- Principal - Mrs. Alexander
- Assistant Principal - Dr. Brown
- Secretary - Mrs. Brandenburg
- Counselor - Mrs. Rivera
- Data Clerk - Mrs. Guzman
- Nurse - Mrs. Nelms
- CTA - Mr. Mata
Principal - Mrs. Alexander
I am so excited about reconnecting with our Walnut Glen community and all that we will learn this school year both virtually and in person. I have been an educator in Garland ISD for 35 years and have never experienced anything like what this school year will bring. It will stretch our knowledge and skill set and the world of school will never quite be the same again! This is my sixth year as the principal at Walnut Glen Academy. After six years I know that this is truly my home and that the Snow Leopard Community is simply the best! Prior to coming to WGA I served as the principal at both Cooper Elementary and Rowlett Elementary in our district. I also taught both kindergarten and fourth grades at Spring Creek Elementary many years ago! I grew up in Garland and graduated from North Garland High School before going to college at the University of North Texas for my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Texas A&M Commerce for my Masters in Educational Administration. Since I was a little girl I have never wanted to do anything other than be a teacher! I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 35 years this past August and we are the proud parents of two wonderful kids, Jordan and Chase and their spouses Wes and Rachel and two beautiful grandsons Jaxon and Easton and a new grand baby on the way in February! When I am not at school you can find me reading, shopping or hanging out at our lake house on the weekends at Cedar Creek Lake. School, family and our WGA community are my life. I am truly blessed beyond measure to be a part of our WGA Snow Leopard family!
Assistant Principal - Dr. Brown
I was born in a little town about 35 miles east of Dallas -- Terrell! After graduating from Terrell High School, I pursued and completed a Bachelor's degree from Bishop College, a Master's degree from Perkins School of Theology at SMU, a Master's degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, a Doctor of Ministry degree from Perkins School of Theology at SMU.
I started teaching in Dallas ISD, then in Longview ISD, back to Dallas ISD, and then to Garland ISD. I started as an administrator at Schrade Middle School to Watson MST to Steadham Elementary, and now at Walnut Glen Academy for Excellence. I will continue to make a positive impact in the lives of the staff, students, and the community.
I have been married to wife, Savitri, for 30 years on August 26th. We have three sons, Drew, Josh, and Caleb.
Secretary - Mrs. Brandenburg
Hi WGA Snow Leopards!! I am beginning my 6th year as the Secretary at Walnut Glen Academy and I absolutely LOVE my job! Prior to coming to WGA, I was the Data Clerk at Rowlett Elementary for 17 years. I grew up as an "Air Force Brat". I was born in San Antonio, and shortly after we went to Japan for 3 years. We then returned to the states and lived in Texas and Florida. I am happily married to my husband Rick, for 37 years! We have 4 children and there are 6 littles that call me Mimi (my favorite title). When I am not at work, I enjoy working in my yard, traveling, swimming and playing with my grandkids. We absolutely LOVE Christmas at my house! In fact, we've been known to put our Christmas tree up in October!! I'm excited for this school year, and whatever it brings we will get through it together!!
Counselor - Mrs. Rivera
Data Clerk - Mrs. Guzman
I have been @ WGA since 2006. At first, I was a Teacher’s Aide. I enjoyed six wonderful years helping students in different grade levels and after living so many adventures and learning experiences from some loving teachers; it was time for me to be part of the wonderful office Staff, where I have been Data Clerk since 2012-2013 school year. I have a loving husband, Agustin Guzman and together we have three wonderful sons, Jon, Daniel and David. My husband and I are blessed to work for the wonderful community of GISD.
Nurse - Mrs. Nelms
I have been with WGA for 6 years. I am married and have 3 daughters. My oldest daughter lives in NY and works for an advertising agency. I still have two daughters at home who attend Sachse HS. I am a veteran of the US Navy. I was stationed in Hawaii. After my 4 year enlistment I attended nursing school and got my BSN. I worked for 12 years at Baylor Dallas. I worked 6 years in the NICU and 6 years in Emergency Department.