Our Outstanding Staff

Bernice Phanthavady

Teacher @ Arapaho Road in Garland

Bernice Phanthavady joined our Lionheart family at our Academy in Garland in June 2016. She exemplifies a servant's heart in so many ways as she serves the children, families, and staff of our Academy. Parents routinely comment on her warm, friendly demeanor. She is constantly attentive to the children's needs and unique character qualities. She is consistent in her care and job duties while being a flexible team player whenever a need arises. When seeing that multiple staff had requested the same time off, she was quick to offer to change her request to an alternate date. She is a joy to have as a part of our Lionheart family!


Amanda Goodson

Teacher @ LABC in Arlington

Amanda began teaching with us at Lionheart Academy in Arlington in August 2016. She has a great attitude, is incredibly flexible, and open to immediately implementing any creative suggestions she is given. Recently, a Lionheart Director was observing her and discussed incorporating a fun sensory activity. The very next day, Amanda immediately implemented an exciting spaghetti sensory activity with her students. Needless to say, the children had an amazing time and Amanda remained her calm, composed, and incredibly patient self while supervising the messy and delight-filled activity! Her positive can-do attitude is contagious and a joy for everyone around her – children, parents, and staff.