MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
GABRIELLE ALVARADO & CHRISTINE LABITA
Gabi is a former elementary school administrator and classroom teacher with Houston ISD. She has worked in an elementary school setting for 15 years. She holds a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and two Master's Degrees of Education: A M.Ed in Administration and Supervision and M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction. She is certified with the State of Texas as a Principal, Early Childhood and Elementary Generalist, Reading and Language Arts Specialist, Generic Special Education Teacher, and English as a Second Language Teacher. She is a licensed Program Director with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Gabi loves working with children in the school setting and establishing lasting relationships with her students and their families. After 3 is an extension of the value she places on quality educational support programs.
Chris is a former elementary school classroom teacher in Houston ISD. She has opened two elementary schools and is familiar with all aspects of project planning and program development as a result. Her teaching experience includes Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 2nd grades. Chris is certified with the State of Texas as an Early Childhood Educator, Elementary Generalist, and English as a Second Language Teacher. Chris enjoys the development of new programs and overseeing the monthly thematic activities at the school sites. She is very creative and loves to see her plans come to life in the hands of a child.
AFTER 3 ENRICHMENT DIRECTOR
EZ COMED PROGRAM MANAGER
ACCOUNTS AND COLLECTIONS
Coty is a Certified State Director and has worked with children in child care and after school care settings for over 17 years. Coty is the mother of two wonderful boys. Coty's enjoyment of her job, and true passion and love of working with children, shines through in all she does. Her favorite things about working with children are seeing the expression on the face of a child that has just discovered something new and watching them perform a new skill without assistance for the first time. Coty is well-loved by parents, staff, and students alike. She is an After 3 Veteran and has been with us since we were just an idea! Coty's program at St. George has been our flagship that served as the model for our future schools Under her direction the program excelled and produced 4 of our current site directors! Coty is always willing to help in any way she can. She is a true asset. Coty is responsible for training and supporting new site directors and caregivers, and for assisting all of our After 3 campuses as our area leader.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Gretchen is a graduate of the University of Houston, Victoria with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. Gretchen worked for Katy ISD in special education for 13 years, and most recently as an investigator for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing. While in college, she worked as a caregiver with After 3, and is now our Compliance Director. She has the tough job of making sure everyone adheres to the rules set forth by the state and After 3, but there is no one better for the job. She is a great coach and instructor. Gretchen has been married for 25 years, has two sons, a daughter, and three beautiful grandchildren. We are so pleased to have someone with her knowledge and experience with us at After 3
AFTER 3 ASP PROGRAM DIRECTOR
RECRUITING AND HIRING COORDINATOR
EZ CHILD TRACK PROGRAM MANAGER
Imman joined HISD in 2009 as a part-time employee as a way to follow her son through elementary school. Part-time soon blossomed into a full-time supervisory position that lasted over 6 years. Imman now has 10 years of experience working with children from infant to 13 years of age. She has been with After 3 for 6 years and has gained an abundant amount of training and experience from her directors and colleagues. Imman is now a State Certified Director and under her direction, she will support, train, and assist our site directors and caregivers. She is very driven and self-motivated. Imman can do anything she puts her mind to. She loves her role as an area leader and mentor for our After 3 campuses. She is the mother of 2 wonderful boys ages 9 and 14. Imman loves to cook and eat. We like it when she cooks for us!
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Kateley is a graduate of Katy ISD. She has worked with children most of her teen and adult life. Most recently she served as the Program Director for Children’s Learning Adventure. Kateley came to us as a caregiver, but rapidly showed strengths in areas of leadership, creativity in arts, and curriculum development. She has written an entire summer and fall S.T.E.A.M. based curriculum specifically for the After 3 program and is hard at work on the activities for spring. Through Kateley’s curriculum, all sites have grade level, hands-on, 30-45 minute FUN projects that combine science, technology, engineering, art, and math into individual and group-based products. She is a fantastic organizer with an eye for detail. Kateley has been a very beneficial addition to our team!