Janet Blackwell, Principal
Principal Janet Blackwell grew up in the small town of Pleasanton, thirty miles south of San Antonio. She attended Pleasanton High School where she displayed athletic prowess in several sports. She received a B.A. in Education from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in 1990; the same year she married her husband, Dawain Blackwell. She has taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, as well as Gifted & Talented and Special Education. She received her M.S. in Educational Administration from Concordia University Texas.Her desire is to guide students to look at their life like a race. They must run their own race, meaning that they should not compare themselves to others but instead embrace their unique talents and abilities. If they are distracted by how others are running, they will not discover the course for their life.
PURPLE is Ms. Blackwell's favorite color, which denotes good judgment and/or happiness. In her spare time, she and her husband love to train for marathons. She has completed 19 marathons. She finalized her dream by competing in the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Boston Marathon. When she is not running, she also enjoys reading or watching movies curled up with her two dogs: Belle and Foxie.
Haily May Christensen, Assistant Principal
Campus Behavior Coordinator
Mrs. Haily May Christensen comes to Rockenbaugh Elementary School after serving two years as the Assistant Principal shared between Johnson Elementary School and Walnut Grove Elementary School. Prior to that, she was in the Austin area at Blake Manor Elementary School where she served as the Assistant Principal for two years and an instructional coach for one year.
After graduating from the University of North Texas with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2011, Mrs. Christensen taught at Walnut Grove Elementary School. She then went on to complete her Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction specializing in Educational Leadership in 2013, also from the University of North Texas. She comes with a variety of first-hand elementary school teaching experience. During her career, she has been a 1st grade, 3rd grade, and 5th grade teacher.
Mrs. Christensen and her husband are both Carroll graduates and lifelong Dragons. Living in the Rockenbaugh Elementary school zone, they are looking forward to many wonderful years with the RES community. A little bonus fact about the Christensen family, they recently welcomed their first little Dragon into the world and cannot wait to watch him grow up a Dragon, just like mom and dad!
With a continued commitment to our core values of excellence, relationships, character and integrity, innovation, open and honest communication, and compassionate service, we are pleased to recommend Mrs. Haily May Christensen for Assistant Principal, Rockenbaugh Elementary School.
Kim Coffman, Counselor
I grew up in Cincinnati but I got to Texas as soon as I could! I graduated from SMU with my BA and MA, both in English/Creative Writing. I have taught secondary ESL in Dallas ISD and then Irving ISD, English 3 and Sheltered English in Grand Prairie ISD, and Adult Intensive ESL for DCCCD. While at Irving ISD I was encouraged by colleagues to pursue my M.Ed in school counseling degree at DBU, and upon completion, I was offered a counseling opening in GPISD- but at an elementary! So it was quite the learning curve coming from “the big kids,” but I greatly enjoy it!
I have a passion for charming old houses and live in a conservation district in Dallas with my giant dog and feisty old cat. I look forward to a great year at Rockenbaugh! I can already tell this is a wonderful school in an outstanding district and I’m happy to be a part of it.
TURQUOISE is Ms. Coffman’s favorite color because it reminds her of her grandparents, who loved all things desert. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and reading the Game of Thrones series. She has a 200 pound Russian shepherd and grumpy old rescue cat who are spoiled rotten.
Lindsay Karant, Nurse
Lindsay Karant graduated from Sinclair school of Nursing, University of Missouri Colombia some 20 years ago. She served 7 years as a nurse in the United States Air Force, where she learned many advanced skills that influence her practice today. She has been an school nurse for 8 years and counting, serving schools in Dallas Texas and now here in Southlake Carroll, her new loved home. In her few idle moments of freedom: she loves to spend time with her new husband and their 3 children.
James Reeves, School Resource Officer
I was born in Brooklyn New York but was raised in southern Louisiana in Sulphur. I started my police career in Louisiana with the Port of Lake Charles Police Department. I moved to the City of Lake Charles in 1987 where I served as a Corporal. In 1990 I started working for the DFW Airport Department of Public Safety where I spent over 25 years, retiring January 28, 2016. While at the airport I moved through the ranks all the way up to Lieutenant where I spent the last twelve years of my career. I have been a Motor Officer, Bike Officer, SWAT Team member and Police Sniper. As a Sergeant I served as a Tactical Team Leader and Sniper Commander. As a Lieutenant I served as the Tactical Commander for eight years.
I am a graduate of the FBI National Academy class 257. I am a Southlake resident and have a wife of two years, Monique. We have four children all of which graduated from or are attending Carroll schools. In my spare time I like to play golf, ride my motorcycle, watch football, and cruising at least twice a year with my lovely wife.