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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


Jonathan Seabourn

Secondary Principal

Jonathan Seabourn joined the FBA family in 2018 as a Secondary Science Teacher. In 2020 he helped launch the FBA iCampus program before starting as the Secondary Principal in 2021. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 2003 and, after a short stint in the corporate world, completed a Master of Theology from Dallas Seminary in 2011. He served as a church planter and Executive Pastor in Phoenix, AZ before moving back to Texas to pursue a PhD in theological studies from Dallas Seminary which he is currently working on. Jonathan enjoys all sorts of adventures with his three kids Luke, Natalie, and Nathan, and his wife, Meredith. He is passionate about helping others realize their God-given design, setting them on a life-long trajectory of growing in Christ.

jseabourn@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 27 years, and they have two children. Trey who is 22 and Travis who is 19. 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.

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 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.

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


Matthew Jones

Athletic Director and Director of Student Recruitment

matt.jones@fbacademy.com

 


BECKY DAFFRON

Administrative Assistant

bdaffron@fbacademy.com


ELAINE STONE

Administrative Assistant

estone@fbacademy.com


Cheri Alexander

Math


Todd Alexander

Bible


Kimberly Batista

2nd Grade


Miriam Bridger

Kindergarten


Kyndra Britt

3rd grade


Colman Britt

Social Studies and Yearbook


Alicia Chavarria

Teacher Aide


Katie Davis

History


Nikki Durtschi

Prekindergarten


Lisa Emmick

Music


Daniel Fine

English


Don Hendrickson

Director of Technology


Adreinne Freeney

Nurse


Lisa Hjelm

5th Grade


Lorena Martinez

Physical Education


Shannon McCarty

Prekindergarten


Janet Naramore

Sign Language and Texas History


Michelle Perry

1st Grade


Kelly Reaves

Librarian and Learning Lab


Lupe Rodriguez

Spanish


TOBY LYNCH

Personal Finance and Bible


Gwen Roeder

English


Wayne Roeder

Learning Lab


Jason Smith

Bible and Robotics


Rodney St. John

Architecture


Valerie Taylor

Kindergarten


Joe Newton

Facilities


Randy Vandivort

Facilities


Shelly Pope

Art


Shannon Stewart

6th Grade


Melody Kentopp

6th Grade


Jade Koski

2nd Grade


Lilia Ross

Spanish


Danielle Presley

4th Grade


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