Staff Leadership Team

The Chief of Staff supports the Superintendent and oversees policy management, external relations and the C.A.S.E. for Kids division.

Lisa Thompson Caruthers
Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment

Lisa Thompson Caruthers is the director of the Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment at HCDE. She holds a bachelor's degree in fine arts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a master's degree in social work from Washington University and a doctorate from University of Houston's Graduate School of Social Work. Before joining HCDE in 2001, she worked as an organization development coordinator at the Houston Arts Alliance. Her professional affiliations included the American Leadership Forum and the Texas Partnership for Out-of-School Time.