Vandeventer Middle School
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  Katie Granado | Principal

Katie Granado started her career in education in 2008 as an 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Lake Highlands JH in Richardson ISD. She joined FISD in 2012 as an Integrated Language Arts teacher at Roach Middle School and was named assistant principal in 2014. Mrs. Granado also served as principal for the Frisco ISD Middle School Summer Program in 2016 and as assistant principal for Secondary Summer School in 2017. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and her Master of Science degree in Education from Florida State University. Mrs. Granado is thrilled to be part of the Viking family.


Lindsay Brotherson | Assistant Principal
Mrs. Brotherson grew up in Grapevine, Texas, and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of North Texas. She began her teaching career at Spears Elementary as a 5th grade teacher in a self-contained classroom. After five years, she made the jump to middle school, teaching GT ILA at Cobb Middle School and serving as the Lead GT Teacher for FISD for the past five years. Mrs. Brotherson obtained her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington.

  Reed Bond | Assistant Principal
Mr. Bond served as a U.S. Air Force officer and engineer, then as a math teacher in Arlington, Richardson, and Frisco ISDs where he taught math courses ranging from Algebra I to Calculus prior to joining Vandeventer in 2015. He held various leadership roles while teaching at Wakeland High School. Mr. Bond's Bachelor's degree is from Texas Tech University, his Master's is from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and he earned his Principal Certification through Lamar University.
  Nikki Summers l Counselor
Mrs. Summers grew up in Laguna Beach, CA. with an early livelihood in the film industry.  She started her educational career in 2002 as a Reading teacher in Houston ISD. In 2014, she joined FISD as an Integrated Language Arts teacher at Stafford & Roach Middle school. The majority of her career has been spent in the middle school setting with the exception of one year in elementary. Mrs. Summers has a passion for working with and helping students grow socially, emotionally, and academically. Her Bachelor’s degree is from Prairie View A&M University, and her Master’s degree in Counseling was earned at the University of Saint Thomas. 

  Dennis Thorpe | Counselor

Mr. Thorpe has served an educator and counselor for the past fourteen years in the state of Texas.  He began his career in education in 2000 as a middle school math teacher in Carrollton, Texas.  After spending ten years in the classroom Mr. Thorpe became a middle school counselor also in Carrollton where he served on the district crisis intervention team for two years before joining Vandeventer Middle School in 2013.  His bachelor’s degree is from Texas State University and his master’s degree is from Amberton University.