We wouldn’t be able to do the work we do without our creative and talented team. They make our mission possible.
Cathy joined APIE in 2012 and is an experienced teacher, campus administrator & assistant superintendent. With a Ph.D. in educational administration through UT’s Cooperative Superintendency Program, she is a true Longhorn. Cathy has 2 children and enjoys running & cycling. Being a Math Classroom Coach is her weekly highlight.
Interim Program Director
Amy joined APIE back in 2009. She loves working with middle school students, teachers and volunteers. She enjoys running, reading, traveling, and spending time with her kids in her free time.
Barbette joined the APIE Finance team in 2011. She has an MBA from UT Austin and many years of experience in the management of financial and administrative functions for nonprofits. She loves watching Longhorn football, ballet, and Broadway shows.
Wendi joined APIE in 2016 with extensive nonprofit development experience in education and an MBA from George Washington University. Originally from Washington, DC, she enjoys the outdoors, food, travel, and her miniature dachshunds.
Frances joined APIE in 2014 as a College Readiness Advocate. She is a City Year San Antonio and AmeriCorps NCCC alum. She enjoys traveling, watching reality tv, and learning about all-things Salesforce.
Math Classroom Coaching Coordinator
For over 10 years, Sandy has worked in multiple APIE programs. She believes that volunteers are extraordinary people and feels privileged to work with those committed to supporting our schools.
Work-Based Learning Specialist
Tiffani joined APIE in 2021 with experience as a secondary teacher, case manager, and department chair. After earning a M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction from UT Austin, she focused her work in education on equitable access to the curriculum for at-risk student populations. She enjoys creating new playlists, exploring museums, watching history documentaries, and spending time with her son.
Research and Project Manager
Mary joined APIE in 2020 after completing a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Texas at Austin. Her previous work includes college advisement and program management. Mary spends her free time visiting flea markets, exploring new hiking trails, and looking for the best cup of coffee and croissants in town.
Joe joined Apie in July 2018 as an AmeriCorps VISTA. He enjoys seeing live music, running, and playing the guitar.
Chris joined APIE in 2017 and is responsible for the configuration, support, and improvement of our Salesforce database. He enjoys spending time reading, cooking, hiking, and hanging out with his kids.
School Connections Manager
After her years in politics, development and teaching, Dawn Lewis landed at APIE in 2011. She absolutely loves Florida State football, jogging, reading and of course, working with children.
Cecili joined APIE in 2021. She received her bachelor’s in biochemistry from St. Edward’s University but decided her true passion was accounting. She is currently completing courses to sit for the CPA. Cecili enjoys spending time with her husky, Dax, decorating for holidays and finding the best place in town for bubble tea.
College Readiness Coordinator
Ritchie joined APIE in 2018 as a CR Advocate with experience in supporting diverse populations of students. He enjoys physical recreation, trying new food, traveling, fictional stories, and podcasts.
Communications and Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator
Ashley joined APIE in 2019 after completing her master’s degree in journalism at Baylor University. She is an AmeriCorps VISTA alum and worked previously at the Texas Hunger Initiative.
Want to be part of an energetic team committed to changing lives through education? If you’re passionate about supporting students and helping them succeed, we want to hear from you. Apply with us today!