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
Theresa Francis Principal

Theresa Francis, Principal

Theresa Francis, the principal, has been at Notre Dame School for 28 years.
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Dorris Huff

Dorris Huff, Assistant – Intermediate

Alex Eckler

Alex Eckler, Instructor – Bridges

Alex Eckler is a teacher in the Bridges program with a focus on math, job skills, and religion. He has been teaching at Notre Dame School for 8 years. Mr. Eckler graduated cum laude from the University of Texas at Dallas and is a master mentor from Region X, a Work of Heart Award winner, and Innovative Teaching Grant recipient.

Maureen Mueller

Sr. Maureen Mueller, Instructor – Music and Religion

Sister Maureen Therese Mueller, SSND is the music teacher and primary religion teacher. She has been teaching at Notre Dame School for 17 years. Sister Maureen holds a BA in English and Theology from Notre Dame College in St. Louis and a MEd in Education and specialty in Elementary Education from the University of North Texas.