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Staff

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

    Kathy Martinez-Prather, Ph.D.

    Director Texas School Safety Center
  1. Mark Andrus

    Mark Andrus

    Associate Director Information Technology (512) 245-1407
  2. Celina Bley, Ph.D.

    Celina Bley, Ph.D.

    Associate Director Training and Education (512) 245-1938
  3. Celina Bley, Ph.D.

    Jeff Caldwell

    Associate Director School Safety Readiness (512) 245-0895
  4. Jennifer Steele

    Jennifer Steele

    Associate Director Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement (512) 245-8895
  5. Shawna R. White, Ph.D.

    Shawna R. White, Ph.D.

    Associate Director Research and Evaluation (512) 245-5175
  6. Linda Young

    Linda Young

    Associate Director Business Operations (512) 245-8390
  1. Laura Anaya Rodriguez

    Grant Coordinator Digital Threat Assessment (512) 245-5859
  2. Denise Armentrout

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

    Program Manager Training and Education (512) 245-3908
  4. Valerie Barnes

    Research and Evaluation Coordinator (512) 245-5857
  5. Kathleen Bates

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

    Training and Education Specialist (512) 245-5847
  7. Edward Bradshaw

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 245-4884
  8. Josh Carmouche

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

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

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

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 245-4885
  12. Brian Clason

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

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

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 245-4719
  15. Sirenna Cumberland

    Training and Education Specialist (512) 245-5856
  16. Gabriel De La Hoya

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

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

    Research and Evaluation Specialist (512) 245-9045
  19. Kimberly Duncan-Ashley

    Grant Coordinator Sandy Hook Promise (512) 245-5860
  20. Tara Earle

    Research and Evaluation Coordinator (512) 245-0897
  21. Velda Escamilla

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

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

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

    IT Specialist (512) 245-5848
  25. Krista Flores

    Training and Education Coordinator (512) 245-5840
  26. Deborah Guerrero

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

    Youth Tobacco Prevention Specialist (512) 245-6234
  28. Susan Jenkins

    FDA Contract Specialist (512) 245-3034
  29. Justin Jimenez

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

    Training and Education Specialist (512) 245-5637
  31. Eric Leath

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

    IT Specialist (512) 245-7222
  33. Rosa Luera

    Business Operations Specialist (512) 245-6235
  34. Melissa Molina

    FDA Contract Specialist (512) 245-1420
  35. Joe Muñoz

    Program Manager School-Based Law Enforcement Education (512) 245-6827
  36. Lindy Narvaiz

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

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

    FDA Contract Specialist (512) 245-5844
  39. Theresa Paeglow

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

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

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

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

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

    Tobacco Enforcement Program Manager (512) 245-0821
  45. Andre Spence

    School Safety Readiness Registry Specialist TBD
  46. Shatia Stephens

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

    Training and Education Specialist (512) 245-6233
  48. Laura Tanner

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

    Business Operations Specialist (512) 245-6722
  50. Lacette Valerio

    Research and Evaluation Specialist (512) 245-3036
  51. Cheryl Womack

    School Safety Readiness Specialist (512) 245-4883
  52. Stacy Wright

    School Safety Readiness Supervisor (512) 245-4887
  53. Andrew Young

    IT Specialist (512) 245-0116
  54. Stephanie Young

    FDA Program Coordinator (512) 245-5538