Gabrielle Alvarado Mixon
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: 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.
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 for the last 5 years. Under her direction the program has excelled and has produced 4 of our 6 site directors! Coty will be responsible for training and supporting new site directors and caregivers, and for assisting all of our After 3 campuses as our area leader.
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. 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.
Oak Forest Elementary
Gardenia has been with After 3 since 2012. She looks at every day as a learning experience as she continues to grow with our program. Gardenia loves her job immensely and she truly enjoys going to work each day! Gardenia works with After 3 and goes to school full time at Lone Star College to work on her degree on psychology. She served as a site director for After 3 at St. Augustine for the 2014-15 school year, and now serves in the same role at Oak Forest alongside Lamar Fike. Gardenia is a wonderful person and it shows in all she does.
Tanglewood Middle School
Robbie is a graduate of Lee High School. He is currently the plant operator at Briargrove Elementary, and has been employed with HISD for the last 11 years. Robbie has worked with children since he was a junior in high school. He has been with After 3 as a counselor, lead counselor, and now Site Director for 6 years. Robbie and his wife are the proud parents of 3 beautiful children. Every child that has been in After 3 knows and loves him. Robbie is the rare combination of a responsible adult who still loves to play! We are so pleased to have him at Grady.
Ashford Elementary School
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 and lasted over 6 years. Imman has 9 years of experience working with children from infant to 13 years of age. She is the mother of 2 wonderful boys ages 5 and 11. Imman loves to cook and eat! She has been with After 3 for 3 years and has gained an abundant amount of training and experience from her directors and colleagues. Imman is now a State Certified Director and she is excited to return as the site director at Ashford this year!
Oak Forest Elementary School
Lamar started as a summer camp and after school counselor with the YMCA while working his way through college. He knew from early on that he enjoyed working with children. He moved to Houston in 2000 to work with families and children to raise money to promote healthier lifestyles and activities for all. He also was a volunteer sports coach during this time. In 2009 he returned to the YMCA, but in 2011 joined the After 3 team. He has worked in both our middle and elementary school After 3 programs, and has been in a lead/supervisory role with us since 2011. He has developed strong and positive relationships with the parents, school staff members, and students he has worked with along the way. In 2012 Mr. Fike became Coach Fike when he accepted a position as an assistant PE coach at Oak Forest. He was named as site director of Oak Forest After 3 in 2015 and obtained his State Director Certification. Coach Fike enjoys organizing games and activities that promote physical activity and develop team work and self esteem.
Durham Elementary School
Amanda joined the After 3 team in 2015 as a site director for Durham Elementary. While she was new to After 3 at the time, she was not new to after school programs. She started the after school program at Briargrove Elementary in 2014 and also became a State Certified Director. She has worked with children since she graduated from the High School for Performing and Visual Arts. Amanda has a degree in Music Education and still teaches Cello and Violin. She is the proud mother of a son who attends After 3 and loves it!
Mark White Elementary School
Gordon is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University . He has a Master's Degree in Business from Texas Southern University. After many years in banking, Gordon left to pursue a career in education. Gordon has been an intervention instructor and tutor at Red Elementary for the last 6 years and is Red's Basketball Coach. Gordon is a dedicated and loving husband and is the proud father of two children. He has been employed with After 3 for 4 years and excels in leadership and parent communication. Gordon is a State Certified Director. He truly enjoys working with children and is a great role model for his students. He is looking forward to starting our program at Mark White for the 2016-2017 school year.