Mrs. Rhonda Williams is dedicated to uplifting and advocating for students as an Intervention Facilitator in Garland ISD. During her time as an educator, Rhonda has championed student success through her leadership and systemic development of programs fostering impactful student and community partnerships. Rhonda hails from Arkansas but has called Texas her home for more than twenty years.
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Dianne Shaw is an 8th Grade Reading Interventionist, Motivator, and Inspiring Instructional Coach. I have been employed with Garland I.S.D. for 15 years. Thirteen of those years, I facilitated the Scholastic Read 180 Intervention Program (6th-8th) for Special Ed. and Regular Ed. at Lyles Middle School. After 13 years at Lyles, I was fortunate to have an opportunity to work with on-level 8th graders as a Reading Interventionist at the Classical Center at Brandenburg.
Dallas born and raised, she knew that she wanted to make a difference in the city that made a difference in me. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Literary Studies with an emphasis in Education from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2006. Passionate about kids, she coached and taught students in schools located in the South Dallas, Oak Cliff, and Pleasant Grove areas of Dallas, where there is the most need for qualified teachers who care.
I am an East Texas native who does not like the outdoors. (Go figure!) My husband and I are living our best lives as empty nesters. I have two sons who are both in college. My oldest is a senior at the University of North Texas and the youngest is a sophomore at Oklahoma State University. Last but certainly not least, I am a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Incorporated.
Ms. Danielle Twitty is originally from Paris, Texas and mother to Destini, a Junior at Prarieview A & M Univerisity and Dalyn, a Senior at Rowlett High School. Her children drive and push her to excel! Danielle has been a dedicated member of Greenville Avenue Church of Christ for the last 23 years. She is an Algebra 1 Pre-AP teacher at Lyles Middle School.
Shaneia Smith, GAABSE’s Corresponding Secretary, is originally from Alto, Texas, a small, rural town in deep East Texas. Ms. Smith attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas where she obtained her Bachelors in Liberal Arts and Communication, and later a Masters in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in Teacher Leadership.
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Eboney Forté is originally from Paris TX, and has been with Garland ISD for over 15 years where she has served as a teacher, instructional coach and district administrator. She currently is a professional development specialist with Garland. Eboney is a third generation Lion and has a B.A. in political science from TAMU-Commerce (formally ETSU).
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