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Board of Directors

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Ms. Shelia McBrinn

President

smcbrinn@foundationsyc.org

www.foundationsyc.org

Sheila is the current President of the TAAPS board of directors, and she has served on the board since 2006. Sheila is the director of the School for Young Children, a private non-profit program for students with language based learning differences in Houston. The school was first accredited by TAAPS in 1994. School for Young Children 810 Sul Ross Rd. Houston, Texas 77006

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Ms. Tiffany Johnson

Executive Director

info@taaps.org

www.taaps.org

Tiffany is the newest member of the TAAPS board, joining in July 2018. She is Director of Development at Concordia University Texas, and was previously Director of Development at St. Francis School in Austin, Texas, a member of TAAPS since 2006. TAAPS  - 300 East Huntland Austin, TX 78752 512-945-1636

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Mr. David McGrath

Board Director

dave@paragonprep.com

www.paragonprep.com

David joined the TAAPS Board in 2013. David founded Paragon Prep School in 1997 and serves as the Headmaster. Paragon is a for-profit, nonsectarian school for exceptional students in grades PreK – 8th grade in Austin. Paragon has been accredited by TAAPS since 2003. Paragon Prep School 5206 Balcones Drive 78731

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Ms. Betty K. Moore

Board Director: Past President

bettykellymoore@gmail.com

Betty has a long tenure on the TAAPS board, starting her service as a board member in 1986. During that tenure, Betty spent a full decade as our organization’s representative to the TEPSAC board. For thirty-five years, she headed The Village School, an international private independent school in Houston. The school was one of the first schools accredited by TAAPS in 1987. 2738 Mid Lane Houston, Texas 77027

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Mr. Patrick Cone

Secretary/Treasurer:

pcone@trafton.org

www.trafton.org

Patrick is the current Treasurer of TAAPS, having joined the board of directors in 2013. He is an Assistant Principal of Trafton Academy, a school serving gifted and on-grade-level students in the southwest part of Houston. He has been with Trafton Academy since 1995. The school has been accredited with TAAPS since 2000.

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Ms. Linda Smith

Board Director

lindas621@aol.com

www.stmarksep.com

Linda joined the TAAPS Board in 2009. She has been the Principal of St. Mark’s School for 16 years. The school serves pre-K - 8th grade academically advanced students in El Paso. St. Mark’s School was founded in 1965 and has been an active member of the TAAPS community of schools for 16 years. St. Mark's School 5005 Love Rd. El Paso, Texas 79922

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Ms. Barbara Porter

Vice President Standards Committee Chairman: TEPSAC Commissioner

bporter@stfrancis-school.org

www.stfrancis-school.org

Barbara joined the TAAPS Board in 2008 and currently serves as the Vice President. Since 2011 she is also the organization’s TEPSAC Commissioner. Barbara is the Founder and Head of St. Francis School in Austin. Since 1985, St. Francis School has fulfilled the mission “Excellence without Exclusivity,” and now serves over 400 students. St. Francis School has been accredited by TAAPS since 2006. St. Francis School 300 East Huntland Austin, Tx. 78752

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Mr. Adam Wilson

Board Director

adam@griffinschool.org

www.griffinschool.org

Adam joined the TAAPS board in 2015. He is the co-founder and head of the school at Griffin School, a college-prep high school community that integrates academic rigor and creativity for compassionate, intellectually curious students in Austin. Griffin School was first accredited by TAAPS in 2002. Griffin School 5001 Evans Avenue Austin, Texas 78751

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Standards Committee

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Ms. Barbara Porter

Standards Committee Chairman: TEPSAC Commissioner

bporter@stfrancis-school.org

www.stfrancis-school.org

St. Francis School 300 East Huntland Austin, Texas 78752

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Mr. Patrick Cone

Committee Member

pcone@trafton.org

www.trafton.org

Trafton Academy 4711 McDermed St. Houston, Texas 77035

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Mr. David McGrath

Committee Member

dave@paragonprep.com

www.paragonprep.com

Paragon Prep School 5206 Balcones Drive 78731

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