LEADERSHIP

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Camila Correa Bourdeau

Executive Director

email: camila@dallaskidsfirst.org

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John Hill

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Harold Hogue

New Millennial Project, Strategic Partnerships

harold@dallaskidsfirst.org

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Melissa Higginbotham

Governing Board

melissa@dallaskidsfirst.org

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Daniel Muzquiz

Governing Board

Co-Founder Dallas Kids First

Chijioke Offor

Governing Board

Co-Founder Dallas Kids First

 
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Ken Barth

Governing Board

ADVISORY BOARD

The inaugural Dallas Kids First Advisory Board is entrusted with helping the organization build outreach efforts across the various Dallas ISD community groups. Depicted above from left to right is Chazz Robinson, Ann Marie Wernick, and Michael Gagne.

The inaugural Dallas Kids First Advisory Board is entrusted with helping the organization build outreach efforts across the various Dallas ISD community groups. Depicted above from left to right is Chazz Robinson, Ann Marie Wernick, and Michael Gagne.

Chazz Robinson

Director, Fort Worth Alumni Program at Teach for america

My career is centered on innovating in the education space, and building solutions to the most pressing problems surrounding education.  I first started this journey by teaching world geography and English at the middle and high school level. After teaching, I transitioned to a role where I planned and implemented an internship program for high school students with The Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA Academy) in DISD. The focus was providing opportunities for students to intern during the school year with businesses and organizations aligned to their interests. The outcome was an integrated community of parents, students, entrepreneurs, corporate partners, and community members working together to help develop students with the skills and experiences to thrive in the 21st century.  Through my participation in the CAMP Fellowship, I learned about the role of the school board and helped raise awareness for elections in DISD. Now, my hope is to increase engagement in Ft. Worth as well through my role with the alumni network of Teach for America.

Ann Marie Wernick

ELAR Mastery Teacher, Literacy Instructional Coach at W.E. Greiner Middle School

All students deserve a quality education where they are supported and challenged to pursue their ambitions. We need student-focused leaders to collaborate with schools, parents, and other board members toward a shared goal of creating innovative policies that continuously improve DISD. I recognize the importance of having strong leaders on the school board, and want to ensure that quality candidates and leaders continue to serve our students in Dallas. 

Michael Gagne

Director, Healthcare Solutions, Information Builders, Inc.  

My passion for education began during my Leadership Dallas class.  Having been exposed to how integral education was to impacting poverty, reducing crime, improving healthcare and the dependence of society on education as a means of sustainment, I became an education champion.  The PTECH initiative and the subsequent Collegiate Academies success is my baby as a result of securing the three-way partnership between AT&T, DISD and DCCCD along with the cooperation of UNT/D, UTA, UTD.  I am honored to serve DKF and its mission to insure qualified candidates for our school board who are focused on the continued transformation of DISD.  It is important that candidates realize the journey of education begins at birth and continues through post-secondary achievement.  Finally, while candidates are elected by a geographic area, their fiduciary responsibilities for the impact of their decisions must always be for the benefit of every student in DISD.