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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 the students at FBA.

jlovvorn@fbacademy.com


Joseph Davis

Secondary Principal

Joseph Davis joined the FBA team in 2012. He graduated with a Bachelor’s in History from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010 and completed a Master’s in History from the University of North Texas in 2013. He is currently working on an M.B.A. in General Management from Dallas Baptist University. Joseph Davis taught Social Studies at FBA for six years before becoming the Secondary Principal this school year. He has also been married for six years to his wife, Katie, and they have two young children, Jonathan and Rosalyn.

jdavis@fbacademy.com


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@fbacademy.com


Clint Ehlert

Chief Financial Officer

cehlert@fbacademy.com


TYLER HILL

Director of Operations

thill@fbacademy.com


SUSAN MONEY

Director of Development

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@fbacademy.com


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@fbacademy.com


JULIE WEYAND

Director of International Student Education and Community Outreach

Julie joined the FBA family in 2014 as the Secondary Principal in 2014.  She leads FBA’s growing International Student Education program for students from across the globe looking for a private school education in Dallas.  She also directs the community service projects and mission trips.  Julie brings years of experience in private school administration since 1994 and has a passion for Christian education.  She 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@fbacademy.com


MARK HINES

Counselor

Mark joined the FBA family in 1976. In his more than four decades at FBA, Mark has served as a classroom teacher, coach, and for the last 25 years, the Middle and High 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@fbacademy.com


BECKY DAFFRON

Administrative Assistant

bdaffron@fbacademy.com


ELAINE STONE

Administrative Assistant

estone@fbacademy.com


Cheri Alexander

Math


Todd Alexander

Bible


Lindsey Allen

5th Grade


Kimberly Batista

2nd Grade


Paul Boone

Bible


Miriam Bridger

Kindergarten


Colman Britt

Social Studies and Yearbook


Heather Cheney

Science


Daniel Fine

English


Don Hendrickson

Director of Technology


Lisa Hjelm

3rd Grade


TOBY LYNCH

Corporate Sponsorship and Student Life Coordinator

Bible

tlynch@fbacademy.com


Lorena Martinez

Physical Education


Shannon McCarty

PK


Janet Naramore

Sign Language and Texas History


Michelle Perry

1st Grade


Kelly Reaves

Librarian and Learning Lab


Lupe Rodriguez

Spanish


Gwen Roeder

English


Wayne Roeder

Learning Lab


Susan Rowden

Art


Jonathan Seabourn

Science


Jason Smith

6th Grade


Rodney St. John

Architecture


D’Anna Sturdivant

4th Grade


Valerie Taylor

1st Grade


Christy Thomson

PK


Jessica Blackson

Teachers’ Assistant


Joe Newton

Facilities


Randy Vandivort

Facilities


Matthew Jones

Director of Student Recruitment and Associate Athletic Director

matt.jones@fbacademy.com

 


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