Vivian Chandler Fairley
Mrs. Chandler is starting her 15th year in education, all of which have transpired in Dallas ISD. Ms. Chandler is a Dallas native and graduate of Skyline High School. Graduating from Texas A&M University Commerce, she began her career as high school teacher and girls basketball coach. During this time, she also received master’s degrees in curriculum and instruction and educational leadership from Texas A&M University Commerce. Ms. Chandler has severed as a Campus Instructional Coach and Assistant Principal. These years were very formative in her growth as an educator as it provided a solid foundation of quality leadership in both curriculum and decision making. In 2019, she was honored to move into this role as Administrator of The Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Global H-TECH where she hopes to inspire "Excellence in every Capacity". Serving as the H-TECH administrator is important to Ms. Chandler because as a student from a single parent household she fully understands how the opportunities provided through a college education can change the trajectory of an entire family.
Ms. Chandler enjoys spending time with her husband Ray, a high school social studies teacher and their three children Reavyn, Ryleigh and Ryan. She enjoys travelling, especially to coastal areas and plans to retire in the Bahamas.
Workplace Learning Coordinator
Ms. Gilb, our Conrad H-TECH counselor, has worked in the Dallas Independent School District for just over 20 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English at the University of North Texas and her Master of Education-Counseling at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Ms. Gilb loves working with students and their families to explore, set, and achieve postsecondary goals. She is passionate about the Early College Program at Conrad because it allows students to push themselves, strive alongside peers with similar goals, and believe through doing that higher education is both possible and attainable. She strongly feels that education at Conrad is more than just academic; in working with peers from diverse backgrounds, H-TECH students develop a global perspective while building leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. Ms. Gilb sponsors the Rising Leaders Service Club, is a Texas OnCourse Fellow, and volunteers for both Gates Scholarship and the APIASF Scholarship.