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Mr. Gifford joined VLA as counselor for the 2021-2022 school year. Mr. Gifford has 18 years of service with LISD including 15 years as a secondary counselor. He has served in the role of counselor at McKamy Middle School, Flower Mound 9th Grade campus, and most recently, Marcus High School. He began his career in education as a teacher at Huffines Middle School. Mr. Gifford earned his undergraduate degree at the University of North Texas and his master’s degree at Dallas Baptist University.
Mr. Gifford believes that students come first. He believes all students have dignity and worth, are uniquely capable, and deserve opportunities to reach their maximum potential. VLA is strategic in helping reach that maximum potential of students around our flexible learning environment with supportive and compassionate staff. Please reach out anytime and Mr. Gifford will be glad to talk with you about how VLA can serve you.