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: 26
      Years at DKH Academy: 10
      Education: Graduate of Texas Christian University: Bachelor of Science in Spanish, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Texas Certified educator EC-6, ESL, Bilingual endorsements
      Experience: 6 years lead teacher in NAEYC accredited preschool in Fort Worth, 6 years teaching Kindergarten @ Carroll ISD, 3 years teaching 3rd grade and as a Reading Specialist for Denton ISD, 8 years at DKH Academy

      Hobbies and Family: Mother of four children, Jordan 24, Wade 21, Caroline 11, and Luke 9. Mrs. Parra enjoys cooking, traveling, and meeting new people!

      Favorite Quote: Carpe Diem (Seize the Day!)

      Teaching Style/Unique Quality: I love inspiring and supporting, I love innovating and growing. I’m never done learning, and I truly enjoy people!

      Email: parra@dkhacademy.org

    • Becky Aleman
      Assistant Director

      Becky Aleman

      Assistant Director

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 24
      Years at DKH Academy: 21
      Education: Graduated from International Business College (El Paso, TX)
      Experience: Ms. Becky has over 20 years of experience in the childcare/preschool industry as a supervisor, assistant teacher and assistant director.

      Hobbies and Family: Her husband is Martin and they have been married for 37 years and have two wonderful grown children, Marissa and Michael, a son-in-law, Tony, and a precious granddaughter, Sophia.  Ms. Becky’s hobbies include spending time with my family, baking, decorating cakes and cookies, and scrapbooking. She also enjoys do-it-yourself projects around her home.  Her favorite pastime is watching or attending baseball games.

      Favorite Quote: “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”  (Tommy Lasorda)

      Unique Quality: I enjoy the daily interaction with our little ones and their families.  It makes every day joyful.

      Email: becky@dkhacademy.org

    • Tamara Lisby
      Public Relations

      Tamara Lisby

      Public Relations

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 5
      Years at DKH: 4
      Education: Bachelors of Science in Special Education from the University of Arkansas and Masters in Counseling Education from the University of North Texas graduating with honors.  She also has a certification in business from SMU.
      Experience: Mrs. Lisby worked in several different education facilities during her education helping children of all different learning levels gain success.  She became experienced helping children work from lower levels of aptitude to gain achievement in several different areas.   Mrs. Lisby loves to work with children of all levels and ages and is excited about her years ahead.

      Hobbies and Family: Mrs. Lisby is married and has two children, Fox (10) and Fawn (4).  She enjoys anything that has to do with spending time with her family.  She also enjoys anything with animals.  She currently has three 4-legged babies at home.  Her favorite hobbies are sports (kids and professional), traveling all she can, and movie days with her family!

      Email: lisby@dkhacademy.org

    • Stephanie Ranieri
      2's Teacher Assistant, LEAP Assistant 2's & 3's

      Stephanie Ranieri

      2's Teacher Assistant, LEAP Assistant 2's & 3's

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 29
      Years at DKH Academy: 12
      Education: Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science with an emphasis on Occupational Training and Development
      Experience: After college, Stephanie worked several years as a curriculum developer, instructor and director of training.  Her curriculum has been implemented campus wide for faculty and staff at major universities as well as corporate education institutions within the DFW Metroplex.  In addition, she has held positions on accreditation teams responsible for upholding the highest standards of educational quality through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. She led a training team which helped to develop and implement student software systems at Southern Methodist University.   Before becoming a wife and mother, she was the corporate director of training and development for a national restaurant business with over 130 stores.

      Hobbies and Family: Ms. Stephanie is married and has two multi-talented teenagers.  She enjoys sports, music, and outdoor activities.

      Favorite Quote: The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt

      Teaching Style/Unique Quality: Hands down, I have the best job on the planet!  On any given day I am a dinosaur, a kitty cat, a taster of various cuisines, an auto mechanic, a builder of sky scrapers, and anything else a child can come up with.  Most importantly, I am a listener, a negotiator, a feelings validator, a communication coordinator, and a trusted friend to your children.  If they can dream it, they can be it, and I am 100% on board with them every step of the way.  You’ll find me in the school by listening for the sound of laughter because we do our fair share of that in the classroom. Allowing your child to bloom is my number one job.  I believe in meeting a child where they are, how they are, socially, emotionally, and academically.  We emphasize listening, communicating feelings and respect for not just other people, but for themselves and the world around us.

  • Meet the rest of our team!

  • Preschool Team
  • Pre-Kindergarten Team
  • Kindergarten Team
  • Specials Team
  • Extended Day Team