Senior Associates

Amy Anderson, Ed.D.
Amy has 24 years of experience in education having served most recently as chief academic officer for secondary schools in Rockwall ISD. She specializes in leadership development, school culture and climate, academy planning and implementation, and fast-growth planning and redistricting.
Susan Borg, Ed.D.
Susan has more than 35 years of experience in education having served most recently as associate superintendent in Klein ISD. She specializes in group facilitation, leadership development, and technology integration.
Paul Dabbs, Ph.D.
Paul has more than 17 years of experience in public education. Paul previously held management positions in the technology sector over a 25-year career in the areas of strategic planning, economic analysis, and network analysis. He served most recently as the Director for Research and Campus Data Support in Plano ISD.
Julie Diaz
Julie has more than 30 years of experience in public education. She has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal at all levels and a supervisor of college interns at the University of Houston. Before retirement, she served as the principal at Travis High School in Richmond, Texas.
Chris Field
Chris is a proud product of the public school system with four young children currently in school (or soon to be) as well. A non-profit leader and innovator since the age of 19, his passion is empowering educators to challenge complacency and daily choose to disrupt for good so that every student can reach their full potential. Chris's focus is on the You Are Not Alone project.
Lisa Garcia, Ed.D.
Lisa has more than 30 years of experience in public education. She has served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and Regional Service Center administrator focusing on leadership development and school improvement. In 2019 she retired after serving seven years as Superintendent of Point Isabel ISD.
Sonja Harrison
Sonja has more than 30 years of experience in education having served most recently as the Senior Director of Administrative Services in McKinney ISD. Her areas of specialty include conflict resolution, mediation, restorative practices, student discipline, campus improvement planning and leadership.
Ken Helvey, Ed.D.
Ken has more than 30 years of experience in education having served most recently as superintendent in Allen ISD. He specializes in group facilitation, assessment and accountability, boundary realignment, bond planning, and strategic planning.
Toni Riester-Wood, Ph.D.
Toni has more than 28 years of experience in education. She has served as a teacher, school pshychologist, principal, and central office administrator including associate and interim superintendent across small and rural to large, urban-suburban districts in the San Antonio geographic area.
Sheri Sides
Sheri has more than 30 years of experience in education. She has served as a teacher, counselor, central office administrator and superintendent. Most recently she served as assistant superintendent of human resources and deputy superintendent in Allen ISD.