Front Office Administrator
Donna Bradle joined The Clariden School in the fall of 2011. She greets visitors, answers phone and email inquiries, manages incoming forms and mail, assists arriving and departing students/parents, and administers first aid. Donna, an 8 year resident of Southlake, is originally from Mississippi and attended Mississippi State University.
Development Associate, Director of Finances
Peggy Browning joined Clariden in 2007 with more than twenty years experience in Business Management in both commercial and non-profit sectors. Peggy plays a valuable role overseeing the Clariden School finances and has contributed significantly to marketing and development efforts over the past four years. She previously served on the finance committee for the regional AMI Montessori training center, and currently serves as Board Secretary and Communications Chair for the Montessori Institute of Texas.
Head of School
Jenifer Fox is a turnaround and strategic advancement expert. Her work includes expanding enrollments, boosting sustainability through rigorous and successful fund raising and taking independent schools to the next level through coordinated strategic plans focused on the organization's strengths. She is the author of the bestselling education book, Your Child's Strengths (Viking 2008; Penguin, 2009), Stories of Excellence: Case Studies of Exemplary Teaching and Learning with Technology. (NAIS, 2008) and the Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists (Jossey-Bass, 2011). Fox is widely considered the international leader in developing strengths-based curriculum for youth. Fox is also an expert at integrating curriculum and technology and is creating online, project-based platforms for youth.
Ms. Fox holds a masters degree in education from Harvard University, an undergraduate degree from the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and master of arts (MA) in Writing from Middlebury College.
Special Projects Coordinator
Jolie Lipson joined The Clariden School in 2008. Over that time, Ms. Lipson has contributed significantly to the Clariden community in many ways with her current focus on development, specifically, grant writing. Ms. Lipson also assists students in the World Language Lab as a part of our Project Exploration program. Ms. Lipson has lived in the North Texas area for about 17 years and holds a B.A. degree in English Communications from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri.
Director of Buildings and Grounds
David Perez joined The Clariden School in the summer of 2008. He manages the maintenance and operations of our campus buildings, water and gas distribution systems, fire sprinkler systems and extinguishers, irrigation system, HVAC units and school-owned transportation vehicles. David also manages setup of furniture for the start of each school year and for special events on campus, as well as supervises the landscaping and janitorial crews. He also regularly repaints classroom and hallways to ensure a welcoming appearance for students, parents, and guests who visit our campus.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Corey joined The Clariden School in the fall of 2009 as the communications coordinator. Prior to coming to Clariden, she was an administrative assistant for a national magazine publishing company. Currently she directs school Admissions, Communications, and Marketing. Additionally, Corey serves the administrative team and provides insight into the advancement and outreach strategies as well as coordinating the school weekly newsletter and assisting parent communications.
Corey has extensive experience with parents and is a parent herself. This experience allows her to effectively communicate with and manage parent needs and this parlays into her admission and recruiting abilities.