Ang aming koponan

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Hindi namin magagawa ang gawaing ginagawa namin nang walang aming malikhaing at may talento na koponan. Ginagawa nilang posible ang aming misyon.

Cathy Jones, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Si Cathy ay sumali sa APIE noong 2012 at isang bihasang guro, tagapangasiwa ng campus at katulong na superintendente. Sa pamamagitan ng isang Ph.D. sa pang-edukasyon na pamamahala sa pamamagitan ng UT ng Cooperative Superintendency Program, siya ay isang tunay na Longhorn. Si Cathy ay may 2 anak at nasisiyahan sa pagtakbo at pagbibisikleta. Ang pagiging isang Math Classroom Coach ay ang kanyang lingguhang highlight.

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

Development Director

Sumali si Wendi sa APIE noong 2016 na may malawak na karanasan sa pag-unlad na hindi pangkalakal sa edukasyon at isang MBA mula sa George Washington University. Orihinal na mula sa Washington, DC, natutuwa siya sa labas, pagkain, paglalakbay, at kanyang mga miniature dachshunds.

Frances Barrera

Dalubhasa sa 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

Para sa higit sa 10 taon, Sandy ay nagtrabaho sa maraming mga programa sa APIE. Naniniwala siya na ang mga boluntaryo ay hindi pangkaraniwang tao at naramdaman niyang pribilehiyo na makatrabaho ang mga nakatuon sa pagsuporta sa aming mga paaralan.

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

Development Coordinator

Sumali si Joe sa APIE noong Hulyo 2018 bilang isang AmeriCorps VISTA. Masaya siyang nakakakita ng live na musika, tumatakbo, at naglaro ng gitara. 

Chris Lagarde

Saleforce Specialist

Sumali si Chris sa APIE noong 2017 at responsable para sa pagsasaayos, suporta, at pagpapabuti ng aming database ng Salesforce. Masisiyahan siya sa paggugol ng oras sa pagbabasa, pagluluto, paglalakad, at pag-hang out sa kanyang mga anak.

Aidan Larson

College Readiness Supervisor

Aidan joined APIE this year 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

Manager ng Kahanda sa Kolehiyo

Si Amy ay sumali sa APIE noong 2009. Mahilig siyang magtrabaho kasama ang mga mag-aaral sa middle school, guro at boluntaryo. Masisiyahan siya sa pagtakbo, pagbabasa, paglalakbay, at paggugol ng oras sa kanyang mga anak sa kanyang libreng oras.

Wen Nguyen

Manager ng Mga Koneksyon sa Paaralan

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 Texas Hunger Initiative. 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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