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Jamie Fails joined Willis ISD as Director of Communications in April 2016. She is entering her 17th year in education, serving as a communications professional for six years and a teacher for 10 years. She also worked at KIPP Academy as an aide for one year.


In the private sector, Fails worked for a PR agency in Houston, managing clients such as Denny’s Restaurants, DePelchin Children’s Center and YMCA. She also led the initial launch of Red Bull Energy Drink in the Houston market.


Fails is active in the Texas School Public Relations Association, most recently serving as the Vice President of the San Antonio region. In 2015, Fails was awarded the organization’s prestigious Rookie of the Year Award for excellence in school communications by a practitioner with less than three years’ experience in school PR.


Fails holds a BA in Communication from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has been married to Dennis for 18 years. Dennis is a Rehab Manager for Methodist Houston Hospital. They have two children - Emily, 13 and Joshua, 9.


Certifications: EC-4 Generalist, Special Education, Gifted/Talented