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JASON LOVVORN

Head of School

Jason joined the FBA family in 2008 after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Baylor University. He received a Masters of Education (M.Ed) degree from Dallas Baptist University in 2010. Jason played NCAA football for 3 years at Baylor University and 1 year at Howard Payne University. An FBA alumnus, Jason has a passion to help FBA students strive for excellence academically, athletically, and most importantly, spiritually. He returned to FBA because of the impact the teachers and coaches had on his life and hopes to have the same impact on the lives of his students and athletes.

jlovvorn@firstdallas.org


JULIE WEYAND

Secondary Principal

Julie joined the FBA family in 2014 as the Secondary Principal in 2014. She brings years of experience in private school administration since 1994 and has a passion for Christian education. Julie holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Liberty University and both a Master’s and Ed.S degree from Pensacola Christian College. She is certified as an All-levels Principal and Professional Superintendent by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

jweyand@firstdallas.org


JULIA SHOEMAKE

Elementary School Principal

Julia Shoemake joined the FBA family in 2005. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a BS in Elementary Education in 1992 and graduated in 1997 with a Masters degree in Education from North Texas University. She has been married to her husband, Robert, for 21 years, and they have two children. Trey who is 17 and Travis who is 14. Both boys attend FBA. Julia taught in Plano ISD at Armstrong Middle School where she was named New teacher of the Year and Teacher of the Year. Julia taught 2nd grade and, most recently, Kindergarten at FBA before becoming the Elementary School Principal.

jshoemake@firstdallas.org


SUSAN MONEY

Director of Public Relations

Susan joined the FBA family in 1989. In her two decades of experience at FBA, she has become the public face and spokesperson for our great school. Susan studied music at Baylor University and puts her talents to use assisting with the Saints Chorale and participating in the First Baptist Church, Dallas music ministries.

smoney@firstdallas.org


ELIZABETH GORE

Director of Admissions and Marketing

Elizabeth joined the FBA family in 2011 and is an alumna. After earning a degree in Public Relations, she is glad to come back to serve the students and families here. She is thankful for the teachers and staff at FBA and for the wonderful influence they had in her life. Elizabeth loves the value that FBA places on providing a Christ-centered education for every student.

egore@firstdallas.org


TOBY LYNCH

Director of Fundraising and Student Recruitment

tlynch@firstdallas.org


TYLER HILL

Director of Operations

thill@firstdallas.org


MARK HINES

Counselor

Mark joined the FBA family in 1976. In his more than three decades at FBA, Mark has served as a classroom teacher, coach, and for the last 25 years, the Upper and Middle School Guidance counselor. Mark has a Bachelor degree in Secondary Education, a Masters degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, and is certified as a Texas school counselor. He enjoys personal contact with numerous colleges and universities across the country and recently served on the High School Council of the North American Coalition of Christian Admission Professionals.

mhines@firstdallas.org


SHAWN WEISS

Executive Assistant to Head of School

sweiss@firstdallas.org


ELAINE STONE

Administrative Assistant

estone@firstdallas.org


Kendra Sawyer

Business Administrator

ksawyer@firstdallas.org


BECKY DAFFRON

Administrative Assistant

bdaffron@firstdallas.org


Kelly Reaves

Librarian


Cheri Alexander

3rd Grade Teacher


Paul Boone

Bible Teacher


Emily Bird

Science Teacher


Todd Alexander

Bible Teacher


Joseph Davis

History/Social Studies Teacher


Gwen Roeder

English Teacher


Janet Naramore

Sign Language Teacher


Don Hendrickson

Director of Technology


Leslie Parker

Art Teacher, Bible Teacher


Laura Zebreski

Nurse, Science Teacher


Jenni Vandivort

Art Teacher, P.E. Teacher


Beverly Tran

English Teacher


Rodney St. John

Architecture Teacher


D’Anna Sturdivant

4th Grade Teacher


Kimberly Batista

2nd Grade Teacher


Valerie Taylor

1st Grade Teacher


Alera Owens

Kindergarten Teacher / Dance Team Coach


Shannon McCarty

PK Teacher


Sarah Shafer

PK Teacher


Kristen Reid

Music Teacher


Michelle Perry

5th Grade Teacher


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