DKH Leadership

A great school is built on the foundation of its staff. We believe ours is the best in Flower Mound / Highland Village!
  • Our staff is made up of experienced, degreed teachers who frequently attend seminars and workshops promoting excellence in the education of young children.  DKH Academy maintains an extremely low turnover.  The average teacher has 10 years of experience at DKH!  Our staff teachers are dedicated to giving your child a great beginning at DKH Academy!

  • Meet our DKH Leadership!

    • Nancy Parra
      Owner & Director

      Nancy Parra

      Owner & Director

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 23
      Years at DKH Academy: 7
      Education: BA in Spanish & BA in Psychology from Texas Christian University, Certified Early Childhood-6th, ESL certified, Certified by the Gesell Institute, Reading Specialist, Certified Director
      Experience: Mrs. Parra taught for 6 years in a NAEYC accredited private preschool in Fort Worth, then went on to teach both Spanish and Kindergarten for 6 years in Carroll ISD in Southlake, and came to teach in Lantana as both a 3rd grade teacher and a Reading Specialist. She taught for one year at DKH before stepping into the role as Assistant Director and then Director.
      Hobbies and Family: Mrs. Parra is married, lives in Highland Shores and has 5 children, from college-age down to preschool. The two youngest attend/attended DKH Academy. She enjoys cooking, working out, traveling and spending time with family.

      Email: parra@dkhacademy.org

    • Becky Aleman
      Assistant Director

      Becky Aleman

      Assistant Director

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 21
      Years at DKH Academy: 19
      Education: Graduated from International Business College (El Paso, TX)
      Experience: Ms. Becky has over 19 years of experience in the childcare/preschool industry as a supervisor, assistant teacher, and assistant director.
      Hobbies and Family: Ms. Becky is married and has two grown children. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, baking, decorating cakes, and scrapbooking. Her favorite pastime is watching or attending baseball games.

      Email: becky@dkhacademy.org

    • Gaby Cardenas
      Business Manager/Spanish Immersion Teacher

      Gaby Cardenas

      Business Manager/Spanish Immersion Teacher

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 6
      Years at DKH Academy: 5
      Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
      Experience: Mrs. Cardenas has taught as an assistant for two years with toddlers, and now teaches our Spanish Immersion classes here at DKH.
      Hobbies and Family: Mrs. Cardenas has 3 children, including a set of twins, and she enjoys cooking, traveling and the beach.

      Email: cardenas@dkhacademy.org

  • Meet the rest of our team!

  • Preschool
  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten
  • Spanish Immersion