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Cathy Jones, Ph.D.

Director ejecutivo


Cathy se unió a APIE en 2012 y es una maestra con experiencia, administradora del campus y superintendente asistente. Con un doctorado. en administración educativa a través del Programa de Superintendencia Cooperativa de UT, ella es una verdadera Longhorn. Cathy tiene 2 hijos y le gusta correr y andar en bicicleta. Ser una entrenadora de matemáticas en el aula es su punto culminante semanal.

Isadora Day

Program Director


Isadora joined APIE in 2023 and is a former academic dean, director of middle school, and teacher. Formerly a crime journalist, Isadora switched careers to become an educator and earned her M.Ed. in Education Administration in 2015. Originally from the Rio Grande Valley, she loves Mexican food, the beach, and walking with her husband and son. 


Barbette Cooper

Finance/HR Director


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 function for nonprofits. She loves watching Longhorn football, ballet, and Broadway shows.

Wendi Gordon

Director de Desarrollo


Wendi se unió a APIE en 2016 con una amplia experiencia en desarrollo sin fines de lucro en educación y un MBA de la Universidad George Washington. Originaria de Washington, DC, disfruta del aire libre, la comida, los viajes y sus perros salchicha en miniatura.

Frances Barrera

Especialista en Salesforce


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, gardening, and learning about all things Salesforce.

Sandy Bootz

Math Classroom Coaching Manager


Durante más de 10 años, Sandy ha trabajado en múltiples programas APIE. Ella cree que los voluntarios son personas extraordinarias y se siente privilegiada de trabajar con aquellos comprometidos a apoyar a nuestras escuelas.

Tiffani Borcherding

P-TECH Program 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.

Joe Jacobsohn

Coordinador de desarrollo


Joe se unió a APIE en julio de 2018 como AmeriCorps VISTA. Le gusta ver música en vivo, correr y tocar la guitarra. 

Chris Lagarde

Saleforce Specialist


Chris se unió a APIE en 2017 y es responsable de la configuración, el soporte y la mejora de nuestra base de datos de Salesforce. Le gusta pasar tiempo leyendo, cocinando, caminando y pasando el rato con sus hijos.

Aidan Larson

College Readiness Supervisor


Aidan joined APIE in 2022 and along with a background in education and college essay coaching, brings enthusiasm for student outcomes and advocate experiences to the GEAR UP and College Readiness programs. She holds a BA in English from UT Austin and Texas teaching certifications in EC-6 Generalist, 6-8 ELAR, and 7-12 English. Originally from Texas, she’s lived abroad in Ireland and France and has spent much of her adult life in Austin. A parent of three growing children and partner of 24 years, Aidan loves writing, reading, and learning in equal measure, and finds joy in supporting others on their path to their best selves.​

Amy Moore

Gerente de preparación universitaria


Amy se unió a APIE en 2009. Le encanta trabajar con estudiantes de secundaria, maestros y voluntarios. Le gusta correr, leer, viajar y pasar tiempo con sus hijos en su tiempo libre.

Wen Nguyen

Gerente de Conexiones Escolares


Wen joined APIE in 2022 after working several years in prevention programs to serve AISD middle and high school students. She believes all students deserve access to quality wrap-around supports so that they may thrive. During her free time, Wen likes to hang out with her nieces and nephews, watch comedy, and adding vegan fish sauce to her food.

Ashley Yeaman

Communications & 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 Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty. Ashley enjoys traveling, searching for unique vintage finds, and spending time with her family, friends, and two cats.

Val Williams

P-TECH Research & Program Manager


Val joined APIE in 2022 with extensive experience as an Educator and Program Director in ELA, Early Childhood, and Arts Education spaces. Val is passionate about connecting the needs of students and educators with effective and responsive policy and implementation frameworks, and is excited to be completing her M.Ed. in Policy & Leadership (American University) in early 2023. Val enjoys history, music, spirited discussions around socio-political issues, road trips, and-most of all-spending time with her adorable little one: Ruthie!

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