District Evaluation Team










Tanya Lollar,  Lead Educational Diagnostician


Hello! My name is Tanya Lollar. I am the Diagnostician for Red Oak Elementary, Oak Cliff Elementary, and Lancaster. 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.

Karmin Thomas, Educational Diagnostician

Hello, my name is Karmin Thomas. I earned both my Bachelor's and Master's degree from Texas A & M Commerce. I earned my Leadership Certification through The McNeil Foundation Leadership Cohort. I have been a Special Educator since 1996 working in many different roles including Life Skills, Resource, and Inclusion. I have held the position of Educational Diagnostician since 2007. I am officially a "Lifer" and look forward to my many years serving Life School!!



Shelia Thomas, Educational Diagnostician


Hello, My name is Shelia Thomas, I am married to my soulmate and we have four beautiful daughters. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Studies in 2011 and I obtained my Master’s Degree of Education in 2014 with Specialization in SPED. My certifications are in Health, Special Education and Educational Diagnostician. I started my Education career teaching   Math Models, later became a   Special Education Teacher and served as Special Education Dept. Chair for several years. I have worn many hats in the Special Education role, such as Math Inclusion Teacher, I managed two FLS units, one behavior unit, a Dyslexia unit and a Fast Forward unit and  I have also trained and managed several inclusion teachers. I am also Mentor for struggling minority students.

I am grateful to have the opportunity to work for Life Schools, I hear this an awesome placed, where everyone is treated like family.

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April Taylor, 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!


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!