Staff & Contact Information
Dr. Frances Watson-Hester
Senior Director of Teaching and Learning Center
Paula Avery, Administrative Assistance to the Senior Director and Financial Assistant
Andrea Segraves, Director of Special Projects
Andrea Segraves is the director for the Teaching and Learning Center at HCDE. Before joining HCDE, Segraves served more than 10 years as a campus administrator for Clear Creek ISD. Prior to administration, she was a teacher in both Galveston ISD and Clear Creek ISD. Segraves earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Oklahoma and her master’s degree in educational supervision and administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Errica Dotson-Hopper, Manager of The Learning Center
Gil Gaona, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Special Projects and the Manager of The Learning Center
Lisa Felske, Curriculum Director of Science
Lisa Felske is the curriculum director for science at the Teaching and Learning Center at HCDE. She holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Rice University and master's degree in teaching, also from Rice University. Before joining HCDE in 2006, Felske was the science department chair at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston ISD. Her achievements include being awarded a Leadership in Education award from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997 and being named Houston ISD's Outstanding Young Educator in 1996-1997.
Colina Poullard, Curriculum Director of STEAM
Dr. Colina Poullard is the Curriculum Director for Digital Education and Innovation for the Teaching and Learning Center at HCDE. She has a combined 20 years of Education and Media Experience. Dr. Poullard has earned multiple Texas Education Certifications including; Principal, English, Journalism and Trade & Industry. Dr. Poullard holds a B.A. in Journalism from Southern University, a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Concordia University, and an Ed. D. in Educational Leadership from Lamar University.
Nicole Shanahan, Curriculum Director Math
Nicole Shanahan is the curriculum director for mathematics at the Teaching and Learning Center at HCDE. Shanahan is responsible for creating customized workshops that focus on building conceptual understanding and making content accessible to all learners. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Christian University and a master’s degree in mathematics education from University of Houston. Before joining HCDE, Shanahan was a mathematics teacher in Houston ISD, where she was named “Secondary Teacher of the Year” and served as vice president of Texas Association of Supervisors for Mathematics.
Liliana Maldonado, Administrative Assistant to Curriculum Director (Science, Math, and STEAM)
Kelly Tumy, Curriculum Director, English Language Arts
Kelly E. Tumy is the curriculum director for English language arts and social studies for the Teaching and Learning Center at HCDE. She holds a bachelor's degree in education from Texas Tech University and a master's degree in humanities from The University of Houston-Clear Lake. Before joining HCDE in 2015, Tumy served Crosby ISD, Humble ISD and Galena Park ISD. Her achievements include co-authoring the Laying the Foundation® Series and being an AP reader and national consultant for The College Board. Tumy currently serves as president-elect for The Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts.
Dr. Brenda Arteaga, Curriculum Director, Special Populations
Brenda Arteaga is the curriculum director for special populations at HCDE. Arteaga is a 25-year veteran educator who most recently served as superintendent of schools and assistant superintendent for academics and operations at Southwest Schools in Houston. She holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Houston Central with specialties in interdisciplinary studies and an emphasis in reading and Spanish. She also holds certifications in bilingual/ESL and self-contained classrooms. She gained her master’s degree from St. Thomas University and a doctorate in professional learning from University of Houston.
Rosa Murillo, Administrative Assistant to Curriculum Director, English Language Arts/Social Studies and Special Populations