10th - 12th Grade Center Administration
10th-12th Grade Center
Principal - Djara Patton
Dr. Djara Patton is the principal at North Forney's 10th-12th Grade Campus. She graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelors in Business Administration and graduated from Stephen F. Austin University with a Masters in Educational Leadership along with her Superintendent Certification. She received her Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. She began her teaching career in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. In her years of experience, Dr. Patton has served as a Business Education teacher/assistant basketball and track coach, Instructional Technology Specialist, District Testing Coordinator and Dean of Instruction. Prior to arriving in Forney ISD, Dr. Patton served as House Principal at Lowery Freshman Center in Allen ISD. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and watching sports.
Epiphany Mercadel - Dr. Patton's Secretary
Assistant Principal - eric Williams
(Serving 10th-12th Grade Students with Last Names: A-C)
Eric Williams is an Assistant Principal at North Forney's 10-12th Grade Campus. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelors in Business Administration. He obtained Masters degrees in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix and Curriculum and Instruction with a STEM Emphasis in Mathematics and Educational Leadership from the University of North Texas Dallas. Mr. Williams began his career in education at Lancaster ISD where he taught Mathematics and Science. In addition, he served at LISD in various leadership capacities at the district and campus levels. Mr. Williams is a proud Brother of the Alpha phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He also enjoys music and serves as Minister of Music at the church where he and his family attend. His spare time is spent with his wife, Yolanda, and their two sons, Eric II and Ethan. The family enjoys traveling and supporting Eric II and Ethan in all their endeavors!
Vicki Sullivan - Mr.William's Secretary
Assistant Principal - Joneita Kelly
(Serving 10th - 12th Grade Students With Last Names: D - How)
JoNeita Kelly is an assistant principal at the North Forney High School 10th-12th Grade Campus. She graduated from Texas A&M University - Commerce with a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies and earned her Master of Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Educational Leadership from The University of North Texas. She began teaching in Terrell ISD and continued teaching in Quinlan ISD and Allen ISD before moving to Forney. Ms. Kelly taught a variety of Social Studies subjects and coached cheer and drill teams throughout the course of her career. Her passion for curriculum & the study of history led her to serve as the Texas History Day local coordinator and History Club sponsor while in Quinlan. Prior to becoming a member of the administration team, Ms. Kelly was on the Social Studies Leadership Team at North Forney and also served as the campus Instructional Technology Specialist. This will be Ms. Kelly's 6th year at North Forney High School. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting, listening to audio books, and spending time with her son.
Vicki Sullivan - Ms. Kelly's Secretary
Assistant Principal - Reginald geans
(Serving 10th - 12th Grade Students With Last Names: Hu - Min)
Reginald Geans is an assistant principal at the North Forney High School 10th-12th Grade Campus. He graduated from Excelsior University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and received his Master of Arts degree in Information Technology Management from Webster University. He is a 21-year retired Army veteran and two-time Bronze Star Medal recipient. Prior to his current position, he served as the Freshman Dean of Students, and this is his sixth year in education here at North Forney High School. He taught mathematics and also served as the mathematics department chair. Mr. Geans also spent six years as a production supervisor in the manufacturing industry, where he earned the distinction of Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt from Villanova University. In his spare time he enjoys Scrabble, fishing, and spending time with his wife of 15 years.
Betty Belknap - Mr. Geans' Secretary
Assistant Principal - de'andrea smith
(Serving 10th - 12th Grade Students With Last Names: Mir - Sel)
De'Andrea Smith is an assistant principal at the North Forney High School 10th-12th Grade Campus. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelors of Arts and a Master of Science in Criminology. She began her teaching career in Mesquite ISD. Ms. Smith served as a Special Education and Credit Recovery teacher prior to arriving in Forney, TX. This will be Ms. Smith's 6th year at North Forney High School. The first three years at North Forney, Ms. Smith served in the role of School Counselor. In her spare time, she loves reading and spending time with her daughter.
Betty Belknap - Ms. Smith's Secretary
Assistant Principal - janis grace
(Serving 10th - 12th Grade Students With Last Names: Ser - Z)
Dr. Janis M. Grace is an assistant principal at the North Forney High School 10th-12th Grade Campus. She graduated from the University of North Texas and earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science, with emphasis on Mediation, Behavior Science, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. She earned her Masters of Education Leadership and Policy Studies from The University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Grace earned her Doctorate Degree in Education Leadership from Walden University. Her teaching and coaching career began in Richardson Independent School District. She taught Social Studies courses, coached basketball and volleyball, and was the director of her own track club for ages 4-21 sanctioned by the Texas Athletics Ametuer Federation and US Junior Olympics. Before arriving at Forney Independent School District, she served as Assistant Principal intern in Richardson Independent School District. This will be Dr. Grace's 9th year at North Forney High School. Her hobbies include officiating sports, emerging herself in spiritual enrichment, and indulging in self-care. Her long-standing hero is her mother.
Shantell Oyedokun - Dr. Grace's Secretary
9th - 12th Grade Campus Support
Assistant Principal of campus support - tyra clayton
Tyra Clayton is the Assistant Principal of Campus Support at North Forney High School. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Masters in Wellness. She received her Principal certification from Lamar University. She began her teaching career in Plano ISD as a PE teacher and Curriculum Writer in Coordinated School Health and various Online Courses. In her years of experience, Mrs. Clayton has also served as a Technology teacher, student council sponsor, administrative intern, and Instructional Technology Coach. Prior to returning to North Forney, Mrs. Clayton served as an Assistant Principal at Sachse High School in Garland ISD. In her spare time, she enjoys vacationing with her husband, two adult sons, and family.
Whitney Ward de Freitas - Mrs. Clayton's Secretary
The Opportunity Central
Assistant Principal - Todd hopkins
Todd Hopkins is an assistant principal at Forney ISD’s The Opportunity Central overseeing student management for North Forney High School. He graduated from West Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of General Studies and received his Master of Education from Stephen F. Austin University. He began his teaching career in Garland ISD and continued teaching & coaching in Mabank ISD and Huntington ISD. Mr. Hopkins taught mathematics and coached football, powerlifting, baseball, and track. He served as an athletic director, assistant principal, and campus principal at Huntington ISD and Bryan ISD prior to arriving in Forney, Texas. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and six kids.
Sonya Bannister - Mr. Hopkins' Secretary