The Notre Dame School of Dallas

Our Mission

Notre Dame School educates students with intellectual disabilities and facilitates their integration into society.

For fifty years this mission statement has guided the Notre Dame School as it has served as a unique educational resource in Dallas. The school is the only school exclusively devoted to educating students with intellectual disabilities. The school’s individualized curriculum insures that each child’s needs are met in a caring and appropriate way.

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Featured Faculty & Staff

Jean Marie Smith, Office Assistant

Amanda Powalish

Amanda Powalish, Instructor-Vocational

Amanda Powalish is a teacher in the Vocational program with a focus on reading, math , and daily living skills. She has been teaching at Notre Dame School for 2 years. Ms. Powalish holds a Bachelor degree in Special Education from the University of Texas A&M Commerce.

Margarita Gonzales

Margarita Gonzales, PE Instructor and Coach

Frances Wollos

Frances Wollos, Communication Teacher/Intermediate Assistant