Zahra Ali was born in Kansas and raised in Texas. She currently lives in Frisco. Zahra received a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with a concentration in Sociology, Education, and Linguistics from the University of North Texas. She will pursue a Master degree and BCBA certification in the near future. Zahra has worked at the Brent Woodall Foundation since 2010. She is an avid fan of all Texas athletic teams, especially the Cowboys and Mavericks. Zahra loves to travel and hopes to visit the edge of space one day so she can see the entire world. Her most preferred reinforcers are shopping and coffee.
Sloan Shearer is a case manager at the Brent Woodall Foundation for Exceptional Children. She has worked with the Foundation since 2013. Sloan helps teach the Preschool Readiness Education Program (PREP) and facilitates social skills groups. She has worked with children in a preschool setting since 2010 and holds a Child Development Associate Credential for the preschool environment. She is also pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the Dallas Baptist University. Sloan loves working with children and seeing them enjoy what they learn. Sloan has a beautiful little girl named Katie. In her free time, she teaches her daughter’s youth soccer team. Her most preferred reinforcers are chocolate and Dr. Pepper.
Assistant Case Managers
Matthew Walker is a Senior Therapist at the Brent Woodall Foundation. He joined the team in February 2014. Matthew studied at the University of North Texas where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis and a double minor in Psychology and Spanish. He is currently pursuing national certification in behavior analysis. Matthew first heard of behavior analysis while reading about the work of B.F. Skinner. After taking a course in Applied Behavior Analysis, he knew he had found his calling and changed his specialization from psychology to behavior analysis. Matthew volunteered at the Child Studies Center in Fort Worth and the Denton State Supported Living Center, through which he gained experience and developed a passion for working with children and adults with autism. Outside of the workplace, Matthew enjoys playing golf and racquetball and watching crime shows. His most preferred reinforcers are salsa and Dr. Pepper.