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Ms. E. Washington - ELAR CIC

Erica Washington is entering her 15th year in education and serving as the RLA Campus Instructional Coach at Billy Earl Dade Middle School. Previously, Washington was a classroom teacher in Dallas ISD and Mesquite ISD where she taught english language arts. She also spent 2 years as an ELAR Facilitator and Master Teacher for a grant magnet program in DeSoto ISD, and focused on best practices, support for teachers and project based learning for magnet students.

Washington graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and earned her teaching credentials (EC-4th generalist). She earned her first Master’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies at Webster University- Kansas City, Missouri. Washington earned another Master’s degree in Reading at Texas A&M University-Commerce and obtained her Master Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist (EC-12) certifications. Washington has 14 years of educational experience. She’s a wife and mother of one daughter and enjoys spending time with family in her spare time. Her favorite quote is “I can and I will”.

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Ms. T. Jackson - Math CIC

Tamicha Jackson serves as the Campus Instructional Coach for Math. She has her certification in middle and high school math as well as special education. Previously, Jackson has served as a transformational math teacher in the Dallas Independent School District. In that role she taught and implemented the district’s math curriculum to at-risk students of all diversities. She taught with passion, energy and creativity leading over 80% of her students to pass the State of Texas Academic Assessment. She also led the boys’ basketball team to win their first district championship in 2019.

 

Jackson graduated cum laude from Louisiana Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. She is currently working on her master’s degree in educational leadership. Tamicha has over 10 years of educational experience in mathematic curriculum. She is a self-proclaimed mathematician. Tamicha also has professional experience in basketball, after graduating from Louisiana Tech she was drafted, in the first round, to the WNBA. She has traveled all over the world playing basketball and serving as a role model to young female athletes. Tamicha enjoys reading the Bible and biking in her spare time. Her favorite quote is “the ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.”

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Ms. T. Timms - Science & Social Studies CIC

Torrian Timms is embarking on her second year as Dade’s Campus Instructional Coach for the Science and Social Studies department. Previously, Ms. Timms taught sixth, seventh and eighth grade Science and Physics at the Dr. Billy E. Dade Middle School for five years. As a classroom teacher, she was named “Distinguished” by Dallas ISD and served as a mentor teacher and CILT member. Ms. Timms also served as Dade’s Girls’ Basketball coach from 2015-2020, leading them to 3 city tournament appearances.  

Ms. Timms is a recent graduate of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX earning her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction with a specialization in STEM instruction. Ms. Timms is passionate about STEM equity and plans to continue bringing STEM awareness and opportunities to middle schoolers in the South Dallas community (be on the lookout for the Science Fair & STEM night!). In her free time, Ms. Timms enjoys creating video content, blogging, traveling, and riding her bike around White Rock Lake!   

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Ms. V. Pipkin - Campus Coordinator

Vonda Pipkin named Culture Coordinator-Administrative Intern. Previously, Pipkin had served at Dade/MLK King as the Campus Coordinator, Test Coordinator, SEL Coordinator, Mentor Coordinator, DTR University Coordinator, since August 2018. In these roles, she led Dr. Martin Luther King Elementary, and Dr. Billy Earl Dade Middle school to the number one climate and culture, double-digit gains in all subjects, HEB award, number one growth in the state of Texas.

Pipkin graduated from Northwood University at Cedar Hill with a degree in business management. She is pursuing a master’s degree in educational administration at The University of Phoenix. Pipkin has 14 years of educational experience in various capacities, including as a special education teacher, campus coordinator, culture coordinator, test coordinator, social-emotional coordinator, department chair, earned distinguished teacher review, mentor coordinator, and distinguished teacher review coordinator. She is a mother of two and enjoys spending time with family in her spare time. Her favorite quote is, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future, Jeremiah 29:11.”