Executive Leadership Team

 

Jesus AmezcuaJesus J. Amezcua is the assistant superintendent for Business Services at HCDE. Amezcua holds a bachelor's degree in business and accounting from Tarkio College, a master's degree in business administration, accountancy and logistics from Texas A&M International and a doctorate in education administration from Texas A&M University. Before joining HCDE in 2009, he worked as chief financial officer at Laredo Independent School District. Amezcua's achievements include earning multiple certificates of achievement for financial reporting and excellent budget document awards.
Danielle BartzDanielle Bartz is the chief of staff for HCDE. She holds a bachelor's degree in government and Spanish and a master's degree in public affairs from the University of Texas. Prior to joining HCDE, Bartz served as the director of the City of Houston Boards and Commissions. She is a former Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, a TEDx speaker and she volunteers with the Texas Bluebonnet Girls State program, a government and citizenship camp for teenage girls.
Kimberly McLeodKimberly McLeod is the assistant superintendent for Education and Enrichment. McLeod holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Houston. She received three degrees from Texas Southern University: a master's degree in guidance and counseling, a master’s degree in educational administration and a doctorate in counselor education. Before joining HCDE in 2015, McLeod was executive director of academic instruction and dean of Texas Southern University’s Northwest Campus.
Jonathan Parker is the assistant superintendent for Academic Support Services at HCDE. Parker earned his bachelor's in science degree from of Prairie View A&M University and a master's in educational administration from the University of North Texas. Before joining HCDE in 2015, he was principal of Dallas Independent School District's Benjamin Franklin Middle School. His achievements include “Principal of the Year,” an award given by the Northwest Council of Parent Teacher Associations.
Natasha TruittNatasha Truitt is the executive director of Human Resources at HCDE. Truitt holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree in business administration from Texas Southern University. Before joining HCDE in 1995, she worked at Charity Hospital. Truitt's achievements and accomplishments include SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resource Management - certified professional) and PHR (professional in human resources) certifications.