District Evaluation Team
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.xt here...
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!