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Cody Yocom

Cody Yocom 

Current Position:  Secondary Director, Uplift Heights Preparatory 

Previous Position: Co-School Leader, KIPP Renaissance and Ryan Fellow, Accelerate Institute 

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Government, University of Texas at Austin; Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, Roosevelt University

Favorite Quote: "The heights of great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Contact: cyocom@uplifteducation.org
 
 
 
Kristin Algier

Kristin Algier

Current Position:  Primary Director, Uplift Heights Preparatory 

Previous Position: Assistant Principal, School at St. George Place, Houston ISD

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Oklahoma; Masters in Business Administration from Rice University

Favorite Quote: "Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace." -Confucius
Contact: kalgier@uplifteducation.org

 
Myrtha Dubois

Myrtha Dubois

Current Position:  Operations Director, Uplift Heights Preparatory 

Previous Position: Financial Aid Manager, Kaplan University

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, Kaplan University

Favorite Quote: "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at time of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Contact: mdubois@uplifteducation.org

Daniel Polk

Daniel Polk

Current Position:  MS Dean of Students, Uplift Heights Preparatory 

Previous Position: Founding Teacher, Uplift Heights Preparatory 

Education: Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism, Pepperdine University 

Favorite Quote: "Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it's thinking of yourself less." C.S. Lewis
Contact: dpolk@uplifteducation.org
 
 
 
Kaitlin Meyer

Kaitlin Meyer

Current Position:  MYP Dean, Uplift Heights Preparatory 

Previous Position: 6th and 7th grade science teacher, 7th grade level chair, Uplift Infinity Preparatory

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Human Rights, Southern Methodist University

Favorite Quote: "Before kids will care about what you teach, they must first know you care about them." 
Contact: kmeyer@uplifteducation.org

 
 
Nicole Lyons

Nicole Lyons 

Current Position:  Dean of College Prep, Uplift Heights Preparatory 

Previous Position: Inspire Counselor, Uplift Summit International Preparatory

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish, Southern Methodist University; Master of Education, University of North Texas 

Favorite Quote: “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; teach me and I’ll understand.”

Contact: nlyons@uplifteducation.org



Sarah Chambers

Sarah Chambers 

Current Position:  PYP Dean of Instruction, Uplift Heights Preparatory 

Previous Position: 4th grade lead teachers, Houston ISD 

Education: Bachelor of Science in Education and Interdisciplinary Studies, Baylor University; Master of Educational Administration, The University of Houston  

Favorite Quote: “You never know what is possible, or where your life will lead, if you are willing to take a change. Leap and the net will appear." Jack Dickerson 

Contact: schambers@uplifteducation.org