Dr. Paula Flint

Paula J. Flint, Ph.D.
4501 Woodland Park Blvd., Arlington, TX 76013


Current Position


Founder/Director of The Flint Academy, 2111 Roosevelt Drive, Arlington, TX (inclusive
model, private school for students who are gifted, typically developing, and/or have any
special education needs)


Adjunct Professor of Special Education and Coordinator of Dual-certification Student Teachers, University of North Texas, Denton, and Director of Cornerstone Special Education Services, Arlington, Texas.


2000-2003 Doctorate of Philosophy, Doctoral Fellow in Leadership Program in Behavioral Disorders, Major: Special Education-Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Minor: Counseling, University of North Texas, Denton.

1974-1976 Master’s of Education, Graduate Fellow, Major: Special Education, Rhode Island College, Providence (specialization: Emotional/Behavioral Disorders and Educational Diagnostics).

1972-1974 Bachelor’s of Arts in Education, Major: Elementary Education, Minor: English, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.

1970-1972 Undergraduate work toward a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education and Special Education, Kansas State University, Manhattan.

Professional Employment

1986-2006    Educational Diagnostician, Behavior Interventionist, and Dyslexia Remediation Specialist, self-employed, Arlington, TX.

2002  Doctoral Internship at J. Erik Jonsson Community School, Salesmanship Club, Dallas, TX.

1998-1999    Special Education Teacher/Diagnostician, pull-out program for 60 students, K-9th, with dyslexia, LD, AD/HD, and behavior disorders, Prestonwood Christian Academy, Dallas, TX.

1994 Consultant for new school, Christian Leadership Academy, Rochester, MI.

1990-1993  Special Education Teacher/Diagnostician, pull-out program for 70 students, K-12th, with dyslexia, LD, AD/HD, and behavior disorders, Pantego Christian Academy, Pantego, TX.

1986-1989   Kindergarten Teacher/Diagnostician, Park Springs Christian Academy, Arlington, TX.

1982-1986  Substitute Teacher, The Kansas City Montessori School, Kansas City, MO.

1978-1979 KinderGym Teacher for parents/infants in early intervention program, San Jose, CA.

1976-1978 Special Education Teacher, ages 11-13, with emotional/behavioral disorders, self-contained classroom, Barnett Elementary, Milpitas, CA.

1975-1976 Special Education Teacher/Diagnostician, ages 5-7, experimental/diagnostic classroom, Pleasantview Diagnostic Center, Providence, RI.

1974-1975 Special Education Teacher, ages 8-10, with emotional/behavioral disorders, self-contained classroom, George Street Elementary, Woonsocket, RI.

1973-1974  Elementary Teacher, K-2nd, open-concept/inclusive demonstration school, University of Northern Colorado Laboratory School, Greeley, Co.

Teaching Certifications

1976    PK-12th Special Education
1976    Educational Diagnostician
1974    K-8th Elementary Education and 7th-12th English

Related Professional Experiences

2006-2009 Circe Institute Conferences (summers)
2007 & 2008 Training at Ambleside School, Fredricksburg, TX in Charlotte Mason educational philosophy.
2005 Presenter, seminar on schizophrenia and seminar on designing classroom positive behavioral supports, Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) Conference, Dallas, TX.
2005 Attendee, Conference for Classical Education, Circe Institute.
2004 Presenter, dissertation research findings on schizophrenia to Beijing Normal University, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) International Conference, China.
2004 Presenter dissertation research findings on schizophrenia, Houston, TX, TCEC Conference.
2003-2005 Presenter, dissertation research findings on schizophrenia to graduate student classes, University of North Texas, Denton and Fort Worth Mental Health Association.
2003 Attendee and Assistant, CCBD Conference on School-Based Programming for Preventing  
and Treating Noncompliant, Acting-Out, and Aggressive Behavior: Promoting Positive EducationalOutcomes, Las Vegas, NV.
2002 Attendee, doctoral program five-day visit to federal agencies affiliated with special education, Washington, DC.
2002 Group Co-Facilitator, break-out discussion groups, CCBD Conference on School-Wide 
Proactive Approaches to Working with Students with Challenging Behaviors, Tampa, FL.
2001-2003 Field Experience Supervisor for Master’s Degree student interns in special education,  University of North Texas, Denton.
2001-2003 Presenter, Parent/Teacher Collaboration, including topic of my own experience raising my children with handicaps, to 12 graduate student classes , University of North Texas, Denton.
2001 Presenter, CCBD Conference, AD/HD Classroom Interventions, Atlanta, GA.
2001 Attendee and Assistant, CCBD Conference on Developing Programming for Children with 
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Las Vegas, NV.
2001 Attendee, CEC National Convention, Kansas City, MO.
2000-2008  Member of Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
2000-2008  Member of Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD).
2000-2006 Member of Texas Teachers Association.
2000 Attendee and Assistant, Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents Conference on Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Portland, OR.
2000  Attendee and Assistant, Consortium on Teacher Preparation in Higher Education, University of North Texas, Denton.
2000 Attendee and Assistant, Institute for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and Learning
Disabilities UNT Conference on Functional Behavioral Assessment, Dallas, TX.
1998  Attendee, Association of Classical and Christian Schools, six-day course, Training inSchool Administration, Moscow, ID.
1996-2005  Member of Association of Classical and Christian Schools.
1988-2001 Member of Orton-Gillingham Dyslexia Society.
1988-1990 Board Member of Pantego Christian Academy Parent/Teacher Fellowship, Pantego, TX.
1988-1989  School Board Member, Park Springs Christian Academy, Arlington, TX.
1986-2006  Member of Association of Christian Schools International.
1986-1993  Attendee, Association of Christian Schools International, 5 annual education conferences, Dallas, TX.
1986 Trained in Cued Speech for students who are deaf.
1985  Trained/certified Great Books Discussion Leader, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX.
1975  Trained in Orton-Gillingham Dyslexia Remediation Techniques, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI.
1973 Trained in Waldorf Education, Aims College, Greeley, CO.


Flint, P. (2003). A qualitative analysis of the negative symptoms of schizophrenia interfering with academic  and social success and the exacerbators and diminishers of those symptoms: Doctoral dissertation. Denton, TX: University of North Texas.

Barnes, K., & Flint, P. (2002). Improving school climate: Moving from your kids to our kids? In L. M. Bullock and R. A. Gable (Eds.), School-wide proactive approaches to working with students with challenging behaviors. Reston, VA: Council for Exceptional Children.

Unpublished Works

1999  Developed workshop for general education teachers, How Do I Teach My Students withLearning Disabilities in My College Prep Classroom?

1990-1993  Developed/implemented special education program, Pantego Christian Academy, Pantego, TX.

1998-1999    Developed/implemented special education program, Prestonwood Christian Academy, Dallas, TX.

1986-1999  Workshop Leader, Parent Workshops on Learning Disabilities, E/BD, and AD/HD.

1986-1989  Developed curriculum/implemented kindergarten program, Park Springs Christian Academy,  Arlington, TX.

1976-1978    Developed/implemented special education program, Barnett Elementary School, Milpitas, CA.

1976-1978    Workshop Leader, Behavior Modification Techniques and the Engineered Classroom, for district special education teachers, Milpitas, CA.

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