The goal of the Patient Education Program at Texas’s Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center is to help patients and families navigate the educational challenges associated with pediatric cancer. Through collaboration with families, school staff, and medical teams, we work to identify needs and supports that will improve each patient’s educational experience.

School is an integral activity in the lives of children. A child attends school to gain knowledge and to connect with peers. Developing these social and academic ties provides opportunities to gain experiences and skills that are essential to their emotional and cognitive development.

Services Provided:

  • School Advocacy
  • School Reintergration
  • Inpatient HISD Hospital School
  • Inpatient Tutoring and Academic Support

Our School Coordinators


Lindsey Heinzman, MEd received a master’s degree in school counseling at the University of St. Thomas and a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies at Texas A&M University. Lindsey has 20 years of experience in public education, as a middle and high school counselor, math teacher and volleyball coach.


Ashley Matthews, MEd received her master's degree in curriculum and instruction at the University of Missouri and a bachelor's degree in education at Dallas Baptist University. Ashley has over 10 years of experience in public and private education as an administrator, middle school and high school history teacher, and soccer coach.


Kennedy Stacy, MBA received her MBA in healthcare administration at Lamar University and a bachelor's degree in community health at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Kennedy has 5 years of public education experience as a special education teacher, case manager, math interventionist, and a volleyball and basketball coach at both a high school and elementary level.