Lower School Staff
Beth Kellen has a Bachelors of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and is certified to teach grades 1-6. Her specialization is Reading. She is in her fifth year of teaching.
Beth’s passions are STEM projects, community gardening, and thorough integration of technology into the school day.
As a Mom of three children, Beth understands the home- to-school connection. She loves to keep Vanguard families involved. Her overarching philosophy in the classroom is meet children where they are and help them grow, work in conjunction with therapists to facilitate positive change, and celebrate everyday victories.
Charity joined the Vanguard family in October 2016. After several years in the corporate world, she decided to go back to school for her first love, teaching. She earned her Bachelors Degree in elementary education from Liberty University. Charity considers working with children to be a privilege and joy, and marvels at the magic that happens in the classroom everyday.
Frank Farino has a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and special education. He has over 23 years experience in the academic and behavioral development of children and young adults. Frank has been part of the Vanguard Prep School for 6 years and is dedicated in facilitating a nurturing environment for students to grow both academically and socially.
Chris Cousins is a born and raised Dallas native. After graduating from the Greenhill School, just down the road from Vanguard, Chris went to Southern Methodist University. At SMU, he earned a B.A. in Art History.
Chris spent 10 years as a Special Education teacher in Richardson ISD and Dallas ISD. He worked with elementary and middle school children in all academic subjects, including 2 years in a self-contained autism class. This experience helped cement Chris’s desire to foster and expand the learning opportunities of all students.
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Gaby Arrington has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Texas A&M University. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Counseling with a concentration in children and adolescents. Her goal is to become an LPC and specialize in Play Therapy and working with children. For the past three years she has been working with children on the Spectrum and other developmental differences as an ABA therapist. Gaby received her RBT certification in 2017 to develop a deeper understanding about applied behavioral analysis.
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Our mission is to enrich children’s lives by fostering independence, self-esteem, and compassion for others. Every child is valued regardless of diagnosis or challenge. We guide them in a positive direction and create a strong foundation for learning through social, emotional, and academic development.
Vanguard Preparatory School
4240 Sigma Road Dallas, TX 75244
(phone) (972) 404-1616
(fax) (972) 404-1641
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