Launch/Transition Team

Stephanie James

Degree(s): Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences from The University of North Texas
Certificates/Awards: Registered Behavior Technician, American Heart Association HeartSaver Instructor, 26 Years of Service at Vanguard
Why Vanguard? Stephanie chose Vanguard because of their shared belief in the universal right to belong and to feel loved. Vanguard also encourages teachers to pursue their passions and provides support in doing so.


Beth Trout

Degree(s): BS Secondary Education, General Sciences, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
Certificates/Awards: Vanguard Staff Member of the Year 2021
Why Vanguard? Vanguard allows me to learn and grow in my personal and professional life. I have benefited from many of the social and emotional skills we teach our students. I appreciate the support and encouragement received from the administration and teachers in the building across all grade levels.