Our Team

FBA Staff and Faculty

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.

Secondary Principal

Ryan joined the FBA family in 2024. He graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics in 2013 and from Texas A&M University with a Masters of Science in Mathematics in 2018. He has been married to his wife, Kenzie, for 10 years and together they have 3 FBA Saints sons: Liam, Luke, and Samuel. Ryan came to FBA from Mesquite ISD, where he served as Secondary Math Coordinator in the central office. Ryan’s great passions are bringing God glory by making disciples of Jesus Christ and serving teachers and students in their professional and educational journeys. His desire is to see the students at FBA develop and use their gifts with excellence for the glory of God and advancement of His kingdom. Outside of school, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and sons, watching and talking about Texas A&M athletics, playing sports (especially basketball and golf), and drinking coffee.

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 30 years, and they have two children. Trey who is 27 and Travis who is 25. Both boys graduated from 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.

Assistant Principal

Chief Financial Officer

Director of Operations

Director of Admissions and Marketing

Elizabeth joined the FBA family in 2011 and she and her husband are alums of FBA. After earning a degree in Public Relations, she feels blessed 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 treasures the value that the faculty and staff places on providing a Christ-centered education for every student.

Director of Development

Susan joined the FBA family in 1989. In her three decades of experience at FBA, she has become the public face and spokesperson for our great school. Susan studied music at Baylor University and has been an active member of First Baptist Dallas her entire life.

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).

Athletic Director


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.

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant




5th Grade

A - Martinez

Teacher Aide




Librarian and Learning Lab


Spanish and English

W Roeder

Learning Lab


Bible and Robotics






Secondary Art


4th Grade

H. Preston

Geography, English, and History




Elementary Art


Elementary and Middle School Learning Lab and Speech Therapy


Science and Spanish


1st Grade


2nd Grade