Meet the ROSES Team

  • Dr. Kenneth Davis, Executive Director

    Dr. Davis began his 29 years in education as a mathematics specialist at Chambers Elementary School in Alief ISD. He started his career in HISD in July 2010 as principal of Dowling Middle School (now Lawson Middle School) before becoming an SSO/assistant superintendent...

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  • Derrick Emanuel, Director of Equity & Outreach

    Mr. Emanuel earned a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Greensboro College and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University-Portland...

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  • Jhanne Hooker, Senior Manager

    holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas A&M University and a Master of Public Administration from Texas Southern University...

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  • Priscilla Chavera, Academics Program Manager

    Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Concordia...

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  • Claribel Guzman, Academics Program Manager

    a Native Houstonian and alumn from The University of Houston-Downtown with a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Sciences and Disorders from the University of Houston...

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  • Demetres Boyd-Thompson, Academics Program Manager

    A product of HISD schools and a proud graduate of Sam Houston State and the University of Phoenix. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix...

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  • Kenberlee Lawson, Academics Program Manager

    Kenberlee Lawson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Louisiana State University Shreveport in Shreveport, LA where she originates, and an MBA in Marketing and Advertising from the University of St. Mary in Kansas...

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  • Jasmine Docal, Academics Program Manager

    Jasmine Docal graduated from Northwestern University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Education and Social Policy and a certificate in Leadership...

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