We are excited to announce our partnership with Austin ISD to implement a new volunteer management platform at austinisd.voly.org. Please note that the current APIE portal will no longer be accepting applications as of June 26.

我们的队伍

在一起我们可以做得更多

没有我们富有创造力和才能的团队,我们将无法完成我们的工作。他们使我们的使命成为可能。

凯茜·琼斯(Cathy Jones)博士

执行董事

She/Her/Hers

Cathy于2012年加入APIE,是一位经验丰富的老师,校园管理员和助理总监。拥有博士学位通过UT的合作监督计划进行教育管理,她是一位真正的Longhorn。凯茜有2个孩子,喜欢跑步和骑自行车。她每周都会成为数学课堂教练。

Isadora Day

Program Director

She/Her/Hers

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. 

 

巴贝特·库珀

Finance/HR Director

She/Her/Hers

Barbette, who has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and many years experience in nonprofit financial and administrative management, joined the APIE finance team in 2011. Barbette is a long-time fan of Longhorn football, Ballet Austin, and Broadway shows.

温迪·戈登

发展总监

Wendi于2016年加入APIE,在教育方面拥有广泛的非营利开发经验,并拥有乔治华盛顿大学的MBA学位。她最初来自华盛顿特区,喜欢户外活动,美食,旅行和小型腊肠狗。

Elena Aguayo

大学准备倡导者

She/Her/Hers

Elena joined APIE in 2024 as a College Readiness Advocate. She graduated from Texas State University in December 2023 with a double major in Psychology and Social Work. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games such as Animal Crossing and Mario Kart with her friends. Elena is an avid reader and loves exploring new coffee shops to fuel adventures both on and off the screen.

弗朗西斯·巴雷拉

Salesforce专员

She/her/hers

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 spending time with her niece and nephews and 4 crazy pups!

桑迪·布兹(Sandy Bootz)

Math Classroom Coaching Manager

For over 15 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.

乔·雅各布索恩

发展协调员

He/Him/His

Joe joined APIE in 2018 as a member of the Americorps VISTA program. He earned his bachelor’s degree from from Williams College and has experience tutoring reading at multiple AISD schools. Joe enjoys learning new languages, going to shows, Austin FC, and volunteering weekly as an APIE Math Classroom Coach.

克里斯·拉加德

Salesforce专员

He/Him/His

克里斯于2017年加入APIE,负责Salesforce数据库的配置,支持和改进。他喜欢花时间阅读,做饭,远足和与孩子们出去玩。

Melina Lasater

Finance/HR Manager

They/She/Hers

Melina joined APIE in 2023. She earned her MBA at Texas Woman’s University and is an AmeriCorps VISTA alum. She has a passion for working in nonprofit and volunteering. Melina enjoys crocheting, playing tennis, and taking care of her plants.

Danna Leal Cisneros

大学准备倡导者

She/Her/Hers

Danna joined APIE in 2023 as a College Readiness Advocate. After gaining a BA in Political Science from Simmons University in Boston, MA, she became a TFA 2019 Corps Member from the Rio Grande Valley where she taught AP Government and AP Microeconomics. She transitioned to Austin and taught AP Government, AP Microeconomics, and Personal Financial Literacy. She is passionate about expanding accessibility and granting the opportunity for students to reach their full potential.

Luz Martinez

Lead Advocate

She/Her/Hers

Luz loves finding new ways to let her creativity flow, whether it’s through sewing, makeup, or nail art! On days when she is happy to turn her brain off, watching “The Devil Wears Prada” with her cat is the way to go.

Michele Mauldin

Lead Advocate

She/Her/Hers

Michele graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and worked as a middle school educator in AISD for 26 years before joining APIE in 2022 as a GEAR UP Advocate. Her husband is also a teacher and they have two sons. She enjoys reading, crocheting, and travel, and rooting for the Longhorns.

Wen Nguyen

学校联络经理

She/Her/Hers

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.

Tristan Nieto

Lead Advocate

He/Him/His

Tristan joined APIE in 2022 after completing his Master of Arts in Depth Psychology & Creativity at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Tristan has worked in education in a multitude of roles: tutor, substitute teacher, academic coach, test proctor, reading instructor, outdoor educator, and now, College Readiness & GEAR UP Advocate. In his free time, he writes poetry, trains Shaolin-style kung fu, and pursues a second Master’s in Counseling.

Lexy Robinson

Lead Advocate

She/Her/Hers

Lexy joined APIE in 2022 as a GEAR UP Advocate with experience working as a Preschool, Elementary and Middle camp counselor. She is a Texas State Alumni with a Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences. Her goal is to support underserved populations with a focus on education as well as overall health and well-being. In her free time, you can find her on the Greenbelt with her puppy.

Laurie Solis

Office Administrator

she/Her/Ella

Laurie joined APIE as the Office Administrator in 2023. However, she has served as an APIE campus volunteer, mentor, and most recently math tutor. She’s a mom, wife, and PTA-er serving on the board of Austin Council of PTA. During the evenings or weekends, you can find her and the family on a softball or baseball field.

Rebekah Tambe

Fundraising and Events Manager

she/Her/Hers

Rebekah joined APIE in 2024 as the Fundraising and Event Manager. Rebekah has her BS in Accounting from Portland State University. She recently moved to Austin from Portland, Oregon, where she was the Development Director for a free community medical clinic. Rebekah enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 daughters, traveling, reading, and running.

Val Williams

Special Projects

she/Her/Hers

Val joined APIE in 2022 with extensive experience as a Program Director and Educator, with specialization in the areas of Arts Ed, Early Childhood Ed, and ELA. Val holds an M. Ed in Education Policy & Leadership from American University and a BFA in Musical Theater from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music. Val enjoys history, music, spirited discussions around socio-political issues, road trips, her cat Tiger, and-most of all-spending time with her adorable little one: Ruthie!

加入我们的团队

是否想加入一个充满活力的团队,致力于通过教育改变生活?如果您热衷于支持学生并帮助他们取得成功,我们希望收到您的来信。 立即向我们申请!

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Austin Partners in Education will be closed beginning Friday, December 22 and ending Friday, January 5. We will return to normal business hours on Monday, January 8. All emails, phone calls, and volunteer background check applications will be completed upon our return. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Happy Holidays!

Austin Partners in Education cerrará comenzando el viernes 22 de diciembre y hasta el viernes 5 de enero. Volveremos al horario comercial normal el lunes 8 de enero. Todos los correos electrónicos, llamadas telefónicas y solicitudes de verificación de antecedentes de voluntarios se completarán a nuestro regreso. Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión. ¡Felices Fiestas!

Volunteer registration is closed for most AISD campuses until next school year. Registration will remain open for schools that are seeking volunteers for summer programming.

If you’d like to be notified when registration for APIE’s Mentoring and Math Classroom Coaching programs are open for 2024-2025, sign up to be on our early notification email list!