Tracy Odom

Current Position: High School Director, Uplift Summit Preparatory
Education: Bachelor of Science in English and Speech Communication, Wayne State University

Favorite Quote:  “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”  -Fredrick Douglass


Aleia Mims

Aleia Mims

Current Position: Middle School Director, Uplift Summit Preparatory
Education: Barnard College, Columbia University- BA in Sociology;  Teachers College, Columbia University- MA in Education Policy and Social Analysis

Favorite Quote:  “I exist as I am, that is enough” by Walt Whitman


Amanda Dudley

Current Position: Primary School Director, Uplift Summit Preparatory
Education: Texas A&M University, Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education;  In progress: Southern Methodist University, Masters in Urban Education Leadership

Favorite Quote: “The supreme art of the teacher is to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”  Albert Einstein

Alan Tolleson

Alan Tolleson

Current Position: Operations Director, Uplift Summit International Preparatory

Previous Position: AP Art Teacher, Uplift Summit International Preparatory

Education: Master’s: Education (University of North Texas - Dallas) - In progress
Bachelor's:  Studio Art (University of Texas at Arlington)

Favorite Quote: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela