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The Texas School Safety Center staff offer a variety of subject matter expertise, research and support across a broad array of school safety and health-related fields designed to ensure the health, safety, and security of all Texas communities and schools.

  1. Kathy Martinez-Prather, Ph.D.

    Kathy Martinez-Prather, Ph.D.

    Director Texas School Safety Center
  1. Mark Andrus

    Mark Andrus

    Associate Director Information Technology (512) 245-1407
  2. Valerie Barnes

    Valerie R. Barnes

    Associate Director Research and Evaluation (512) 245-5857
  3. Celina Bley, Ph.D.

    Celina Bley, Ph.D.

    Associate Director Training and Education (512) 245-1938
  4. Jennifer Steele

    Jennifer Steele

    Associate Director Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement (512) 245-8895
  5. Nate Turner

    Nate Turner

    Associate Director School Safety Readiness (512) 245-0895
  6. Linda Young

    Linda Young

    Associate Director Business Operations (512) 245-8390
  1. Becky Aguilera

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 408-1434
  2. Mary Anderson

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 245-4887
  3. Denise Armentrout

    Administrative Specialist TCOLE (512) 245-5862
  4. Cynthia Arredondo

    Program Manager Training and Education (512) 245-3908
  5. Kathleen Bates

    Program Manager Youth Tobacco Prevention (512) 245-6231
  6. Brian Benscoter

    Training and Education Specialist (512) 245-5847
  7. Pamela Boyd

    Business Operations Specialist (512) 245-7272
  8. Edward Bradshaw

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 245-4884
  9. Rebecca A. Campa

    Grant Coordinator Sandy Hook Promise (512) 245-2438
  10. Josh Carmouche

    School Safety Readiness Supervisor (512) 245-4889
  11. Stephanie Carroll

    Business Operations Specialist (512) 245-5842
  12. Ammy Cathey

    Training and Education Specialist (512) 245-5841
  13. Steve Cathey

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 408-3468
  14. Kristy Chapa

    Business Operations Specialist (512) 245-8082
  15. Brian Clason

    Program Manager Training and Education Curriculum (512) 245-5861
  16. Matt Collins

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 245-4881
  17. Andrew Cox

    School Safety Readiness Supervisor (512) 245-4719
  18. Gabriel De La Hoya

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 245-4882
  19. DJ Deckert

    IT Specialist (512) 245-6981
  20. Ashley Drinkard

    Research and Evaluation Coordinator (512) 245-9045
  21. Kimberly Duncan-Ashley

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 245-5860
  22. Elizabeth Ekren, Ph.D.

    Research and Evaluation Coordinator (512) 245-6282
  23. Cumorah Eldredge

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 245-4885
  24. Jamie Ellman

    Instructional Designer Training and Education (512) 245-5845
  25. Velda Escamilla

    FDA Program Manager (512) 245-7220
  26. Martin Esqueda

    IT Specialist (512) 245-1232
  27. Kelsey Fleming

    Program Manager Business Operations (512) 245-6230
  28. Shane Fleming

    IT Specialist (512) 245-5848
  29. Beverly Freshour

    Training Specialist (512) 245-4883
  30. Krista Flores

    Training and Education Coordinator (512) 245-5840
  31. Deborah Guerrero, MBA

    Business Operations Specialist (512) 245-7230
  32. Rachel Hall

    Research and Evaluation Specialist (512) 245-1581
  33. Josh Hawks

    IT Specialist (512) 408-0387
  34. Haley Hernandez

    Community Prevention Resource Specialist (512) 245-8082
  35. Andre Hochi

    IT Specialist (512) 408-4917
  36. Justin Jimenez

    IT Specialist (512) 245-5639
  37. Tom Kelley

    School Safety Readiness Supervisor (512) 245-5637
  38. Kathryn Klepac

    Research and Evaluation Specialist (512) 245-5175
  39. Eric Leath

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 245-4717
  40. Cody Long

    IT Specialist (512) 245-7222
  41. Devante Lowery

    IT Specialist (512) 408-4158
  42. Rosa Luera

    Business Operations Specialist (512) 245-6235
  43. Marcy May

    Research and Evaluation Specialist (512) 245-0897
  44. Melissa Molina

    FDA Contract Specialist (512) 245-1420
  45. Cory Morrison

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 408-9351
  46. Joe Muñoz

    Program Manager School-Based Law Enforcement Education (512) 245-6827
  47. Anthony Murph

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 408-1242
  48. Lindy Narvaiz

    Tobacco Contract Specialist (512) 245-7652
  49. Felisha Nauert

    SBLE Training and Education Coordinator (512) 245-5284
  50. Sara Northington

    FDA Program Coordinator (512) 245-5844
  51. Celso Pacheco

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 245-8082
  52. Theresa Paeglow

    School Safety Audit Specialist (512) 245-7240
  53. Julie Palmer

    Training and Education Coordinator (512) 245-6624
  54. Richard Parkin

    IT Specialist (512) 245-5846
  55. Stephanie Peterson

    Training and Education Specialist (512) 245-5849
  56. Julie Puzan

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 245-4718
  57. Bea Pyle

    Tobacco Enforcement Program Manager (512) 245-0821
  58. Gregory Reyes

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 245-8082
  59. Ronald Rivera

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 408-1349
  60. Fernando Rojas

    FDA Contract Specialist (512) 245-3034
  61. Andre' Spence, Ph.D.

    School Safety Readiness Supervisor (512) 245-4198
  62. Shatia Stephens

    Grant Coordinator Threat Assessment (512) 245-5858
  63. Laura Stone

    Training and Education Specialist (512) 245-6233
  64. Tam Taft-Walker

    Instructional Designer Training and Education (512) 245-7224
  65. Laura Tanner

    Public Relations and Outreach Specialist (512) 245-6128
  66. Susana Thomas

    Senior Program Specialist Business Operations (512) 245-6722
  67. Lacette Wright

    Research and Evaluation Coordinator (512) 245-3036
  68. Andrew Wacaser

    IT Specialist (512) 408-7146
  69. Cheryl Womack

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 408-0514
  70. Tracilynn Wright-Bloodworth, Ed.D.

    Instructional Designer Training and Education (512) 245-5843
  71. Andrew Young

    IT Specialist (512) 245-0116