Testing / Evaluation Faculty

Testing / Evaluation Faculty

Jennifer Premo, Director

Jennifer Premo, M.Ed. has been director of Testing and Diagnostics at The Winston School since 2008. She completed both her Bachelor’s in Curriculum and Instruction and Master’s in Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University, College Station. Mrs. Premo taught elementary school for seven years before becoming an Education Diagnostician in the public school system in 1997.  At Winston, Jennifer oversees all the work that is done in the Testing & Evaluation Center, including both private clients and Winston student evaluations. She works to bring insight into each student’s unique gifts as well needs as a learner.

Joy Apple

Joy earned a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Texas-Austin, a Master’s Degree from Angelo State University and certification as an Educational Diagnostician from Texas Women’s University, Denton.  She has taught 1st -12th grades in public and private schools in general and special education classrooms. Since joining the Winston Testing and Evaluation staff in 2000, she has worked as an Educational Diagnostician testing Winston students and private clients.

Allison Dickey

Allison Dickey earned her Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia and has a Master’s Degree in Education from Texas Woman’s University. She works to tailor each evaluation to the needs of the individual student in order to gain an understanding of their specific learning style. Allison is passionate about providing information that will elevate student performance and is experienced in the identification of a variety of learning differences.

Patty DiFilippo

Patty DiFilippo completed her Bachelor’s Degree from Texas Christian University and Master’s Degree in Education and certification as an Educational Diagnostician from East Texas State University. She served as a Special Education Resource teacher and Educational Diagnostician in the public school system before joining the Winston Testing & Evaluation staff. Patty currently evaluates Winston students and private clients.

Susan Nipper

Susan Nipper earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  She has worked in both public and private educational settings teaching and evaluating students.  She began working at TWS in January 2020.  She is thrilled to join the evaluation team and participate in evaluating both private clients and TWS students.