Executive Leadership Team
Dr. Chapa previously served as Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. She has 32 years of experience in the field of education and has spent 22 of those years with Aldine ISD.
Dr. Chapa began her educational career as third-grade teacher in United ISD. During her 10 years with UISD, she also served as a fourth-grade teacher and as an assistant principal before moving to the Houston area in 1996 when she joined Aldine ISD as an assistant principal at Dunn Elementary School. From 2003-07 she served as principal of Sammons Elementary School and in 2007 was named a Director of Human Resources. In 2014, Dr. Chapa was named Executive Director of Human Resources and in April of 2015 she was named Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.
Dr. Chapa earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Texas A&I University and her master’s degree in Administration from Texas A&M International University. Dr. Chapa earned her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Houston.
Dr. Chapa oversees the following departments:
Office of Teaching and Learning
As the Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Davis is responsible for showcasing leadership in planning, developing, maintaining the development of all of the district’s curriculum and instruction. He has oversight of these areas:
Office of School Leadership
Katy Roede serves as the Chief of Schools and provides leadership over school administration. She also manages student support services. The following areas and their leaders report to her:
Office of Finance
Prior to coming to Aldine, Dr. Villarreal served Fort Bend ISD as the Assistant Superintendent of School Leadership. Dr. Villarreal has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston, as principal of Edison Middle School and DeZavala Elementary School in Houston ISD, and as an assistant principal at Ortiz Middle School in HISD. He began his educational career as a first-, second- and fourth-grade teacher at Franklin Elementary School and Wilson Elementary School. Dr. Villarreal earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Houston, his master’s degree education from the University of St. Thomas and his doctorate of education from the University of Houston.
Office of Communications
For more than 15 years, Reed’s work focused on branding, crisis communications and marketing. Reed has had stints at The Princeton Review, Texas Southern University, Prairie View A&M University, Spring ISD and Houston ISD. Prior to joining AISD, Reed was the strategic engagement and outreach officer in Business Operations at Houston ISD. Reed oversaw the communications efforts of the Business Services unit, which included four departments — Nutrition Services, Transportation, Facilities and Bond.
Reed holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Prairie View A&M University and master’s degree in journalism and public relations from Texas Christian University. Reed also is an Accredited Public Relations practitioner.
The native Houstonian is active in professional and civic organizations including the Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) where she serves on the Nominating Committee. Reed, a public education advocate, is a Leadership ISD Harris County Fellow (Class 2018).
Reed is responsible for developing, leading, and executing a comprehensive and strategic communications plan that showcases Aldine ISD’s educational programs and initiatives. That responsibility includes oversight of media relations, internal and external communications, branding and special events.
Office of Strategic Initiatives and Accountability
Rodriguez is the Chief of Strategic Initiatives and Accountability and is responsible for providing leadership and management of special projects. She also leads key district initiatives including, strategic planning, state assessments, and accountability. Rodriguez manages the departments of:
Dr. Christina Gomez was named assistant superintendent for Primary Schools in June 2018. Prior to being named an assistant superintendent, she served as Director of Strategic Planning and School Improvement. Dr. Gomez received her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Houston-University Park (1986), her Master of Education in Administration from Sam Houston State University (1995) and her Educational Doctorate in Professional Leadership, from the University of Houston (2014). During her career, she has served as a bilingual teacher, a program director, assistant principal, and principal. Dr. Gomez has 32 years in the field of education with 27 of those years in Aldine ISD.
deSantiago EC/PK/K School
Garcia-Leza EC/PK/K School
Griggs EC/PK/K School
Hinojosa EC/PK/K School
Jones EC/PK/K School
Keeble EC/PK/K School
Kujawa EC/PK/K School
Magrill EC/PK/K School
Stovall EC/PK/K School
Vardeman EC/PK/K School
Vines EC/PK/K School
LaTonia Amerson was named School Assistant of Elementary Schools in June of 2019. Amerson has more than 15 years of experience in the field of education and has devoted all 15 of those years to Aldine ISD. She began her career in 2004 as a sixth-grade language arts teacher at Parker Intermediate School and has also served as an assistant principal and principal. She has served as the principal of Eisenhower Ninth Grade School for five years and has also worked at Conley Elementary School and Eisenhower High School.
Dr. Faviola Cantu provides focused support and oversight to elementary campus principles on Team 2:
Orange Grove Elementary
Aldine Education Center
Aldine Ninth Grade School
Aldine High School
Avalos P-TECH School
Blanson CTE High School
Carver High School
Davis Ninth Grade School
Davis High School
Eisenhower Ninth Grade School
Eisenhower High School
Hall Education Center
MacArthur Ninth Grade School
MacArthur High School
Nimitz Ninth Grade School
Nimitz High School
Victory Early College High School
Dr. Charlotte Davis was named Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services in May of 2019. She has worked in the district for 25 years in a variety of positions. In her new role, she will provide administrative leadership for the attendance department, guidance and counseling, health services and safe and secure schools.
As the primary point of contact for elected officials and community leaders, Garza monitors policy issues and community initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels that could impact public education and Aldine ISD. Additionally, he oversees community and governmental relations and the district’s relationship with the Aldine Education Foundation.
M. Kaye DeWalt was named assistant superintendent and general counsel in April 2013 after serving as special counsel at the law firm of Littler Mendelson. She received her bachelor’s of science degree cum laude from Texas Southern University in 1980 and her Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law in 1984. She began her legal career in 1984 as an assistant university counsel at Howard University. In 1986, she became a trial attorney for the Houston District Office of the EEOC. In 1987, she became an assistant district attorney for Harris County. In 1992, she was appointed assistant school attorney and soon after became general counsel for the Houston Independent School District. In 2004, she went into private practice, and worked at the law firms of Epstein, Becker, Green, Wickliff & Hall and Adams and Reese before becoming special counsel at Littler Mendelson in 2008. Mrs. DeWalt has 29 years of experience in the field of law.
As the district’s in-house legal advisor, DeWalt advises the superintendent, designated staff, and the board of trustees on legal issues and personnel matters. Additionally, she coordinates all legal services required by the district including managing tax collection.