Meet the TxCEE Team

TxCEE staff has experience in a number of roles, including teacher and district administrative leadership positions as well as experience at the state and regional level. The combined experience of the TxCEE team provides expertise in building teacher and leader capacity along with supporting school reform. All team members are committed to providing differentiated support and learning opportunities that meet the needs of classroom teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators.

 

TxCEE Management

Anita Givens

Anita Givens

Chief TxCEE Officer

Anita Givens was recently promoted to the position of Chief TxCEE Officer. She provides leadership and direction for all TxCEE initiatives and the Teacher and School Leader (TSL) grant to strengthen educator quality and positively impact student achievement.  Previously, Ms. Givens served as the Director of Program Support at TxCEE. She managed daily operations of the Program Support Unit, including the development and use of data systems to support human capital management, performance-based compensation processes, communications, and online learning.  Before joining TxCEE, Givens spent 22 years at the Texas Education Agency where she served in the roles of Associate Commissioner for Standards and Programs and Deputy Associate Commissioner for Standards and Alignment. Givens has taught Kindergarten and 2nd grade and educational technology classes from elementary through graduate school. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from Houston Baptist University and a Master of Science Degree in Educational Management from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Daryl Michel, Ph.D.

Daryl Michel, Ph.D.

Director of School Improvement

dmichel@txcee.org

Jessica Sievert Navarro

Jessica Sievert Navarro

Director of Partnerships

jenavarro@txcee.org

Sherry Posey

Sherry Posey

Director of School Support

sposey@txcee.org

Shana Shaw, Ph.D.

Shana Shaw, Ph.D.

Research & Evaluation Manager

sshaw@txcee.org

TxCEE Program Support Team

Lauren Anshutz

Lauren Anshutz

Special Projects Manager

Candace Ferguson

Candace Ferguson

Project Manager—Human Capital Management Systems (HCMS)

Priscilla Flores

Priscilla Flores

Communications Manager

Karen Kahan

Karen Kahan

Manager for Online Learning

Bryan Sanchez

Bryan Sanchez

Manager for HR Data Collections

David Vizcaino

David Vizcaino

Program Specialist

TxCEE Partnerships Team

Jeanifer Caldwell

Jeanifer Caldwell

Coordinator for the Texas Teacher Residency Program

Gene Morrow

Gene Morrow

Coordinator for the Texas Principal Residency Program

Shayna Ortiz

Shayna Ortiz

Special Projects Manager— Evaluation

Joann Taylor

Joann Taylor

Human Resource Strategies Coordinator

TxCEE School Improvement Team

Alicia Bolt, Ed.D.

Alicia Bolt, Ed.D.

ELL Instructional Training and Support Specialist

Elizabeth Brooke-Garza, Ed.D.

Elizabeth Brooke-Garza, Ed.D.

Instructional Training and Support Specialist— ELL Initiatives

Gabriela LeBaron

Gabriela LeBaron

Program Specialist

Clarissa Plair, Ph.D.

Clarissa Plair, Ph.D.

Leadership Training and Support Specialist

Carmen Pompa, Ed.D.

Carmen Pompa, Ed.D.

Instructional Training and Support Specialist

Krislyn Willmon

Krislyn Willmon

Instructional Training and Support Specialist

TxCEE School Support Team

Sara Borchgardt

Sara Borchgardt

Human Capital Management System (HCMS) Coordinator

LaToya Dansby

LaToya Dansby

Human Capital Management System (HCMS) Coordinator

Dana Fincher

Dana Fincher

Instructional Training and Support Specialist

Amanda Frisby

Amanda Frisby

Instructional Training and Support Specialist

Arlene Longoria

Arlene Longoria

Instructional Training and Support Specialist

Stefani Morrow

Stefani Morrow

Leadership Training and Support Specialist

Natalie Vela

Natalie Vela

Instructional Training and Support Specialist

Jodie Wymore

Jodie Wymore

Leadership Training and Support Specialist

TxCEE Business Services Team

Patsy Charles

Patsy Charles

Program Specialist

Monica Sena-Martinez

Monica Sena-Martinez

Budget and Contracts Manager