Administration

Maude Pampel, M.S. 

Director of the Rise School of Dallas, 2015-Present
MS in Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. BA from Rhodes College, Memphis, TN. Experience includes 3 years as a Child Development Specialist/Teacher at the Callier Preschool for Communication Disorders, a practicum at Bryan’s House, and volunteer in a PPCD program.  Started working at Rise in 2009 that included roles as a Lead Teacher and Educational Coordinator before becoming the Director. Email Maude

Caroline Snabes
Director of Development, 2019 - Present
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MaRetta "Rita" Dyer
Financial and Office Manager
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Hillary Byrd
Rise Administrative Assistant 
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Contracted Therapists

Annie Altman Herndon, Music Therapist, Degree, privately contracted

Meredith Salge, Physical Therapist, Master degree, privately contracted

Elizabeth Gorman, Speech Therapist and Educational Coordinator

Cheek, Lisa, Occupational Therapist, privately contracted


Supported Employment Classroom Assistants

Rise's supported employment program employs adults with developmental disabilities as classroom helpers and assistants. This program provides staff members who offer valuable assistance while reinforcing to students, their families, and the community that adults of all abilities can hold fulfilling jobs, earn money to support themselves, and contribute to society.

Javier Flores, Luke Maberry, Veronica Castillo, Paris Nason


 

Teachers

 

Tara Bailey, M.Ed.

Red Room Lead Teacher, PreK 5 Class. M.Ed in Early Childhood Special Education, Texas Woman’s University. BA in English Literature, University of Texas at Arlington. Texas Teacher Certification EC-4. Experience includes 5 years at Walnut Hill United Methodist Church as a preschool teacher and 6 years at the Rise School.

Teacher Assistants

Hannah Hwang

Julie Wheeler

 

Marli Kimball, M.S.

Pink Room Lead Teacher, Preschool 4 Class, M.S in Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders from University of Texas at Dallas and a B.S in Psychology from Texas A&M.  

Teacher Assistants

Carissa Whitcomb

Anne Harper

Sydney Warner

 

Julie Clark, M.S.

Blue Room Lead Teacher, Preschool 3 Class. Julie completed her Master degree in Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders from University of Texas at Dallas.  

Teacher Assistants

Brenna Callaghan

Taylor Denton

Kristin Moore

 

Nicholas Patterson, M.S.

Green Room Lead Teacher, Toddler II Class. Master Degree in Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas.  Nick completed his graduate internship with the Rise School of Dallas in the spring of 2014.  He continued to volunteer his time at the school before being hired in the summer of 2016.

Teacher Assistants

Lucero (Lucy) Guel

Katrzyna (Kasia) Soltysik

 

Jessica Shelhamer

Yellow Room Lead Teacher, Infant Class.  Jessica has completed her Master degree in Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders from University of Texas at Dallas. 

Teacher Assistants

Vanessa Rojas

Melanie Herbert

 

Katie Patterson, M.Ed

Purple Room Lead Teacher, Infant Class. Master Degree, Early Childhood Special Education and Bachelors in Child Development from Texas Women’s University.