Middle School

Elizabeth Mitch – teacher

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Dallas

Certificates/Awards: Classtime certification of Orton-Gillingham
Why Vanguard? Elizabeth loves working at a therapeutic school where the needs of all kids are placed as the front and center priority. She choose Vanguard because her values align with our mission.

Kiara GoShay – teacher

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University and a Masters of Science in Educational Psychology from Purdue University Global
Certificates/Awards: TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
Why Vanguard? Kiara chose Vanguard because of the passion and drive of the people that work here. Everyone is here and willing to do what is needed to ensure our kids succeed.

Logan Spiddle – teacher

Degree(s): Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida State University. Currently pursuing Master of Education in Science Curriculum and Instruction from University of Texas at Arlington
Why Vanguard? When Logan first stepped foot on campus, he loved the level of commitment the staff had towards the students and their families. Vanguard staff do everything they can to help these kids achieve their potential and he wanted to be a part of that.

Tiesha Cortez – teacher

Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Psychology from The University of Texas at Arlington, currently pursuing Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Abilene Christian University
Certificates/Awards: Registered Behavior Technician
Why Vanguard? Tiesha likes the idea of being able to witness the day to day growth of students who struggle with various developmental skills. She wanted to be apart of the long term growth as well as being present to see it happen.

Destiny Orellana – teacher assistant

Degree(s): Currently pursuing Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Dallas College
Certificates/Awards: Registered Behavior Technician
Why Vanguard? Destiny walked into Vanguard when she most needed it and when we needed her. She choose Vanguard because it feels like family.