District Evaluation Team

 

DIAGNOSTICIANS

Tanya Lollar,  Lead Educational Diagnostician

 

Hello! My name is Tanya Lollar. I am the Diagnostician for Red Oak Elementary, Life Middle School Waxahachie, and Life High School Waxahachie.. I have been married to my husband for 23 years and we have two girls, Brittany and Jordan. I was Blessed to start my teaching journey as a Special Education Resource teacher at Life School Lancaster (go BEARS!) in 2008. I completed my master's in Special Education at UNT and went on to West Texas A & M to complete my diagnostician certification. This will be my 8th year with Life School and I am so thankful for the many opportunities I have been given to grow professionally as well as the great relationships that I have formed with staff, parents and of course the students! I'm looking forward to another great year of building relationships and watching our students grow.

TaNisha Duckett,  Educational Diagnostician

 

Hello my name is TaNisha Duckett.  I am an Educational Diagnostician for Life School Lancaster and Cedar Hill.   I graduated from  The University of Texas of the Permian Basin with a Bachelor's of Arts in Child and Family Studies and a Master's of Arts in Special Education.  This is my 12th year in education and my 6th year with Life School.  I am blessed with a wonderful husband and 4 amazing children.

 

Lisa Randle Educational Diagnostician

 

It's a wonderful day at LIFE!   I am excited to begin my new journey here at Life School.  I have worked in Special Education for nine year in Dallas, Texas.  I am currently employed as an Educational Diagnostician.   I completed my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Arlington.  I look forward to assisting you in educating your student.

 Monica Villalba, Educational Diagnostician
 

Hello! My name is Monica Villalba.   I am the Diagnostician for Life School Oak Cliff.  I grew up in the Oak Cliff area and now live in Midlothian.  I received my Bachelors at University of North Texas and Masters at Texas Tech.  I have been working in special education for over 10 years and am grateful to be part of Life School.  I look forward to serving the students and families in the community.

LICENSED SPECIALIST IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
April Taylor, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology 

 

Hi, my name is April Taylor and I am the Specialist in School Psychology- at Life School. I am originally from Denver, Colorado and have resided in Texas since 2014. I was a special education teacher for several years before deciding to pursue my degree/career in School Psychology. I'm elated to be a part of the Life School family!

SPECIAL EDUCATION COUNSELOR
Jessica Watson, Special Education Counselor
 
Hello! My name is Jessica Watson and I am the Special Education Counselor for Life Schools.  I was born and raised in Texas and spent the majority of my youth in Red Oak.  I am married with 3 dogs and live near Maypearl on 4 acres.  I graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and then a Master's of Arts in Professional Counseling.  I have over 10 years in providing mental health services with a variety of ages, and settings, with a wide range of diagnoses.  I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools, Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI), NOVA Crisis Response Team, Curriculum-Based Support Groups, (CBSG), and Adolescent Depression Awareness Program Instructor (ADAP).  For the past 6 years, I have had my dream job of being a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) working in school districts.  In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering for the Red Cross, working on crafty projects, and being active in our community.  
 
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
 
 

Mishon Arbuckle, Speech-Language Pathologist

 

Hello, my name is Mishon Arbuckle and I'm a Speech-Language Pathologist. I received my undergraduate and master's degree from Southern University and my doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University. I am happily married and we have two wonderful children. My hobbies include reading and cooking. I am extremely excited to be a part of Life School and I look forward to an outstanding school year!

JoAnne Broomfield, Speech-Language Pathologist

 

Hello. My name is JoAnne Broomfield. I received my Speech-Language Pathologist degree from Stephen F. Austin. My husband, Jerry, and I have two children.  I have over 20 years’ experience as a speech pathologist serving different school districts before coming to Life School.

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Tiffany Garner, Speech-Language Pathologist

 

Hello! My name is Tiffany Garner and I one of the Speech-Language Pathologist for  Life School. I am a native of Mississippi and attended the University of Southern Mississippi where I received a bachelor’s degree in Biological Science and master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences. I began my speech-pathology career in the skilled nursing setting servicing the geriatric population in language, cognition, and dysphagia, for which I am VitalStim certified. After three years in the skilled nursing setting, my love for working with children led me to transition into the school setting. My passion for my students’ success is evident in my connection with my students and their parents. In my spare time, I love to sing and am a very inquisitive foodie who loves to cook.

Chelsea Goodson, Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

 

My name is Chelsea Goodson.  I am a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant for Life School. I am a mother to a very sweet and energetic little boy, Chase. My little brother, who was diagnosed with high function autism, was my inspiration to pursue a career in Special Education, particularly speech.  I graduated in May of 2015 from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. I became part of the Life School family in December of 2015.  I love everything about the speech field and know that it is my true passion. I am so excited to embark in another adventurous year at Life School!   

 

ARD FACILITATORS
Hello! My name is Kelly Osborne and I am the ARD Facilitator for Red Oak Elementary, Life Middle School Waxahachie, and Life High School Waxahachie.  I have been married for 3 years and have a handsome little baby boy.  I began at Life School as an Instructional Aide then quickly realized my love for Special Education and moved to be an inclusion aide.  Once I graduated with my teaching degree, I accepted and taught 2nd Grade at Life School Lancaster.   My love of Special Education never diminished and as soon as there was an opening in the Special Education Department, I moved to teach Reading Resource and Life Skills.   I look forward to partnering with teachers and parents to ensure the growth of our students.