Rebekah is a recent graduate of Wheaton College in Chicago, IL where she studied Elementary Education, Middle Grade Math, and Middle Grade Language Arts. Throughout her time college, she worked to expand her skills at Generation Teach and the New York Times Summer Academy.
Rebekah is passionate about making the classroom a place of exciting discovery and hands-on learning. She is excited to think outside the box with her students to craft learning opportunities that connect with their interests. She loves empowering students to take ownership of their learning in and out of the classroom!
A Colorado native, Rebekah loves running, hiking, playing sports, or anything that keeps her outdoors! She also loves reading so send any book recommendations her way! She is thrilled about the opportunity to work with incredible students and teachers at Allegiance Academy
Social Studies and Coding
Alberto has been a bilingual teacher with the Dallas Independent School District for 8 years.
He graduated from the University of Texas in El Paso with a Major in Graphic Design and Minor in Computer Science. He worked for 10 years as an IT manager for the UTEP School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences and College of Education.
Alberto will bring his bilingual background, knowledge of science, math and IT to the Allegiance Academy. Every day he is a hard working teacher with a smile on his face, excited to educate every single student.
Alberto lives in Dallas with his wife Merily. He is passionate about competing in triathlon races, a full Ironman being his favorite distance. He loves travelling the world and learning new things every day. He is excited joining the Allegiance Academy team this Fall.
Math and Spanish
A native Texan, Jackie brings over 13 years of teaching experience, specializing in mathematics, to Allegiance Academy. Several of her past roles in the educational community include math curriculum writer, lead math teacher, mentor teacher, and community liaison.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Mathematics from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Being a military spouse, not only has she taught in Texas, but also California, North Carolina, and Japan in grades five through twelve. Her enthusiastic approach to education advocates for the whole child in order to strengthen their social-emotional self as well as facilitate their academic excellence.
Jackie currently resides in Southlake, TX with her husband Aaron. Together they nurture and guide their three children, Michael, Mary, and Meg to be successful active contributors in their own communities.
Math and Coding
Kayli House is co-owner of Oil and Cotton, an Oak Cliff-based art supply store that offers classes for all ages and custom program design for museums, schools, municipalities, and large corporations. She has been teaching preK-8th grade art at The Kessler School for five years, as well as maintaining a private piano studio. Her teaching is driven by a passion to get to know her students, assess their learning styles and give them confident access to modes of creative expression.
Kayli holds a master’s degree in music composition from the University of North Texas and a bachelor of arts in music with a minor in mathematics from Reed College. At Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts in Dallas, she was influenced by Paul Baker’s Integration of the Arts, focusing on classical piano and visual art. She has been designing curricula and teaching fine arts for twenty-five years in New York City and Dallas. She is a member of National Art Educator’s Association and National Music Teacher’s Association.
Formerly a competitive gymnast, Ms. House keeps up her flexibility with a yoga practice and regular walks of her dog Cookie. She lives in Dallas with her daughter Kathleen Rose, who is a thriving eighth grader at Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership Academy.
Mark Dye has nine years of teaching experience in the public school setting, and he is excited to bring his love of literature and writing to Allegiance! He is a Texas native, born and bred in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford area where he earned an IB diploma from L.D. Bell High School before getting his bachelor of arts from University of North Texas.
He believes in creating lessons that both engage and challenge, mixing equal amounts of fun and rigor while building the critical thinking skills that seem more and more important every day.
Mark is an aspiring author, having written two novels, and is currently writing and illustrating a children’s book. He is an Eagle Scout, and professional artist (though it still feels odd for him to say it), creating intricate ink drawings and handmade frames.
Adam is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station, TX where he earned his master’s degree in Educational Administration. During his time there, he participated in Preparing Academic Leaders (PAL), a project funded through the National Professional Development (NPD) Program.
He is passionate and self-driven in improving his instructional capacity. He believes that teachers should have a multitude of instructional tools to enhance student's learning and hopes to lead efforts in increasing instructional capacity among other teachers.
His philosophy of teaching pivots on three main principles, the first of which is having high expectations of students and supporting them in meeting those expectations. Collaboration set forth by student led academic discourse, as students need the space and time to organize their thoughts and discuss ideas with shared common vocabulary; and lastly, building a community of trust that draws on the strengths of the individuals, fostering a safe place to take risks and ask questions.
I am a third generation teacher, getting my start in education in my home state of Louisiana
where I taught for three years before moving to Texas. In Louisiana, I was elected as a District
Chair for the Louisiana Council for Social Studies and was named Teacher of the Year by the
New Orleans Freedom Foundations Chapter. I earned my undergraduate degree from the
University of New Orleans in International Studies and my Masters Degree in Peace and
Conflict Management from the University of Haifa located in Israel.
What I bring to Allegiance Academy is my seven years of prior teaching experience, a passion
for teaching Social Studies, and my knowledge of getting students to become college ready.
What I enjoy most about teaching is creating a classroom that is challenging but also engaging
for the students where I can teach them about how history can shape the future.
Currently, I am a resident of Fort Worth, Texas where I serve on the Human Relations
Commision for the city. My interests are traveling, reading, and enjoying nature. I look forward to
working at Allegiance Academy!
Emily Ramser has taught everything from third through twelfth grade. in a variety of settings from an academic summer camp to an arts based school to a highly gifted program. Emily graduated from Salem College with a double bachelors’ in English and Creative Writing and later from Texas Woman’s University with a master’s in Teaching and a master’s in English. For the past three years, she has focused on developing GT English courses that utilize a talent development model with Grapevine-Colleyville ISD’s ASPIRE Academy. She is excited to bring this talent development approach to Allegiance Academy this fall.
She currently resides in Denton with her two cats Neville and Bogle. Outside of the classroom, Emily writes poetry about the intersections of humanity and nature. She’s published several collections of poetry in addition to publishing over a hundred creative works in various journals and anthologies. She published a poem for the first time when she was a freshman in high school at the urging of her English teacher. She hopes to help her students find similar success with their writing as she believes that all students can be not just students but writers.
Coach Mallory grew up in St. Louis, MO, where she was a 3 sport athlete through her career at Ursuline Academy. In her graduation year of 2011, Mallory led the varsity team to the state championship, while earning multiple awards including Missouri Goalkeeper of the Year and STL Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete of the Year, among others.
Mallory went on to attend Brown University in Rhode Island, where she graduated in 2015. At Brown, Mallory played for the Bears for 4 years, and in her final season led the Ivy League in total saves.
Mallory started training goalkeepers in October of 2019 in the Dallas area, which eventually blossomed into officially launching My Goalkeeping Academy, or My.GK, in March of 2021.
Servicing nearly 100 goalkeepers in the DFW area, My.GK emphasizes building confident goalkeepers and leaders through hard work, dedication and discipline. Some key skill focuses in My.GK training programs includes improving technique, athleticism, positioning, decision making and clean handling. Mallory believes that the best goalkeepers simplify the game and the position by doing the little things right, 100% of the time.
Additionally, having been a field player until high school, Mallory understands and thus emphasizes the importance of goalkeepers’ foot skills and confidence on the ball. Each training session is designed to not only work on goalkeeper specific skills, but also to help improve soccer IQ and distribution. This presents an avenue for My.GK goalkeepers to not only become great goalkeepers, but also well-rounded soccer players ready to impact each game as an integral part of the defensive line.
Beyond goalkeeping specific skills, Mallory also specializes in aiding mindset development in young athletes. Having studied Cognitive Science at Brown University with an emphasis in Children’s Cognitive Development, Mallory has a deep passion for mindset and personal development. She teaches various mental strengthening techniques and skills to young athletes to build lasting confidence through the use of positive affirmations and self talk, goal setting, self actualization, and visualization, among others. It is Mallory’s mission to present mindset tools, tips and strategies to young athletes that will aid them in developing a strong and confident sense of self, enhancing mental performance on and off the field.
Sebastian grew up in Euless, Texas graduating from Euless Trinity High School in 2010. To initiate his college career, he attended Odessa College on a baseball scholarship and graduated with an Associate’s of Arts degree in General Studies. In 2015, he completed his Bachelors of Science degree in Education at Baylor University. He then entered the Physical Therapy field for 5 years educating and providing care for orthopedic patients. Sebastian returned back to school to earn his Bachelors of Science degree in Dietetics from the University of Northern Colorado in hopes to work with aspiring athletes of all ages.
In his education process he was able to co-found a Baseball Academy based out of the North Forth Worth Area, called V8 Baseball Academy. Working with young athletes has been a passion of his since he started his coaching career in 2016.
With his recent teaching certification through Texas Teachers he has been able integrate into Allegiance Academy and create a classroom atmosphere of respect, discipline and academic success.
Sebastian, his wife and two sons live in Haslet, Texas where they like to spend time at the park, visit family, and eat at their favorite restaurants.
A seasoned educator with 15 years under his belt, joins us from Texas Tech University. Fueled by a unique teaching approach, he balances entertainment and "explode the box" thinking to make his classroom a fun yet challenging environment. Patrick always emphasizes logic and reasoning in his lessons.
Outside school, he is a dedicated father of two, sharing his passions for fishing, soccer, baseball, and chess with his sons. His lively and engaging style reflects his belief that education should be as enjoyable as possible. We're thrilled to welcome Patrick to our team.