Ms. Paschel grew up on the beaches of South Carolina. She made the move to Texas after high school to attend Texas A&M University where she graduated with a degree in Kinesiology. After working with elderly patients to rehab their chronic pain conditions, she decided to teach children how to live healthier lives so that they could avoid injuries as an adult. Ms. Paschel served as a health/PE educator and coach prior to completing her Master’s in Educational Administration from Concordia University in 2010. She has been an educator for 14 years and currently serves as an Instructional Support Teacher at Freeman Elementary. Ms. Paschel is the chair for the Community Partnerships’ committee.
Mrs. Rhonda Williams is an Instructional Coach at Rowlett High School in Rowlett, Texas. She has been in education since 2005. Prior to embarking on following her true purpose, to educate, Rhonda experienced considerable success as a business professional. Rhonda hails from Arkansas, but has called Texas her home for more than twenty years. She attended the Great Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas where she received a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and Bachelors of Business Administration. Because Rhonda truly believes the philosophy of Gandhi that we must “be the change that we would like to see in the world”, she has gone on to continue her educational career at Concordia University Texas where she received a Masters in Educational Administration. When not immersing herself in, learning and facilitating instructional practices, Rhonda spends time with her husband of eighteen years, three children and three grandchildren.
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Ms. Danielle Twitty is originally from Paris, Texas. She is an Algebra 1 and Algebra 1 Intervention teacher at Rowlett High School in Rowlett, Texas. She attended Richland College and obtained her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from Texas A&M University at Commerce. Danielle was in Corporate American for seven years, but she always had a passion to help and inspire students in the world of education. She has a desire to help students who have academic struggles, especially our strong, African American males. As a mother to a daughter and son, she knows the struggles that come with paving the way for our children.
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Mrs. JC Tucker has been in education for over 30 years. She is currently the Speech Pathologist specializing in Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Garland Independent School District. J.C. completed her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Speech Pathology from Texas A&M University at Commerce. At the present time, Mrs. Tucker is a Doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at Texas A&M University at Commerce. JC s a is often found finishing her dissertation in Educational Leadership, volunteering for her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta or as a certified scuba rescue diver, giving water safety lessons to people of all ages.
Ms. Shaneia Smith is an English as a Second Language teacher at Rowlett High School (GISD) in Rowlett, Texas. She has been teaching secondary education for the last 14 years and has been with Garland Independent School District for the last nine years. Prior to moving to the Dallas area, she resided in Nacogdoches, Texas. Ms. Smith is a proud graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, where she earned her Bachelors of Liberal Arts with a double major in English and Speech Communication. She later earned her Masters of Secondary Education with an Emphasis in Teacher Leadership from the same esteemed university, and most recently obtained her Principal Certification from Lamar University. Her educational motto is, “If I can’t reach them, I can’t teach them” and believes her platform in GAABSE will help her press toward breaking down challenging barriers as well as encouraging educators to utilize motivational methods for all students. In her spare time, you may see her practicing her yoga moves or spending time with her son.
Ms. Pamela Edwards is the Assistant Principal at Cisneros Pre-K Center. Ms. Edwards has been in education for the past 18 years. She attended Northwest Missouri State for her undergraduate degree in Maryville, Missouri and obtained her Masters in Education from University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her teaching experience includes middle school math and reading and spans over the states of Nebraska, Missouri (Go Bearcats!), and now, Texas. Ms. Edwards truly loves children and is passionate about helping students achieve success, not just academically but socially also. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her son, shopping, and being an active volunteer at her church. She is looking forward to seeing you all at the GAABSE meetings and/or functions.
Dallas born and raised, Angela Daniels knew that she wanted to make a difference in the city that made a difference in her. Graduating from Lincoln High School, in South Dallas, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Literary Studies with an emphasis in Education at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2006. Passionate about kids, she coached and taught students in schools located in the South Dallas, Oak Cliff, and Pleasant Grove areas of Dallas where she felt she could do the most good for those who needed it most. Between 2009 and 2011, Angela finished work on her Master’s degree in Education Administration at the University of North Texas at Dallas.
In 2012, she was able to combine her love of helping students and her administration degree as a district coordinator for student intervention services in Wichita Falls, TX. 2015 brought her back to the Dallas Metroplex with an administrative position in Garland ISD that focused on keeping kids in school.
A wife and mother of three, in the free time that she finds, she enjoys reading and listening to music.