Rhonda Williams - President

Rhonda Williams


Mrs. Rhonda Williams is dedicated to uplifting and advocating for students as an Intervention Facilitator in Garland ISD. During her time as an educator, Rhonda has championed student success through her leadership and systemic development of programs fostering impactful student and community partnerships.

Shaneia Smith - President Elect

Shaneia Smith

President Elect

Shaneia Smith is originally from Alto, Texas, a small, rural town in deep East Texas. Ms. Smith attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas where she obtained her Bachelors in Liberal Arts and Communication, and later a Masters in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in Teacher Leadership. Before transitioning to the Dallas-Fort Worth area over eleven years ago, Shaneia taught high school in Nacogdoches and co-founded Students of Color, a student organization promoting culture, advocacy, volunteerism, and academic excellence.

Statia Paschel

Statia Paschel

Immediate Past President

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.

Dianne Shaw - Treasurer

Dianne Shaw


Dianne Shaw is a native of Southwest Louisiana who received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Later, Dianne obtained her Master’s Degree from Concordia University Texas in Austin, Texas in Educational Administration with a focus in Instructional Leadership.

Eboney Forté - Correspondence Secretary

Eboney Forté

Corresponding Secretary

Eboney Forté is originally from Paris TX, and has been with Garland ISD for over 16 years. She began as a teacher at South Garland High school, has served in the Research, Assessment and Accountability Department as an Assessment Manager and as a Ready 1:1 Coach for Naaman Forest HS.

Elizabeth Jean Pierre - Recording Secretary

Elizabeth Jean-Pierre

Recording Secretary

Bio Coming Soon

ShaRee Andrews - Financial Secretary

ShaRee Andrews

Financial Secretary

ShaRee was born and partially raised in Dallas, Tx, she eventually grew up and completed public school in East Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science at East Texas State University in Commerce, Tx, and her Master’s Degree in Education at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Cory Malcolm - Parliamentarian

Cory Malcolm


Cory Malcolm is a Garland native; that is a graduate of Garland ISD. Cory graduated from Garland High School in 2003. He earned his bachelor's degree from Louisiana Tech University in Elementary Education and Special Education. In 2015, Cory earned dual masters degrees from Dallas Baptist University. Cory is currently in the process of completing his doctorate degree in Educational Leadership. Cory is currently serving as an Assistant Principal at Flower Mound High School 9th Grade Center.

Kimberly Thomas - Historian

Kimberly Thomas


Kimberly Thomas was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, where she attended Peabody Magnet High School. She is a proud graduate of Southern University and A&M College, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. She furthered her education by obtaining a Master of Arts degree in Professional Development from Amberton University and a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix.

Nickolas Gaines - Chaplin

Nickolas Gaines


Nickolas Gaines is a veteran, national speaker, and educator. Nickolas is a prominent scholar-practitioner who has a wealth of experience, expanding over 10 years of service in local, regional, national, and international communities. He is a global citizen who has served the United States Army for seven years and has led initiatives for the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs providing spiritual care and clinical mental health care.

Darrin Montena

Darrin Montena


  • Not Pictured: Advisory Council

    • Linda Griffin
    • John Washington
    • Gradyne Brown
    • Phyllis Williams
    • Statia Paschel
    • Pamela Edwards

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