David serves as the Superintendent/CEO for Village Tech Schools. His goal for Village Tech is not just to be another school choice, but to re-imagine the possibilities for public education and redefine what school can do for and with kids. He graduated from Duncanville High School and then went on to the University of Arkansas where he repeatedly told his friends in engineering and business that a degree in history would not mean he would go into teaching. After earning his Master of Arts in Teaching, he returned to his alma mater to teach geography and creative writing. While at Duncanville High School, he was twice honored as Campus Teacher of the Year and in 2011 was named the Region 10 Teacher of the Year. His favorite teacher is Mrs. Gawedzinski who taught him what it meant to love writing, teaching and students. “She allowed us into her world, while completely invading ours with love and laughter and intelligence,” David said.
Curriculum & Innovation Director
Elizabeth serves as the Director of Curriculum and Innovation for Village Tech. Her passion for design thinking was sparked during a training at the d.school at Stanford University. Immediately, she knew this was the way forward in education because it is what good teachers naturally do. Elizabeth graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Tarleton State University and a Masters of Education in Educational Administration from Lamar University. Elizabeth is an elementary educator at heart with experience teaching 1st-6th grade. She had the privilege of being named the Bray Elementary Teacher of the Year, as well as the 2008 Cedar Hill ISD Teacher of the Year. Also founding the Bray Character Chorus, Elizabeth had the opportunity to take chorus members to Egypt, Costa Rica, Washington D.C., Orlando and Austin. Elizabeth has also served as an academic counselor for the Dallas County Community College District in the TRIO student support services program.
Robert is a highly successful principal with over 25 years of educational experience and currently serves as the Executive School Director and Assistant Superintendent for Village Tech Schools. While principal of Bray Elementary, he was honored by being named the 2007 Cedar Hill ISD Principal of the Year. His school was also know for receiving an exemplary rating five years in a row and a 2011 State Honor Roll Award from the Texas Business and Education Coalition. Principal of a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School, Robert is passionate about creating great schools where students thrive. Robert is currently pursuing a doctoral/superintendent certification.
Justin's experience is an interesting blend of environmental design, educational innovation and engineering. Teaching career and technical skills at Duncanville High School and Dallas County Community College, Justin coached students at the state and national levels of the SkillsUSA competition. Justin believes in working with your hands, mind, and talents to be inquisitive and connect technologies to innovative applications that assist students and teachers in connecting the classroom to the real world. "It cannot be done" is not a phrase in Justin's speech and he believes that creativity is the fuel that will lead the next generation to solve tomorrows problems. "Children are, in my opinion, the best teachers because they believe in one another and dream without the limitations of fear."
Culture & Character Director
Kristy Quinn serves as the Director of Culture and Character Development and leads Counseling Services for all campuses. In her role as director, Kristy provides evidence-based approaches for supporting the social and emotional well-being of students, teachers, administrators, and families as well as implementing methods for creating positive school cultures. Kristy leads the intentional building of students’ character development which supports academic learning through frameworks, scope and sequence of standards, and curricula of social emotional competencies. In particular, her work includes researching and vetting existing SEL frameworks and implementation strategies and determining how best to adapt, integrate, and innovate existing work to fit the unique needs and culture of the VT learning community. Kristy also serves as the designer of Student Support. In this role,she provides support structures to ensure all students are able to learn and achieve academic success and effective skills for life beyond academic environments.
Schretta Stewart Mays
6th-12th Campus Director
“Don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footsteps on the moon!” Upon encountering that quote as a young girl it became the message Schretta seeks to embed into all of her students. Schretta serves as the 6th-12th Grade Campus Director. A native of Dallas, she is a proud product of public schools in Dallas and Hillcrest High School. Schretta graduated from Dillard University with a Bachelors of Arts in English and later went on to receive a Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix. With over 18 years in the field of education, she has been the recipient of two Teacher of the Year Awards, received the Texas PTA Lifetime member award, and received the Educational Excellence Award from the Dallas County Peace officers Association. She has a number of favorite teachers including her high school English teacher Mrs. Harkey who brought English alive for her, Mrs. Adams, her Academic Decathlon Coach, and Mrs. Sublett her first grade teacher.
PreK-5th Campus Director
Brandi serves as the PreK-5th Grade Campus Director of Village Tech with over 15 years of educational experience from Pre-K to 4th grade. With an emphasis in early childhood and elementary education, Brandi earned a Bachelors of Science in Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Early Childhood Education and Early Literacy and Curriculum. Honored at Bray Elementary as Campus Teacher of the Year, she is passionate about education and is an active member of National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA). Brandi has been the robotics coach for 6 years, taking her team to state 3 times, winning state runner up twice in the TCEA competition, and is currently coaching state qualifying teams through FIRST Lego League robotics.
Isabel serves as the campus Reading Specialist with over 18 years of experience as an educator in both elementary and secondary levels. She holds certifications as an English as a Second Language (ESL) and Special Education teacher. Isabel served as a campus coordinator for an after-school program for several years and was an after-school enrichment teacher for 21st Century Community Learning Programs, a program that offers academic enrichment opportunities to children who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. Isabel has been responsible for coaching U.I.L. academic competitions at the elementary level as well as sporting events with the Texas Charter Schools Academic and Athletic League. Isabel is very passionate about children and is driven to give of herself all that she can in order to keep them safe, happy and feeling loved!
Chief Technology Officer
Jeremy spent 12 years in the technology field as a systems analyst, graphic designer and draftsman before becoming a teacher. His education experience ranges from teaching digital interactive multimedia and advertising design at Duncanville High School as well as Mountain View Community College to guiding students to seven state and three national SkillsUSA Competition awards. Jeremy currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer and keeps all things running.
Chelsea is a writer and communications professional with experience in academic, corporate and nonprofit environments. She is currently a policy writer and risk analyst for Chase, where she also serves as a member of the Dallas Volunteer Leadership Group. Before Chase, Chelsea worked closely with local youth as the assistant children’s minister at Duncanville Church of Christ. She has also been a substitute teacher for districts all over the Metroplex, and plans to enroll in an alternative certification program to teach math or science.
Moses is a pastor and secondary educator in Duncanville. He currently teaches Pre-AP world geography and AP human geography at Duncanville High School. He has also served as the youth minister at Primera Iglesia Bautista in Arlington for eight years. He has 14 years of teaching experience, including four years at a local charter school, and he coached volleyball, track and cross-country. Moses is passionate about physical education - he was named the 2000 District Cross-Country Coach of the Year and is certified in physical education, in addition to social studies.
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