Executive Leadership Team

Dr. Selina Chapa
Dr. Selina ChapaDeputy Superintendent
Dr. Selina Chapa was named Deputy Superintendent of the district in August 2018.

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.

As deputy superintendent for the district, Dr. Selina Chapa has districtwide supervisory and administrative responsibilities as assigned by the superintendent of schools.
Dr. Chapa oversees the following departments:

Dr. Todd Davis
Dr. Todd DavisChief Academic Officer
Dr. Todd Davis was named Chief Academic Officer in May of 2019. Dr. Davis has devoted all of his 28 years in education to Aldine ISD and has served in a variety of capacities. As CAO, he will be responsible for providing leadership in planning, developing, maintaining and evaluating all of the district’s curriculum and instruction. With oversight over several departments, he will provide direct supervision of curriculum staff and guide instructional development.

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:

Katherine Roede
Katherine RoedeChief of Schools
Katy Roede was named Chief of Schools in May of 2019. She will provide leadership of school administration and oversight for all School Assistant Superintendents as the Chief of Schools. Roede has 25 years of educational experience including 10 years as a principal in Aldine ISD. She also served as a School Support Officer in Houston ISD where she worked with school leaders to improve academic growth and progress at several schools.
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:

Dr. Tamika Alford–Stephens
Dr. Tamika Alford–StephensChief Financial Officer
Dr. Tamika Alford-Stephens was named Assistant Superintendent of Finance in October of 2016 after serving as the Executive Director of Finance. Dr. Alford-Stephens received her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Dillard University. She received her master’s degree in Education Administration from Prairie View A&M University and her master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas. Dr. Alford-Stephens earned her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Sam Houston State University. She is certified as a Mid-Management Administrator and as a Superintendent. Dr. Alford-Stephens has spent all 16 of her years in education with Aldine ISD and has served as a teacher, director and executive director.

As the Chief Financial Officer, Stephens is responsible for monitoring spending throughout the year and ensuring proper accounting of all district financial resources. She manages several departments:

Dr. Javier Villarreal
Dr. Javier VillarrealChief Human Resource Officer
Dr. Javier Villarreal was announced as the district’s new Chief Human Resources Officer in November 2018. Dr. Villarreal brings 19 years of educational experience to Aldine.

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.

The Chief Human Resource Officer is responsible for the recruitment, hiring, and development of staff across the district. He oversees a range of related areas:

Sheleah D. Reed, APR
Sheleah D. Reed, APRChief Communications Officer
Sheleah Reed, who came on board December 2018, heads the Communications Office where she is responsible for providing leadership, vision, direction and execution of major district communication programs, strategies, events and activities.
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.

Dawn Ayers-Rodriguez
Dawn Ayers-RodriguezChief of Strategic Initiatives and Accountability
Dawn Rodriguez was named Chief of Strategic Initiatives and Accountability in May of 2019. Rodriguez, who has worked in Aldine ISD for nearly 16 years, will be responsible for managing special projects and leading key initiatives, including the development and implementation of the district’s strategic plan. She will continue to oversee accountability, evaluation and state assessments.

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
Dr. Christina GomezSchool Assistant Superintendent - Primary Schools

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.

LaTonia Amerson
LaTonia AmersonSchool Assistant Superintendent - Elementary Schools

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
Dr. Faviola CantuSchool Assistant Superintendent - Elementary Schools
Dr. Faviola Cantu was named School Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools. She brings 15 years of experience in the field of education to her new position with Aldine ISD. She previously served as the Director of Multilingual Programs for Sheldon ISD, where she is responsible for implementing curriculum, and developing and leading district initiatives including a dual language program that begins in Pre-K and extends to seventh grade. In this role, she supported principals to ensure that they are reaching students where they are, while also challenging them. Cantu has also served as an assistant principal and principal.
LaToya Wynne
LaToya WynneSchool Assistant Superintendent - Elementary Schools
LaToya Wynne was named School Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools in June of 2019. She returns to Aldine where she began her educational career as a first-grade ESL teacher at Stephens Elementary School. She brings 16 years of experience to her new position and has served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and as a district leader. She previously held the position of Executive Director of Teaching and Learning with Klein ISD, where she provided focused support to 13 campuses.
Mable Holt
Mable HoltSchool Assistant Superintendent - Middle Schools
Mable Holt was named assistant superintendent for Middle Schools after serving as the Davis Area Superintendent. Her title was changed in the spring of 2015. She was named area superintendent in June of 2014. Ms. Holt received her bachelor’s degree in education and speech in 1977 from Sam Houston State University and her master’s degree in administration from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1984. She is mid-management certified. During her educational career, she has served as a teacher, coach, and assistant principal and principal. Prior to being named an area superintendent, Ms. Holt served as principal of Shotwell Middle School. Ms. Holt has 34 years of experience in the field of education and she has spent 24 of those years with Aldine ISD.
Todd Lindeman
Todd LindemanSchool Assistant Superintendent - High Schools
Todd Lindeman was named School Assistant Superintendent of High Schools in June of 2019. Lindeman brings more than 24 years of experience in the field of education to his new position, and served as principal of Eisenhower High School for two years. During his 24 years in education, Lindeman has served as a teacher, principal, site coordinator, and department chair and as a summer school principal.
Dr. Charlotte J. Davis
Dr. Charlotte J. DavisAssistant Superintendent for Student Support Services

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.

Davis is responsible for developing, executing and evaluating programs and projects that provide direct support to students and their families. Those areas include:

Abel Garza
Abel GarzaAssistant Superintendent for Community and Governmental Relations
Abel Garza, was named assistant superintendent of community and governmental relations in January of 2015 after serving as director of community engagement and partnerships. Garza received his bachelor’s degree in political science in 1994 from the University of Houston. In 2001, he received his master’s degree in public administration from Keller Graduate School of Management. He began his career as a community outreach/government affairs representative at the Metropolitan Transit Authority in 1998. In 2000, he moved to the State Senate Department to assume the role of legislative aide. In 2007, he moved to Devry University as director of community outreach. He transitioned to his current position in August of 2014 as director of community engagement and partnerships with Aldine ISD. Garza has 16 years of experience in the field of community outreach and governmental relations.

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
M. Kaye DeWaltGeneral Counsel

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.