Kiest Campus(K-8) - 4680 W. Kiest Blvd. | Dallas, TX 75236 | 214-946-8908

PK Campus - 1811 S. Hampton Rd. | Dallas, TX 75208 | 214-331-8908

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Middle School Administration

Kemlyn Stephens (Middle School Principal)

Kemy moved to the middle school principal role in 2013-14 after a year as a principal intern over all sites and two years as the assistant principal at the Beckley site. She previously was our 5th grade math teacher and before that taught for 7 years in Dallas ISD elementary schools.


Claire Forrester (Middle School Assistant Principal)

Principal Certification (Texas)

Claire joined LAE for the 2013-14 after six years as an assistant principal at Hector Garcia Middle School and three years as an associate principal at Stockard Middle School.  Previously, she taught at several schools within Dallas ISD.  She has a master's degree in English - Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of North Texas.


Kelly Fagan (Compliance and Accountability Coordinator)

Principal Certification (Texas)

Kelly is in her seventh year at LAE after coming from Dallas ISD, where she spent the previous 18 years serving in a variety of instructional and administrative roles. Her experience includes both elementary and secondary assignments. She has a Master of Education in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas.


Kelly Whitfield (Curriculum)

Ms. Kelly Whitfield is the new 6-8 Curriculum Coordinator. She has been part of the LAE team since 2013. Ms. Whitfield has been a middle school classroom teacher for 14 years. She has taught 7th and 8th grade Language Arts and Social Studies. Ms. Whitfield went to the University of Texas at El Paso to obtain her Bachelors of Arts in History in 1996. She attended the University of Phoenix to earn her Master’s degree of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in 2002.


Rosanna Santiago (Middle School Counselor)

School Counselor Certification (Texas)

Rosanna is our Middle School Counselor. She taught in elementary and middle school for 6 years before receiving her Master of Education in Counseling from the University of North Texas.  She is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor.


Eric Oliva (Athletics Director)

Eric joined LAE in 2015-2016 after serving two years as a police officer with the Midlothian Police Department and four years in the United States Army. He oversees our athletic department and manages the middle school discipline.