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New Horizons Advisory Council

Committee Type: 
District Level Opportunities
Committee Category: 
Committee Purpose: 

The goal of the committee is to prevent school age parents from dropping out of school. The focus groups discuss program needs and work on yearly goals.

Frequency of Meetings: 

Small monthly focus groups

Committee Makeup: 

The committee is made up of social service agency representatives, community members, parents, students and district personnel.

Committee Members: 

FCS/CTE Coordinator:
Dr. Sandra Thompson 

Kelly Duval
Becky Shane
Nina Bates
Robyn Waldran
Karen Stanton
Julie Knight
Darlene Yoquelet
Kristi Weaver
Jane Heers
Leigh Ann Cagle
Kristy Christopher 

Barbara J. King 

Robert Quach
Assistant Principal-North Garland High School 

Marian Riner
Case Manager Valle Student Services 

Health Representatives:
Jessica Olivo 

Natalie Jeters BSN RN
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Labor & Delivery 

Alonda Lopez
MPA Graduate

Community Members:
Jill Busha, Metro Family Pregnancy Center-Garland 

Special Education Campus Facilitator:
GHS-   Tori Hellmann
SGHS- Erin Pace, Michelle Paul
NGHS- Beth Chavez
LCHS-  Shirlene Singleton
NFHS- Jean Funn
RHS-   Delisa Lapinsky
SHS-   Marilyn Portman
MPA- Cheryl Flynn


Sandra Thompson
Career and Technical Education Coordinator-FCS