Lord allowed me the opportunity to teach.  


Carla Meyer, Special Education Specialist


I have been with Life School since 2015 where I taught for three years as an Inclusion and Math Resource Teacher.  I also have two years of experience as a paraprofessional in Midlothian ISD where I worked in Inclusion and Life Skills.  Prior to my career in Education, I spent seven years active duty in the US Air Force and 12 years working for the government in Administration.  I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities through Thomas Edison State University in 2006 and my Alternate Certification through A&M Commerce in 2015.  I am currently working towards my Masters in Special Education through Lamar University.  I am married to my husband Bill and have three children, Kristen, Julie and Trevor.

Kally Howard, Special Education Administrative Assistant


Hi, my name is Kally Howard.  I have been with Life School for over 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!  

Angela Spivery, Special Education Administrative Assistant


Angela will serve as our Student Services Admin Support which will help support the Director of Student Services along with our counseling department, sped department, and all areas of special programs.


Angela Spivery was born in the Dominican Republic and at age seven moved to Chicago, Illinois with her siblings and parents. She attended The University of Illinois in Chicago and majored in Theater. Angela moved to Dallas in 2009 and fell in love with the city and Texas living. She has been a Life School parent since 2009 and a Life School employee since 2017 serving as a Bilingual Instructional Aide at the Life School Oak Cliff Elementary Campus. She has four amazing children who all attend Life School: Meleyah, Jeshuah, Kloeh, and Adonai.  Angela enjoys cheering for her sons in the baseball stands and loves supporting her daughters in Fine Arts. She enjoys the Theater, cooking, spending time with family and friends and loves to dance.