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Ms. Chavis

Greeting! My name is Brendella Chavis-Smith, and I am genuinely excited to be a part of such a dynamic team here at Highland Heights. I wholeheartedly enjoy supporting, serving, and affording students and families the resources, means, and opportunities necessary for betterment. This is my 10th year in education, but my first year as a Wraparound Resource Specialist (WRS). I am a native Houstonian, a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I hold a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Houston-Downtown, a Masters of Social Work from the University of Texas in Arlington, and currently executing my Ed.D: Doctor of Education in Ethical Leadership from the University of St. Thomas. When not fulfilling my obligations as a WRS, I enjoy working with my family (Dominion Global Ministries) to serve Houston’s at-risk populations, spend time with family, and research my family history.