MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

GABRIELLE ALVARADO  &  CHRISTINE LaBITA
AFT3R OWNERS

Gabi is a former elementary school administrator and classroom teacher with Houston ISD. She 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.  

Gabi is certified with the State of Texas as a Principal, Early Childhood and Elementary Generalist and English Generalist. She is a licensed Program Director with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. She loves working with children in any setting and establishing lasting relationships with her students and their families. Aft3r 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 S.T.E.A.M. curriculum at our school sites. She is very creative and loves to see her plans come to life in the hands of a child.

 

COTY WRIGHT
AFT3R ENRICHMENT COORDINATOR
OFFICE MANAGER

Coty joined Aft3r in 2011 when we were just an idea! She started as a caregiver and quickly became a site director. Coty is a Certified Program Director with the State of Texas. In 2017 we placed Coty on our Aft3r administrative team.

Coty has worked with children for over 18 years and loves what she does. Coty's enjoyment of her job, and true passion and love of working with children, shines through in all she does.

Coty is responsible for the coordination of A3 Enrichment Providers and many administrative office duties, including account collections.

She loves to see the expression on the face of a child as they discover something new. Coty also gets great joy from watching students perform a new skill without assistance for the first time.

Coty is well-loved by parents, staff and students alike.

She is the mother of two amazing boys. Both are sports fanatics and her oldest plays college football at PVU!

IMMAN EKWERE

 

COMPLIANCE and PROGRAM DIRECTOR
RECRUITING and HIRING COORDINATOR

Imman joined Aft3r in 2012 as a caregiver and quickly worked her way up to a site director position. She is a State Certified Program Director.

Imman's strong leadership and communication skills led to her becoming a part of our Aft3r Administrative Team in 2018.

As our Compliance Director, she has the tough job of making sure everyone adheres to the rules set forth by the state and Aft3r, but there is no one better for the job. Imman is a great coach and instructor and is well respected and liked by our staff, parents and students.

Imman actively recruits, hires, trains and assists our site directors and caregivers. Imman is very driven and self-motivated: she can do anything she sets her mind to. She loves being a part of the Aft3r A-Team!

Imman is the mother of two wonderful boys and she loves to cook (and eat).

WE like it when she cooks for us!

KATELEY LaBITA

CURRICULUM SPECIALIST

MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Kateley is a graduate of Katy ISD and joined Aft3r as a caregiver in 2018. Her leadership and organizational skills, media savvy, creativity in arts, and out of the box thinking led to her becoming part of the Aft3r administrative team in 2019.

Kateley has worked with children most of her teen and adult life. Before coming to Aft3r, she served as the Program Director for Children’s Learning Adventure.

She has developed a S.T.E.A.M. based curriculum specifically for the Aft3r program.

Through Kateley’s curriculum, all sites have grade level specific, hands-on, 30-45 minute FUN projects that combine science, technology, engineering, art, and math into individual and group-based products. She is a creative wiz with an eye for detail.

Kateley is a fantastic member of our team!