LaTifia Jackson

LaTifia is from Austin, Texas. She attended Prairie
View A&M University. She has teaching experience
and has worked with special needs students for
many years. LaTifia is dedicated to help children
progress and excel. She is happy to be working
with the children at Giggles.
Scott Gammage

Scott has worked with children with Autism and
other developmental disabilities for the past 20
years. He has been employed as a program
director at MHMR of Tarrant County, therapist in
several private hospitals and physicians offices.
Scott speaks on Autism and Applied Behavior
Analysis at local, state, and national conferences.
He was on the national leadership board for the
Autism Society of America for 10 yrs. Scott earned
his M.Ed. as an Autism Specialist and BCBA from
the University of North Texas. He is the proud
father of a 20 year old with Autism.
Susan Broomhall

Susan attended TCC and has worked with many
aspects of educating children for over 20 years. She
was in administration at a public school and has
experience in behavior intervention in the classroom.
Susan is married with two wonderful children. She
loves working at Giggles with such an exceptional
group of educators.
Assistant Director
Courtney and Zack Martin

Courtney Martin has been working with children
affected by autism and special needs since 1998.
Courtney received her degree in Early Childhood &
Early Education from Weatherford College. During
her time in college, she began working on in home
programs which lead to the creation of Giggles.
Zack graduated from Lee University with a Bachelor
of Science in Christian Education with Master's work
in Counseling. Zack joined the Giggles team in the
summer of 2012 and helps oversee the daily
activities. Courtney and Zack live in White
Settlement with her three children Race, Pyper and
Bonner.  All three children attend Giggles. When
not teaching in the classroom, training teachers or
parents, you can typically find Courtney and Zack
supporting their kids in gymnastics, sports,
pageants, acting and modeling.
Christina Brooke Pickens

Brooke has been an educator at Giggles since 2009.  
She loves teaching and has a passion for working with
children who have special needs.  She is finishing her
degree in Education.  She feels it's a great privilege to
be such a positive influence and be able to inspire
young minds.
Arian Martinez

Arian graduated from Castleberry High School and has
been a lifelong resident of River Oaks, Texas. He has a
CNA background, extensive professional and personal
experience with both typical and autistic children. His
love of children, ambition and enthusiasm works
perfectly with his position at Giggles.
YuSheica Wallace

Yusheica has been educating children for the past 16
years. She comes to Giggles from a local school district.
She has 4 children of her own, one that is special
needs. She was born and raised in Fort Worth.
Yusheica finds joy in teaching and is grateful to be at
Jennifer Rollerson

Jennifer has 8 years experience working with children.
She is a medical assistant and has worked with children
with disabilities as well. She is pursuing her child
development associates. Jennifer is a great asset to our
team and is looking forward to many years.
Heather Berta

Heather is originally from Fort Worth. She has over 6
years experience educating children. She has a degree
from TCC and is currently working on her master's in
child psychology and social work from Tarleton
University. Heather is excited to begin the school year at
Haley Smitheram

Haley is originally from California. She has been working
with children since she was 15. Haley has spent many
years as a private nanny. She is a gymnastics coach as
well and taught a gymnastics class for children with
special needs. Haley is also attending college.
Jelesia Smith

Jelesia is our purple room teacher. She has a
background in early childhood education. She is great
with the little ones! Jelesia coaches competitive
cheerleading, gymnastics and teaches a tumbling class.
She is happy to be at Giggles and is looking forward to
a great school year.
Alyssa Mattingly

Alyssa attended Trinity Baptist Bible College in
Arlington. She has a bachelors degree in education and
biblical studies. She has been working with children
since her teens, and is excited for the opportunity to
guide the young minds of our students.
Eric Robinson

Eric is a graduate of University of North Texas. He has
worked as a curriculum writer and instructor for Austin
ISD. He is a certified 5th grade math and science
teacher. He is a proud member of Society for Baseball
Research (SARB). He as done presentations in
elementary schools and national historical conferences
and has had articles published as well. He is eager to
begin teaching as Giggles.