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LSAISD Class of 2019 Profiles

Ali Goljahmofrad

LinkedIn Profile

District: Judson ISD

 

“By being a part of LSAISD I expect to add value to the greater San Antonio community while learning from other campus and community leaders to assist me in my continual growth. Relationships like these, where each party benefits and grows, are the types of relationships that raise the bar for subsequent programs and leaders. To be a part of that is an opportunity unlike any other.” - Ali Goljahmofrad

 

Amanda Keammerer

LinkedIn Profile

District: San Antonio ISD

Election District: 6

 

“From school finance to education policy, and race and equity, I would love to soak up all the information that I can, so that we can transform our districts into places that value students beyond test scores.” - Amanda Keammerer

 

 

Angela Torres-Lopez

LinkedIn Profile

District: San Antonio ISD

Election District: 7

 

“I want to spread the word about SAISD’s bright future.  I want my children and their classmates to know that their community cares and will show up for them. I understand the challenges and concerns from a parent’s point of view but I want to expand my knowledge and see behind the scenes, thereby advocating for the implementation of fruitful solutions from the ground level.” - Angela Torres-Lopez

 

Ann Marie Camosy

LinkedIn Profile

District: Northside ISD

 

“Working in the education and child advocacy space is my passion. I believe the LSAISD program will help me be a more effective advocate for the disadvantaged communities and defender of education for our San Antonio children. I am excited for the opportunity to learn more about the issues facing SAISD students and how our nonprofit community can help be part of the solution.” - Ann Marie Camosy

 

Anthony Magaro

LinkedIn Profile

District: East Central ISD

 

“LSAISD provides an opportunity for me to learn the school district that I serve as a member of the SAISD Foundation Board.  A sound educational base is imperative in preparing for and acquiring a career. We must cultivate the programs that will develop a workforce that will meet the employment challenges of San Antonio's future. I was born and raised in downtown San Antonio and I want to see our city thrive. The education of our youth helps perpetuate that objective.” - Anthony Magaro

 

Carla Crespo

LinkedIn Profile

District: San Antonio ISD

 

“I want to expand into traditional public education and learn more about it.  I've been in a charter school the past four years and I think this would be a great opportunity to collaborate with other education leaders in San Antonio.” - Carla Crespo

 

Celeste Brown

LinkedIn Profile

District: San Antonio ISD

Election District: 1

 

“I have always had a passion for education policy and how we can work to level the playing field for students from marginalized communities. As the product of a single parent household and as a woman of color, I know the struggles I had to endure educationally and beyond and am passionate about working to alleviate some of the burdens that fall on our children.” - Celeste Brown

 

Chawanna Chambers

LinkedIn Profile

District: Judson ISD

 

“As a native San Antonian and previous student in both SAISD and ECISD schools, I am invested in the quality of educational experiences our children have across the city. LSAISD would offer me an opportunity to learn more about the current goals and vision of the greater San Antonio community as it relates to public education, as well as the chance to develop partnerships with others that help move San Antonio education to greater heights.” - Chawanna Chambers

 

Cindy Alvarado

LinkedIn Profile

District: Northside ISD

 

“I am interested in learning more about the challenges that are currently being faced within the school districts and also to provide my expertise and knowledge of non-profit to better serve the community.  We cannot all do it alone, so I feel that being part of LSAISD would provide me the opportunity to be of help to others while giving me knowledge as well.” - Cindy Alvarado

 

Colin Son

LinkedIn Profile

District: San Antonio ISD

Election District: 1

 

“Me and my family are pretty dedicated to public education for our daughter. We're long standing SAISD residents and I passionately want to understand better the challenges that SAISD and, public education in general in the San Antonio area face, and be involved in effecting change to make my daughter's, and all student's, education the best that it can be.” - Colin Son

 

Deborah Silliman

LinkedIn Profile

District: San Antonio ISD

Election District: 1

 

“I want to join LSAISD because I believe the program will give me a chance to have meaningful conversations with my fellow community members who care about the education of our children.” - Deborah Silliman

 

Denise Cadena

LinkedIn Profile

District: San Antonio ISD

Election District: 1

 

“I want to serve my students and families as best as I can.  The best way to do this is by continuing to learn about my community and the policies create impact.  I want to be able to have the tools and skills to support my community.” - Denise Cadena

 

Edward Mungia

LinkedIn Profile

District: South San ISD

Election District: 3

 

“I want to collaborate and learn from others vested in the success of public education. I had my own preconceived notions of what a school should be, but some of my thinking changed after taking on the responsibility I have at South San. Those in education, at any level, ought to engage with others and share ideas for the benefit of the children we serve.” - Edward Mungia

 

Evelyn Delgado

LinkedIn Profile

District: Comal ISD

 

“I study new topics intensely and I know I will greatly benefit from the education that will be provided by LSAISD.  This knowledge will have significant impact in how I can help and influence other systems to help make system changes that impact many lives in these specific ISDs.” - Evelyn Delgado

 

Frank Gonzalez

LinkedIn Profile

District: South San ISD

Election District: 5

 

“By joining LSAISD I want to understand and educate my community on how our system works and influence them to help our children receive a great education. I want to better prepare our students to not only be academically inclined but to be sound citizens and give back to their community. We must support our students’ success and encourage them to give back to the community.” - Frank Gonzalez

 

Ginger Walker

LinkedIn Profile

District: San Antonio ISD

Election District: 4

 

“I am interested in joining LSAISD in order to deepen my involvement in education. I have always worked for education nonprofits, but the speakers, experiences, and alumni network LSAISD provides will give me exposure to a variety of potential partners in my career and personal support for education.” - Ginger Walker

 

Inga Cotton

LinkedIn Profile

District: Alamo Heights ISD

 

“I hope LSAISD will strengthen my ability to communicate with San Antonio families about the changes and improvements happening in SAISD.” - Inga Cotton

 

Iris Gonzalez

LinkedIn Profile

District: South San ISD

Election District: 5

 

“I believe joining LSAISD will allow me to develop a better understanding of the issues that are affecting our education system in Texas and nationwide. This program would also give me the opportunity to connect with other individuals concerned about our education system, and potentially collaborate with them towards common solutions. I am enthusiastic about learning from experts, and use this gained knowledge to create more effective and efficient approaches.” - Iris Gonzalez

 

Jeanette Honermann

LinkedIn Profile

District: San Antonio ISD

Election District: 1

 

“Learning more about the current status and challenges within SAISD will allow me to understand how I, as an individual can contribute to solutions and influence others to learn more about the pivotal impact we each have on the outcome for these students.” - Jeanette Honermann

 

Jesse Gill

LinkedIn Profile

District: San Antonio ISD

Election District: 2

 

“LSAISD is essential to those interested in becoming functional as responsible citizens of the educational community. Because I am merely a novice, inclusion in the LSAISD program, immersing myself learning the language and culture of education are imperative toward serving this community.” - Jesse Gill

 

Juany Torres

LinkedIn Profile

District: Harlandale ISD

 

“I believe LSAISD will grant me with the opportunity to flourish, learn, and share with fellow San Antonians to impact change in our local neighborhoods and problem solve some of our most difficult challenges in education together. I am excited and committed to contributing my lived experiences, my learned insight, and my bold ideas and listening, learning, and growing with my peers.” - Juany Torres

 

Kevin Hodges

LinkedIn Profile

District: Leander ISD

 

“Leadership SAISD is a great opportunity for me to finally live up to my own expectations. I'm ready to give this program 100% and learn from the best and brightest in the world.” - Kevin Hodges

 

Luis M Rodriguez

LinkedIn Profile

District: South San ISD

Election District: 6

 

“I feel that I still have much to contribute to my community and the district I presently live in.  That is the fundamental reason I volunteered for the School Board...to do what I can to benefit the children.” - Luis M Rodriguez

 

Maria Acosta

LinkedIn Profile

District: Northside ISD

 

“I would like to learn more about different best practices across various businesses/organization as well as identify gaps in services in the school setting.” - Maria Acosta

 

Marcus Peoples

LinkedIn Profile

District: Edgewood ISD

 

 

Mario Cantu

LinkedIn Profile

District: San Antonio ISD

Election District: 3

 

“In looking at LSAISD’s curriculum, I believe that I will receive a holistic education on the foundations of public education systems. This foundation will allow me to better understand the issues and empower me to develop or implement innovative solutions to shape a 21st century public education system at SAISD.” - Mario Cantu

 

Marisa Ramirez

LinkedIn Profile

District: Judson ISD

Election District: 10

 

“I want to join LSAISD to learn more about how I can be a part of solving problems in our schools and so I can network with other community members who care about seeking change and feel that it is a social responsibility to take part in the impact like I feel.” - Marisa Ramirez

 

Matthew Baiza

LinkedIn Profile

District: Northside ISD

Election District: 3

 

“My interest in joining LSAISD stems from a desire to learn how schools educate large numbers of students and a deeper passion of learning how to best serve the community that raised me.” - Matthew Baiza

 

Matthew Kyler

LinkedIn Profile

District: Northside ISD

Election District: 3

 

“I am a product of the public-school system and intend to advocate for increased access to higher education as well as explore ways to level the playing field within students’ high school education in order to dispel existing inequities. I plan to pursue a career in educational policy and law to advocate for this right. LSAISD will support my understanding of the challenges that are relevant in education today and help set roots for a career in Texas.” - Matthew Kyler

 

Naphtali T Bryant

LinkedIn Profile

District: Judson ISD

 

“I would like to be an advocate for education in San Antonio. I believe the best way for me to do that is to learn what the school districts need and help to provide that need whether directly or indirectly. The opportunity to attend the LSAISD 2018-2019 course will enhance my working knowledge of school districts and in turn, make me a better advocate. I look forward to engaging with community leaders, faculty, and staff of the SAISD.” - Naphtali T Bryant

 

Natalie Flake

LinkedIn Profile

District: San Antonio ISD

Election District: 6

 

“I want to join LSAISD because I believe deepening my knowledge of the workings of the school system will allow me to better advocate for the students of my school and district.” - Natalie Flake

 

Nicole Amri

LinkedIn Profile

District: San Antonio ISD

Election District: 4

 

“I want to make a difference. As a native San Antonian, latina, artist, educator, mentor, sister, daughter and friend of people who live here I want to see our community thrive. I'm very passionate about social justice and equity issues that challenge our quality of life and I hold education as an area that I can have to most impact." - Nicole Amri

 

Olivia Morales Gomez

LinkedIn Profile

District: San Antonio ISD

Election District: 1

 

“I want to learn how I can contribute to ensuring that the students of our city have the best education possible so that they can grow into the emerging leaders of our community by learning about how schools function and what members of the community can contribute to constantly improving our students' educations.” - Olivia Morales Gomez

 

Ondrejia Scott

LinkedIn Profile

District: Northside ISD

Election District: 1

 

“I want to join LSAISD to gain insight on how schools are ran both fiscally and logistically, to help come up with solutions that can improve productivity and more importantly, every child's experience who attends a public school.” - Ondrejia Scott

 

Rachell Hathaway Everett

LinkedIn Profile

District: Northeast ISD

 

“As a product of the San Antonio Independent School district, I would like to learn how I can use my talents to assist with student success. I foresee being an advocate in the community, to address concerns and promote positive change for SAISD students.” - Rachelle Hathaway Everett

 

Richard Montez

LinkedIn Profile

District: Harlandale ISD

 

“The conversations about education in our country are complex and children deserve voices who are educated about the challenges the system faces and who can offer meaningful ideas. Programs like Leadership SAISD are an important component of progress in education.” - Richard Montez

 

Ronnie Guest

LinkedIn Profile

District: Northside ISD

Election District: 6

 

“I believe the experience, purpose, and passion I bring will add shared value with the others selected to be a part of this great organization. I am looking forward to also learning from others with like passions to make a difference in the lives of the current and future students at all levels of SAISD, as well as the community.” - Ronnie Guest

 

Samia Ayyash

LinkedIn Profile

District: San Antonio ISD

Election District: 3

 

“Joining LSAISD is the next logical step in turning my global experiences and skills into actionable change for our community. LSAISD will provide the platform for me and others to collaborate and combine our unique talents into tangible change.” - Samia Ayyash

Sandy Vogelman

LinkedIn Profile

District: Northside ISD

 

“Being a part of this Leadership SAISD initiative would also give me an opportunity to connect and network with other SAISD partners that may potentially lead to collaborative works for the district. I am open for new ways to leverage the services that are offered within SAISD to achieve a greater collective impact.” - Sandy Vogelman

 

Savannah Helvey Tuttle

LinkedIn Profile

District: San Antonio ISD

Election District: 1

“Leadership SAISD is the perfect organization in which to learn more about San Antonio and better understand the landscape of education in the city in order to do so. Through LSAISD, I will be able to meet other people who are passionate about educational equity, learn from experts in the community, and discover new opportunities to help the community improve.” - Savannah Helvey Tuttle

Shauna Goodman

LinkedIn Profile

District: Northside ISD

 

“I would like to understand more about how the schools operate, financial operations, procedures and policies and where they have the greatest obstacles. Having participated in Leadership SA, I was exposed to many of our cities amazing attributes and challenges. My experience with LSA prompted me to head into a new adventure that allows me to fulfill a passion of helping students get exposed to career opportunities in SA.” - Shauna Goodman

 

Stevan Zivadinovic

LinkedIn Profile

District: San Antonio ISD

Election District: 4

 

“I would like to understand more deeply how decisions get made and how policy is set, what the practical constraints and situations are, and so on—so that I can be a better-informed SAISD citizen and a wiser OST service provider.” - Stevan Zivadinovic

 

Torence White

LinkedIn Profile

District: Northeast ISD

 

“I want to join LSAISD to understand the process on how things work to help a student's education as well as the work that has to be done to make sure faculty and staff still have jobs in the next school year.” - Torence White

 

Waheeda Kara

LinkedIn Profile

District: Northeast ISD

 

“I would like to join LSAISD to gain more knowledge and empower myself with the skill set needed to make a positive difference in our school system. I have been a resident of San Antonio for the past 31 years and have given birth to and raised 3 children right here in San Antonio.  All of them have benefitted from the public school system yet each of them has had their own set of challenges within the system.” - Waheeda Kara

 

Yesenia Alvarez-Gonzalez

LinkedIn Profile

District: San Antonio ISD

Election District: 5

 

“I am a product of the SAISD inner city public school system, I reside in the district, and my children have attended SAISD schools. I truly believe that if we share our ideas, and include parents, caretakers, community and policy makers, nonprofits, teachers, and corporations…that we can move the needle forward and help our children in our public schools achieve higher education and become lifelong learners.” - Yesenia Alvarez-Gonzalez

 

Zack Magallanez

LinkedIn Profile

District: San Antonio ISD

Election District: 7

 

“I want to be a leader in my district helping to shape policies that will empower our district, schools, and children.” - Zack Magallanez