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
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.