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The Uplift Williams Leadership Team 

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Edgar Rodriguez

Current Position: High School Director, Uplift Williams Preparatory
Previous Position: Assistant Principal, Jesse H. Jones STEM Academy
Education: Bachelor of Science in Technology Management, Texas A&M University; Master of Education Leadership, University of Texas at Tyler
 
Favorite Quote: “Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.” Brigham Young
 
Contact: erodriguez@uplifteducation.org

 

 
Denise DelaRosa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Denise De La Rosa 

Current Position: Middle School Director, Lead Director, Uplift Williams Preparatory
Previous Position: Resident Principal, The Brooklyn Latin School
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, University of Notre Dame; Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, Teachers College – Columbia University
 
Favorite Quote:  “Let him that would move the world first move himself.” - Socrates
 
Contact: ddelarosa@uplifteducation.org
 


Wendy DeSpain   
 
 
  


Wendy DeSpain

Current Position: Primary Director, Uplift Williams Preparatory 
Education: Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Reading from Stephen F. Austin State University; Masters of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from UNT, and a Principal’s Certificate from UNT.
Previous Position: NCLB Coordinator, Plano ISD; Principal, Plano ISD

Favorite Quote: “It’s not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause. Who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst at least failed while daring greatly so that his pace shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt

Contact: wdespain@uplifteducation.org

 

Monique Robinson
 
 
 

 
Monique Robinson

Current Position: Operations Director, Uplift Williams Preparatory
Previous Position: Education Pioneers Graduate Fellow, George W. Bush Presidential Center
Education: Bachelor's degree: Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science, Michigan State University; Master of Business Administration in Non-profit Management, University of Dallas
 
Favorite Quote:  “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where you go…” – Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Contact: mrobinson@uplifteducation.org