Clinical Staff

Kevin Goodnight

Kevin Goodnight has been working with children with developmental disabilities or autism for over nineteen years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University. He is currently completing his Master’s Degree in Psychology Specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis and is under supervision to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Kevin is a husband and father and he loves to travel and play golf in his free time. His focus is helping children find a path where they can thrive and flourish.

Julie Dyer

Julie Dyer is a therapist at Vanguard Preparatory School and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is responsible for group therapy and crisis management within the school. Julie has been with Vanguard since 2007 and has worked with children and teens in a therapeutic setting since 2003. She is most interested in helping children feel successful in their environment and also to learn more about themselves and how to collaborate with others. Julie graduated with a Masters Degree in Science in Clinical Psychology from Radford University in Virginia.

Janette Warne

Janette Warne has a master’s degree in speech-language pathology and over 20 years experience treating communication disorders in medical, educational, and university settings. Her primary areas of interest are diagnostics, phonology/highly unintelligible speech, and language-literacy. Janette is also a Vanguard mom and she is committed to helping families discover the difference Vanguard can make for their children.

Ali Pry

For many years, Ali was a teacher and worked at Dallas Academy, a specialized school for children with learning differences. Ali has a vast amount of experience working with children with a diverse range of mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges and disorders. As a teacher, Ali built strong relationships with her students and their families and practiced therapeutic expressive art techniques in her classroom such as drama, art, music, movement, mindfulness, experiments, games, and humor to meet their socio-emotional needs. Ali is a counselor at Vanguard and also works as a clinical play therapy intern at Nourish Play Therapy. Ali has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from The University of Texas at Austin (Hook’em!) and will finish her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling in February 2019 from Amberton University.

Ali is a mom to a 2 year old husky puppy, who followed in her mom’s footsteps and is a certified therapy dog. Ali enjoys playing and watching sports (especially Texas Longhorn football) and loves anything that’s artsy and creative: painting, film and video, music, journaling, and DIY projects.

Jason Mishalanie

Ph.D., Psychological Testing, Neurofeedback and Clinical Program Advisor

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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