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
Patsy Vaughn

Patsy Vaughn, Assistant – Bridges

Patsy Vaughn is a teacher in the Bridges Program with a focus on the reading program. This is her first year at Notre Dame School.
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Francine Kruzitski

Francine Kruzitski, Secretary

Ms. Kruzitski is the Notre Dame School Secretary in our Administration department.

Jean Marie Smith, Office Assistant

Joshua Fernandez

Joshua Fernandez, Instructor – Intermediate

Joshua  Fernandez  is a teacher in the Intermediate department teaching Daily Living Skills for the past 4 years. I am a certified Special Education teacher and I graduated from UNT with a BA in Sociology/Psychology. I feel very blessed to be a part of the Notre Dame ministry.