High School

Stephanie James

Stephanie has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology with over 20 years of experience working with children who have learning and emotional differences. Stephanie has worked in a locked therapeutic facility in Missouri for youth offenders and at Our Friend’s Place, a therapeutic group home for girls in Dallas. Stephanie teaches English and Sign Language. She is the Entrepreneurial Program team lead.

Veronica Nelson

Veronica Nelson has a Bachelor of Science degree from Grambling State University, where she majored in speech and language pathology with a minor in special education. She found her passion for working with the special needs population while volunteering for C-Bac, now called The Arc, in Shreveport, Louisiana. In college she worked at Paul E Slayton Preschool in Ruston, Louisiana where she gained experience in the classroom and working with students with special needs. After graduation, she moved to Texas to embark on her career with the Plano ISD structured teaching program in August 1998.

Jeremy Phillips

Jeremy Phillips primarily teaches college-prep English and Government in the High School, and is the National Honor Society advisor as well as one of our robotics team coaches. He attended Vanguard for Middle School before going to public high school and then the University of Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics. After he returned to Dallas, Vanguard welcomed him back as a teacher in 2012.

Amy Rangel

Amy Rangel has her Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Child Development. She worked at Children’s Medical Center for 11 years as a Child Life Specialist. She also teaches at Brookhaven Community College in the Child Development/Teacher Preparation Department. She has been at Vanguard since 2015.

Beth Trout

Beth Trout has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and has been teaching in the classroom since 2012. Since joining Vanguard, she has primarily taught High School science and math. Beth enjoys the daily challenge of bringing deeper understanding to her students. She is also the proud Mom of a 2013 Vanguard graduate.

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