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Andy Canales
Andy CanalesDeputy Director of Early Childhood
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Sagar Desai
Sagar DesaiDirector of Higher Education/Workforce
As the Director of Higher Education and Workforce, Sagar works on all initiatives related to Postsecondary Access and Success, as well as alignment of postsecondary degrees with regional workforce needs. Additionally, he is also working on early math action networks in Grand Prairie and DeSoto ISD.
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Jonathan Feinstein
Jonathan FeinsteinDirector of Community Engagement
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Kyle Gardner
Kyle GardnerCo-COO, Chief Program Officer
As Chief Program Officer, Kyle oversees our cradle-to-career work. Please reach out to him with questions about the Partnership’s current initiatives, including action networks.
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Chelsea Jeffery
Chelsea JefferyWilliams Fellow
Chelsea’s main focus is the Early Math Network as well as some work in Early Childhood and Higher Education/Workforce Readiness. She’s passionate about increasing learning innovation for all students at all ages.
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Sarah Jensen
Sarah JensenDeputy Director of College Access & Success
Sarah’s focus is on increasing postsecondary enrollment, persistance, and completion. She supports the Texas College Access Network-North Texas and is the point person for the Dallas County Spring Financial Aid Workshops. She also supports the Higher Education/Workforce Support Council and the Partnership’s work addressing Summer Melt.
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Ashwina Kirpalani
Ashwina KirpalaniDirector of Analytics
Ashwina leads the Partnership’s analyses and use of data. Please reach out to her for guidance around data analysis or ways to support the Partnership’s data work.
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Libby McCabe
Libby McCabeDirector of Advocacy and Governance
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Jaime Hanks Meyers
Jaime Hanks MeyersDirector of Early Childhood
As Director, Early Education Initiatives Jaime manages our efforts from age 0 to 8. Please reach out to her to learn more around our work targeting Kindergarten readiness through 3rd grade literacy, or ways to get involved with our 0-5 Action Networks.
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Robert Mundinger
Robert MundingerAssociate
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Gabriela Perez
Gabriela PerezDevelopment and Education Associate
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Andres Ramos
Andres RamosDirector of Operations and Web Strategy
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Sameen Wajid
Sameen WajidAnalyst
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Tarik Ward
Tarik WardCo-COO, Chief Strategy Officer
As Chief Strategy Officer, Tarik manages fundraising, communications, and our internal systems. Please reach out to him with questions about our investors, our publications, or any of our systems.
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Jeanne Whitman Bobbitt
Jeanne Whitman BobbittCommunity Support
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Todd Williams
Todd WilliamsExecutive Director
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