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Edgar Rodriguez


Current Position: High School Director, Uplift Williams Preparatory

Previous Position: Assistant Principal, Jesse H. Jones STEM Academy

Education: Bachelor of Science in Technology Management, , Texas A&M University; Master of Education Leadership, University of Texas at Tyler 

Favorite Quote: “Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.” Brigham Young

Contact: erodriguez@uplifteducation.org

 
Denise DelaRosa

Denise De La Rosa 


Current Position: Middle School Director, Lead Director, Uplift Williams Preparatory

Previous Position: Resident Principal, The Brooklyn Latin School

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, University of Notre Dame

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, Teachers College – Columbia University

Favorite Quote:  “Let him that would move the world first move himself.” - Socrates

Contact: ddelarosa@uplifteducation.org
  
 
Wendy DeSpain

Wendy DeSpain

Current Position: Primary Director, Uplift Williams Preparatory 

Previous Position: NCLB Coordinator, Plano ISD; Principal, Plano ISD

Education: Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Reading from Stephen F. Austin State University; Masters of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from UNT, and a Principal’s Certificate from UNT.

Favorite Quote: “It’s not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause. Who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst at least failed while daring greatly so that his pace shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt

Contact: wdespain@uplifteducation.org

 
 
Monique Robinson

Monique Robinson


Current Position: Operations Director, Uplift Williams Preparatory

Previous Position: Education Pioneers Graduate Fellow, George W. Bush Presidential Center

Education: Bachelor's degree: Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science, Michigan State University; Master of Business Administration in Non-profit Management, University of Dallas 
 
Favorite Quote:  “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where you go…” – Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Contact: mrobinson@uplifteducation.org
 

 

Aaron Pittaway

Current Position: High School Dean of Students, Uplift Williams Preparatory
Previous Position: 
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Contact: apittaway@uplifteducation.org

 

 
 
Robbie Johnson

Robbie Johnson

Current Position: AP/DP Dean, Uplift Williams Preparatory

Previous Position: IB Diploma Coordinator, Uplift Williams Preparatory
 
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Whitman College; Master of Education and Educational Leadership, Stephen F. Austin State University

Favorite Quote: “When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.” Dalai Lama

 

 

Contact: rjohnson@uplifteducation.org


 


Kristen Lorrain

 

Kristen Lorrain

Current Position: MYP Dean, Uplift Williams Preparatory 
Previous Position: 6th Grade Math Teacher; Grade Level Chair
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Latin American Studies, University of Washington; Masters in Teaching, Arizona State University
Favorite Quote: "One person can make a difference, and everyone should try." - John F. Kennedy
Contact: klorrain@uplifteducation.org

 

Judith Ann Meyer

 

 

Judith Ann Meyer 

Current Position: Dean of Instruction, Uplift Williams Primary
Previous Position: Principal at various schools in DISD
Education: Bachelor of Arts from Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas; Masters in Educational Leadership from Boston University, Boston, MA
Favorite Quote: "Never, never, never give up." Winston Churchill
Contact: email jmeyer@uplifteducation.org

 

 
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