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The Dickinson ISD Department of Educational Services is committed to fostering excellence in all areas and focusing on academic success by providing services and instructional support to students and teachers.



Educational Services

Dr. Jeff Pack Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services
Mena Tamayo Secretary to Deputy Superintendent


Department Staff

Laurie G. Rodriguez Executive Director of Special Programs
Trisha Taylor Secretary to the Executive Director of Special Programs
Kathy Behrendsen
Director of State and Federal Programs & IMA
Dr. Leone Clark Director of Advanced Academics
Chad Nuetzmann Director of Teacher Development and Professional Learning
Lisa Herrera Director of At-Risk Programs & Bilingual Education
Dr. Debby Noffsinger Director of Assessment, Accountability & Compliance
J. Paul Trahan Director of Fine Arts
Cynthia Corona
Secretary for Educational Services
Dr. Melissa Everett Director of Career and Technical Education
Casey Schoen Secretary to Director of Career and Technical Education

Curriculum Specialists

Jacquelyn Kennedy Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Susan Cook English Language Arts & Reading (PK-4)
Jennifer Brewer English Language Arts & Reading (5-8)
Charles Moore English Language Arts & Reading (9-12)

D'Ann Schneider

Math (PK-4)
Amanda Rodriguez Math (5-8)
Melinda Snelson Math (9-12)
Victoria Smith-Hood Science (PK-5)
Alicia Dowell
Science (6-12)
Susan Haynes Social Studies (PK-12)

Bilingual/EL and STEM Specialists

TBD Bilingual / EL Specialist 
 Maria Figarelli Bilingual / EL Specialist
  STEM Specialist 
 Krystal Trevino STEM Specialist 


Educational Resources

Endorsed by the Texas Association of School Boards, Restorative Practices is a differentiated approach to building and sustaining relationships and managing behavior in a proactive manner instead of responding reactively.

For more information about what Restorative Practices are and to see videos about how they look in action, click here: Restorative Practices Information
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