LSAISD Board of Directors
Eddy Hernandez Perez serves as Leadership SAISD's Board President. Eddy helped recruit and lead Leadership SAISD’s inaugural class as the organization’s founding Executive Director. Eddy came to LSAISD after teaching bilingual fifth grade on the West Side of San Antonio through Teach For America. Eddy went on to earn his Master’s degree in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University as an Urban Scholars Fellow, and a Law degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he clerked for the Texas Association of School Boards and the Texas Charter Schools Association. Eddy continues to pursue his passion for supporting students and educators by serving as legal counsel to Texas school districts as an associate school attorney at Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C.
Rosa Gomez is the Senior Manager for H-E-B Corporate Communications and Multi-Media Department. As a first generation college graduate, Rosa came to SAISD through working for Generation Texas San Antonio as their Director of Marketing and Communications. Through that role, Rosa helped tell the stories of SAISD students and parents, as well as help the non-profit provide community coordination of resources to prepare San Antonio students for college and careers. As an interested community member with a passion for education, Rosa is a Leadership SAISD alumni. Pursing her passions for education, philanthropy and traveling, Rosa also spent a year in Honduras where she used her bilingual skills as a 6th grade teacher at Day-Star Private Bilingual School, as well as providing organizational internal communications support. Rosa earned an Associate of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from South Plains College and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Public Relations from the University of North Texas. During college, Rosa built a career as a television news producer for 12 years throughout Texas starting in her hometown of Levelland, TX at the young age of 19. She is a SAISD mentor and is on the H-E-B Diversity Council. Rosa lives in San Antonio with her sweet pup, Lily.
Delia Covo was born in New York City and raised in San Antonio, Texas. A Division 1 athlete, she competed as a diver for the University of North Texas Swimming and Diving Team for 5 years. She returned home to San Antonio to join the Teach For America San Antonio Corps and taught high school science, grades 9-12, and served as Athletic Director at San Antonio Can Academy (a charter school on the South West side of town). Currently, Delia serves on staff at Teach For America supporting the growing alumni network.
Prior to working on the Alumni and Community Impact Team, Delia coached our corps member teachers throughout our partner districts, working with K-12 educators and educational leaders across the city. She’s excited to pursue her passion for educational equity to serve as a board member on the LSAISD Board. In her spare time, Delia stays connected with the broader San Antonio community through the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Leadership Development Programs and as the Managing Editor of her family’s publication, Edible San Antonio.
Jennifer Rosas first moved to San Antonio, Texas as an optimistic and valiant first-generation college student. She felt the city of San Antonio mirrored her valiant spirit, sense of opportunity, and vision towards a better future. Upon graduating, she began her career, where she quickly realized the intense need and economic segregation in the public schools. Born a daughter of mexican immigrants, positioned her to see education as her hope and opportunity for social and economic mobility. Jennifer saw this same opportunity and hope for the students of San Antonio, where she started her career as an elementary teacher in San Antonio ISD.
Jennifer served as an assistant principal, bilingual instructional specialist, and a classroom teacher for San Antonio ISD. In her various roles, she has advocated and proven her passion about creating educational access to all students, their families, and their communities. Jennifer Rosas currently leads the educational landscape as Director of Academics with the national non-profit, TNTP (The New Teacher Project).
In the Spring of 2018, She co-founded San Antonio’s first professional network open to all educators, San Antonio Leaders & Teachers which exists to celebrate and elevate teaching and learning in San Antonio, while bridging gaps between educators and educational policymakers. She graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary studies and a M.Ed in Educational Leadership. Jennifer and her husband Ben, lead to serve and restore the urban core of San Antonio and are parents to two bilingual and bicultural boys, Daniel and Caleb.
Dana Wrann, M. Ed.
Leadership SAISD Executive Director
Originally from New York City, Dana’s interest in educational outcomes started at a young age through her own experiences and those of her friends. She saw early on the stark differences in what school communities can provide for youth and the journey people take when they are pushed out of schools due to an array of factors. Throughout her childhood and high school years, she was involved in academic tutoring, youth development programs, and outdoor education to ensure she had a support system in place to find success. Dana received a B.A. in Sociology from Hartwick College and continued working in after school programming after graduation. She moved to Texas for a service year with City Year, which provided her with an on the ground look at our local school system, as well as the life changing experience of living in San Antonio. The culture, community, and in school experience sparked her passion to continue to serve the youth of San Antonio, a city she has now called home for ten years. Dana joined Teach for America as a special education teacher and has recently left the classroom after nine years of serving our diverse learners in SAISD and KIPP.
The past ten years have provided Dana with the opportunity to community organize, advocate, and be a leader in policy change with our students and families of San Antonio. Dana received her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from UTSA and has participated in policy fellowships through Teach Plus Texas and the San Antonio Alliance, focusing on implementing social emotional programs in schools and teacher retention. She is also a co-founder of SA RISE, a local educational equity organizing group, and co-founder and secretary of Radical Registrars, a non-profit focused on getting out the vote and voting informed, specifically with our communities that continue to be disenfranchised. Dana is an alum of LSAISD class of 2022 and most recently received her Breathe for Change Yoga and Social Emotional Learning teaching certification. She has seen the positive outcomes for youth that occur when community members work together, but knows there is still work to be done.
Dana is an active member of social and professional groups in San Antonio and spends her free time with her soccer team, attending local art and community events, and finding new places to walk her dogs. She also enjoys book clubs, traveling, and photography.