Angela Farley - Chairman of theBoard
Angela Farley is the Chief Financial Officer of Command and Control Environments, Inc. in Grapevine, Texas. She is a member of the Finance Committee for Uplift Education. She is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants and the National Contract Management Association. Ms. Farley received her bachelor’s degree in both economics and finance from Baylor University and her master’s degree in business administration from the University of California. The Farley family has been with NHP for seven years.
Jay Grob - Fundraising
Jay is a business executive in the Dallas area.Until 2008, Jay was a senior partner with the international management consulting firm Bain & Company, where he worked for 20 years. During his tenure with Bain, Jay also completed work with Just for the Kids, an education non-profit that focuses on data capture and analysis to help drive accountability and student performance in public schools. Jay holds a BA from Rice University and hails from Houston, Texas. He is married with two children who attend North Hills.
Laurie Elmore - Secretary
Laurie Elmore has more than 19 years of tax planning and consulting experience. As a senior tax director at BDO Seidman, LLP. Laurie prepares and reviews federal and state tax returns for high net worth individuals, private equity groups, corporations, family partnerships, trusts and estates as well as non-profit entities. She also provides tax consulting services and assistance with governmental agency examinations. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of CPAs. Laurie earned her Masters in Taxation and BBA in Accounting from Baylor University.
Karen Phillips - IB Liaison
Karen is currently an Advanced Academics Consultant who assists schools with the application process for the International Baccalaureate program. She also works with teachers to align other programs in a variety of formats such as Advanced Placement and Gifted/Talented strategies with IB or Advanced Placement with Gifted/Talented. Karen is certified as an IBNA evaluator for the application and authorization process. She is currently the Executive Director for Texas International Baccalaureate Schools. Karen has served on the Texas International Baccalaureate Schools Board of Directors, Commissioner’s Advisory Council for Gifted Education, New Standards Project for Gifted Education, and the Texas Council for the Humanities.
Mark Vander Voort - NHP Facilities Liaison and Uplift Facilities Committee
Mark graduated with a B.A. and a Bachelor of Architecture at Rice University. He is currently Principal, and Global Director of Education for HKS Architects, Inc. Mark has served as DFW Chapter President and Regional Board Member for the Council of Educational Facility Planners International Southern Region. He also served as a Texas representative for the National Center for the 21st Century Schoolhouse in San Diego, California. He has received many professional honors and awards, including the CEFPI Southern Region Cornerstone Award. His professional associations include the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Committee for Architects in Education, Texas Society of Architects, Texas College and University Facilities Association, the Society for College and University Planning, and the Council of Educational Facility Planners International.
Shadab Shahabuddin - Parent Liaison
Shadab Shahabuddin has been a proud parent and volunteer at North Hills Preparatory for the last seven years. Three of her children have grown up at North Hills; one of her daughters graduated from NHP in 2009, the other will be a senior next year, and her son will be a junior in high school. She began her involvement at NHP as a volunteer at the front desk and the library in 2005, and since then her work has expanded to include the annual International Festivities, Science Fairs, Pancake Breakfasts, Annual Funds, and Open Houses. After three years of volunteering, she was offered a position as co-leader of the Volunteers in Partnership at NHP, an honor she accepted instantly. During her time as a ViP co-leader, she was able to work closely with the NHP administration, staff, and parents as she took part in regular school events such as the induction ceremonies, award ceremonies, hospitality, teacher and volunteer appreciation weeks, AP/IB oasis, uniform re-sales, organizing the school directory, and the NHP auctions. She has also worked closely with the Panther Dads and the Primary Division of NHP. Currently, she serves on the Enrichment Committee and working closely with the Admissions Director. Before she began at North Hills Preparatory, she was heavily involved in the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at Las Colinas Elementary School, where she received the lifetime membership award, and the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) at Valley Ranch Elementary School, where she was the volunteer coordinator.