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Career Readiness Department Staff – HISD Career Readiness

Meet the Team!

 

Michael Love

Assistant Superintendent, Career Readiness

Contact Information:
Houston Independent School District
4400 West 18th Street, Houston, TX 77092-8501

Phone:  713-556-6715
Email: MLOVE@houstonisd.org

 

 

Juliet Amara

Director, Career Readiness

Phone: 713-556-6942
Email: JULIET.AMARA@houstonisd.org

Dr. Jyoti Malhan

Director, Career Readiness

Focus: Computer Science and Programming
Phone: 713-556-6981
Email: JMALHAN@houstonisd.org

Mckenzie Benson

Sr. Program Specialist

Schools: Energy Institute, Jones HS, Lamar HS, Madison HS, Northside HS, Sterling HS, Wisdom HS
Focus: Architecture/Construction; STEM
Phone: 713-556-6981
Email: Mckenzie.Benson@houstonisd.org

Echos Blevins

CTE Program Specialist and Career Ready Wagon

Schools: Carnegie Vanguard, Kinder HSPVA, Mount Carmel Academy, Middle College Gulfton, Mickey Leland Academy, Texas Connections
Focus: Agriculture
Phone: 713-556-7158
Email: ECHOS.BLEVINS@houstonisd.org

Carolina Cano

Sr. CTE Program Specialist and Career Ready Wagon

Schools: Challenge Early College, Harper Alternative, HSLJ, Liberty HS, North Early College HS, Young Women's Academy
Focus: Audio Visual
Phone: 713-556-7233
Email: CCANO@houstonisd.org

Dana Carmouche

Sr. CTE Program Specialist

Schools: Bellaire HS, Chavez HS, East Early College HS, Scarborough HS, Waltrip HS, Wheatley HS, Westside HS
Focus: Human Services, Education, Business, Finance and Marketing
Email: DCARMOUC@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-556-7169

Marcus Compton

Sr. CTE Program Specialist

Schools: Eastwood Academy, Furr HS, HAIS Early College, Milby HS, South Early College, Yates HS
Focus: Information Technology
Phone: 713-556-7231
Email: MCOMPTON@houstonisd.org

Christal Frelow

Administrative Assistant, Career and Technical Education Programming

Focus: Payroll, Travel
Phone: 713-556-6981
Email: CFRELOW@houstonisd.org

John Cooper

Sr. CTE Program Specialist

Schools: DeBakey, Houston MSTC, Barbara Jordan Career Center, Kashmere, Long Academy, North Forest, B T Washington
Focus: Health Science; Law and Government
Phone: 713-556-9844
Email: john.cooper@houstonisd.org

Maria Flores

Manager, Career Readiness

Focus: Curriculum, Certifications, and Professional Development
Phone: 713-556-8950
Email: MFLORE48@houstonisd.org

Lisa Harris

Sr. Manager, CTE

Focus: Business Partnerships and Special Projects
Phone: 713-556-7051
Email: LHARRIS4@houstonisd.org

Kaire Hopson

Sr. Manager, Career Readiness

Focus: Campus Programming, Program Accountability, Teacher Certification, and Special Populations
Phone: 713-556-7268
Email: khopson@houstonisd.org

Felicia Lara

Sr. CTE Program Specialist

Schools: Energy Institute, Jones Futures Academy, Lamar HS, Madison HS, Northside HS, Sterling HS, Wisdom HS
Focus: Architecture, Construction, Manufacturing; STEM
Email: FLARA@houstonisd.org
Phone: 713-556-8908

Kris Page

Sr. Administrative Assistant, Career Readiness Department

Focus: Budgets, Purchasing
Phone: 713-556-6996
Email: GPAGE1@houstonisd.org

Elnora Talbert

Manager, Career Readiness

Focus: Business Partnerships
Phone: 713-556-6984
Email: elnora.talbert@houstonisd.org

Drew Thurman

Sr. Manager, Career Readiness

Focus: Special Projects, New Initiatives, Facilities
Phone: 713-556-7822
Email: dthurman@houstonisd.org

Katarsha Walker

Sr. CTE Program Specialist

Schools: Austin HS, Heights HS, Sharpstown HS, Sharpstown International HS, Westbury HS, Worthing HS
Focus: Hospitality and Tourism; Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
Email: KATARSHA.WALKER@houstonisd.org

Dr. Stacey Whitmore

Sr. Program Specialist

Schools: Carnegie Vanguard HS, High School for Law and Justice, Kinder HSPVA, Mickey Leland College Prep., Middle College High School at HCC Fraga, Young Women's College Prep. Academy
Focus: Education Training and Instructional Support
Cluster Support: Transportation, Distribution, Logistics; Human Services
Phone: 713-556-8202
Email: SWHITMO1@houstonisd.org

James Wigfall

Program Manager

Focus: Computer Science and Robotics
Phone: 713-556-6981
Email: James.Wigfall@houstonisd.org

Kian Zare

Sr. Manager, Career Readiness

Phone: 713-556-6981
Email:  KZARE@houstonisd.org

Melaney Herron

Sr Mgr, College/Career Guidance

CTE Advising Division
Phone: 713-556-6981
Email: mherron1@houstonisd.org

Allease Shepard

Mgr, College/Career Guidance

CTE Advising Division
Phone: 713-556-7697
Email: ashepard@houstonisd.org

Cassandra Antonio

Sr. CTE Program Specialist

CTE Advising Division
Campuses: TCAH, HSLJ, Furr HS, Barbara Jordan Career Center, Leland YMCPA, North Forest HS, Wheatley HS
Email: cassandra.antonio@houstonisd.org

 

Veronica Estrada

Sr. CTE Program Specialist

CTE Advising Division
Campuses: Austin HS, East EC HS, Eastwood HS, Heights HS, Kashmere HS, Middle College HS-Fraga, Milby HS
Email: vestrada@houstonisd.org

Gregory Finora

Sr. CTE Program Specialist

CTE Advising Division
Campuses: Chavez HS, E-STEM West HS, Madison HS, T H Rogers, South EC HS, Westbury HS, Worthing HS
Email: gfinora@houstonisd.org

Michelle Geters

Sr. CTE Program Specialist

CTE Advising Division
Campuses: Liberty HS, Long Academy, Middle College HS, Sharpstown Intl HS, Westside HS, Wisdom HS, Yates HS
Email: michelle.geters@houstonisd.org

Judith Loredo

Sr. CTE Program Specialist

CTE Advising Division
Campuses: Challenge EC HS, Energy Inst. HS, Houston MSTC HS, Kinder HSPVA, North Houston EC HS, Scarborough HS, Waltrip HS
Email: judith.loredo@houstonisd.org

Melanie Martinez

Sr. CTE Program Specialist

CTE Advising Division
Campuses: Bellaire HS, E-STEM Central HS, HAIS HS, Jones HS, Mount Carmel Academy HS, Sharpstown HS, Sterling HS
Email: mmarti96@houstonisd.org

Keisha Smith-Davis

Sr. CTE Program Specialist

CTE Advising Division
Campuses: Carnegie HS, Chavez HS, DeBakey HS, Lamar HS, Northside HS, Washington HS, YWCPA
Email: ksmithda@houstonisd.org

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