Karen Salerno

Karen Salerno

Current Position: Associate Managing Director/Campus Director, Uplift Pinnacle Preparatory

Previous Position: Director of Instruction, Lighthouse Academies 

Education: Bachelor's: Plan II Honors, University of Texas; Master's: Educational Administration and Policy, University of Michigan

Favorite Quote: "We have an obligation to make a simple, but powerful commitment to our children. We must promise them that the opportunity to pursue their dreams will be constrained only by the limits of their imagination, and never by their zip code. And I believe deeply, with every fiber of my being, that, as a nation, we can fulfill this obligation. I believe this because I have found that the achievement gap is ultimately vulnerable to the greatness inherent in all children and to the power of talented, hard-working adults of vision." -Jason Kamras

Chelsea Harned

Chelsea Harned

Current Position: PYP Dean, Uplift Pinnacle Preparatory
Previous Position: Interventionist Specialist, Uplift Pinnacle Preparatory

Education: Bachelor of Arts in History, Texas A&M University; Master of Arts in Teaching, American University

Favorite Quote: "I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

Stephen Parmer

Stephen Parmer 

Current Position: Operations Manager, Uplift Pinnacle Preparatory
Previous Position: Architecture and Construction Instructor, Dallas ISD

Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Southern Mississippi; Master of Science in Education Administration, Lamar University 

Favorite Quote: "The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why."-Mark Twain