Courtney Rodriguez Sales comes from an extensive and varied background that has always had the same focus: advocating for children. Courtney received a Bachelor of Arts in Crime, Law, and Justice from the Pennsylvania State University. She then accepted a position with Teach for America, instructing a fifth-grade classroom in her hometown of Bronx, New York. She led her students to achieve over two years of reading growth in one instructional year. The inequities she witnessed inspired Courtney to obtain a Juris Doctor Degree from Hofstra Law School, which she hoped to use to "dismantle the system" she felt deprived students of an excellent education. She became an Assistant Public Defender in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, representing juveniles in their criminal proceedings.

Years later, she chose to return to the place she felt she could make the most impact: schools. In her position as the Project Manager for the Pittsburgh Public School District's Department of Professional Development, she developed and managed a number of district initiatives. Additionally, Courtney supported school administrators in the creation of professional development plans aimed at building the capacity of teachers and producing academic achievement for students. Most recently, Mrs. Sales received a credential from Harvard University's College of Education for successfully completing its Urban School Leaders Program. Having fought on behalf of children in the boardroom, the courtroom, and the classroom, Courtney is humbled by the opportunity to create and manage a world class school for children in Houston, Texas.

CANDESS briscoe

Head of School

nitara jenkins-morgan

Director of operations

Keneshia mccoy

Operations Manager

shaneika myles

Director of Student Achievement and Data Fellow

brooke williams

Dean of Culture and Climate

Brittany Reiner

Director of Compliance

Rebecca Mathis

Director of Neurodiversity

Ja'mese Coty

Dean of Emotional Support and Community




Brittney Dozier

KINDERGARTEN teaching fellow

alain noel

Kindergarten Lead Teacher

Marla Mayberry

KINDERGARTEN teaching fellow

ashley davenport

first grade lead teacher

Nehrlisa Behrmann

First Grade Lead Teacher

Meka Rembert-Simmons

First Grade Lead Teacher

Courtney Riley

Second grade lead teacher

Courtney Shaye

Second Grade Lead Teacher

Brittany Jenkins

Third Grade ELA Lead Teacher

Sandra Pradia

Third Grade Teaching Fellow

Brandon Book  

Fourth Grade ELA Lead Teacher

Alexander Clayton

Fourth Grade Teaching Fellow

Omri Freeman

Self-Contained Paraprofessional

Tommy Harrison

Physical Education Teacher


Instructional Coach

Jazmine Washington

Instructional Coach

Joy Harris-Bird

Kindergarten Lead Teacher

donnitta williams

Kindergarten Teaching Fellow

Hayley Washington

First Grade Teaching Fellow

Mwanaisha Rhodes

First Grade Teaching Fellow

Theus Duplechain

First Grade Teaching Fellow

Jalisha Sims

Second Grade Teaching Fellow

Temia Thomas

Second Grade Teaching Fellow

Christine Robinson  

Third Grade Math Lead Teacher

Uniquewa Josey  

Fourth Grade Math Lead Teacher

Judy Kay Williams

Floating Lead Teacher

Gloria Sayles

Self-Contained Lead Teacher

Zackery Terell

Resource Aide

Luz Lozada

Spanish Teacher