WGA Office Staff


Principal - Lisa Alexander

I was born in Springfield, Missouri while my father was attending college. After his graduation we moved back to Garland where my parents were from.  I attended school in Garland at Bullock Elementary, Jackson Middle School and North Garland high school. I went to college and received a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education at The University of North Texas and the a Master's degree in Educational Administration.  I taught Kindergarten and Fourth grades at Spring Creek Elementary in GISD before becoming an Assistant Principal at Rowlett Elementary and then a Principal at Cooper and Rowlett Elementary.

I have been married to my high school sweetheart for thirty years. We have a daughter, Jordan and a son Chase. Jordan graduated from Texas State University and is employed with GISD and my son is a recent graduate at Texas A&M and works for Cintas in the Woodlands.  During my free time I enjoy reading, shopping, gardening and spending time at our lake house at Cedar Creek Lake.  I am excited about leading our school into many exciting endeavors over the next few years!

Assistant Principal - Meredith Neatherlin

Mrs. Neatherlin posing by the WGA logo

My name is Meredith Neatherlin and I am honored to have the opportunity to work at Walnut Glen Academy.  I grew up in Del City, Oklahoma and graduated from Del City High School.  I attended Oklahoma State University and graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education.  After graduation, I taught 2nd and 3rd grade in Oklahoma City.  I moved to the Dallas area in 2010 and began teaching 3rd grade at Ethridge Elementary.  I obtained my Master of Education in Educational Technology Leadership and Administration.  I have also taught Intervention and served as a Technology Specialist for GISD.  The past two years I have spent my time as an Instructional Specialist for the Advanced Academics Department. 

I am happily married with one daughter, Olivia.  Olivia is a 4th grader and loves Minecraft, sour candy and being a member of the drill team.  As a family, we love to travel, play board games and try new restaurants. 

I believe parent involvement is key to a successful student.  I hope to see you soon and look forward to growing and learning here at Walnut Glen!

Nurse - Elizabeth Nelms

I grew up in Dallas, and have been a nurse for 15 years. I also worked at Baylor UMC in the NICU for 6 years as well as the Emergency Department for 6 years. This is my 4th year in school nursing. I proudly served in the US Navy for four years. My husband and I have three daughters and one foster daughter who attends GISD schools. My oldest daughter is currently in the Air Force. I am so excited to be at Walnut Glen and look forward to working with each student to help them prepare for a successful academic school year.


Office Crew 

Office Aide   


 Data Clerk

    Kourtney Flores    

   Karen Brandenburg  

       Elva Guzman       




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