Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Robin McDurham

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Dr. Robin McDurham

Dr. Robin McDurham is the Chief Executive Officer for Transformation Waco, which is responsible for the operations of the five Waco ISD Schools in the in-district Charter Partnership. During her 17 years in Waco ISD, Dr. McDurham has served as teacher, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent. She is a former Waco City Council Member and Mayor, and her experience and passion for the community and public education have provided the perfect opportunity for work in the Transformation Zone. 

Executive Director of School Improvement

 Ed Love

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Director Of Operations

Dr. John Jenkins

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Dr. John Jenkins

Dr. John Jenkins is the Director of Programs for Transformation Waco. He has been in public education since 1995 with five Texas school districts and served as a Student Initiatives Director, Comprehensive High School Principal, Alternative and Virtual High School Principal, DAEP Training Principal, Middle School Principal (Waco ISD), Academic Dean, Assistant Principal, Special Education Coordinator, and Teacher.  This John’s fifth year at WISD and he lives by the motto that “work is not work if you love what you do.” A job is that but “teaching is about passion and people.” John and his wife Karen have five children and feel truly blessed to be in Waco and have the opportunity to impact lives

Director of Digital Learning and Innovation

 Sarah Pedrotti

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Sarah Pedrotti

Sarah Pedrotti is in her first year as the Director of Digital Learning and Innovation for Transformation Waco.  She has served in various roles within Waco ISD, including an elementary school teacher, an instructional coach at the middle school level, and an assistant principal and principal at the elementary level. Mrs. Pedrotti received her Masters in Education from Tarleton State University and her Bachelor degree in Education from Baylor University. Her heartfelt desire to provide teachers with support and coaching, build strong relationships within schools, and tap into the passions of adult and student learners.

Research, Data Evaluation, and Assessment Coordinator

 Julie Pyle

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Julie Pyle

Julie Pyle graduated from Howard Payne University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.  Baylor University’s graduate math program is what brought her to Waco.  She taught 4th- 12th grade math for 8 years as a classroom teacher with 3 of those years teaching math for Waco ISD at Bill Logue Juvenile Justice Center.  In the span of 5 years, she taught almost 90 college math and business courses as an adjunct instructor for a trade school.  For over 10 years, she has supported hundreds of students as a personal math tutor coaching them through the various college entrance exams.

She earned her Master’s degree from Howard Payne University in Instructional Leadership in Education.  As a part of her degree, she earned her Principal Certification while working at Lorena High School.  After graduation, she worked for 4 years as an Instructional Data Evaluation Specialist at Indian Spring Middle School.

Before joining Transformation Waco, her most recent position was working at Region 13 as a Data Systems Education Specialist, where she earned her regional certifications for Eduphoria and DMAC.  She worked on the A-F Accountability team and produced the Growth Prediction Tool, which is currently being sold on the Region 13 Product Store. 

 

New Staff for 2019

 Rhiannon Settles

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Rhiannon Settles

Administrative Specialist

 Catelia Vázquez

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Catelia Vázquez

As Transformation Waco’s Administrative Specialist, Catelia brings almost four years of experience as an executive administrative assistant utilizing her sharp organizational skills to keep the systems running smoothly. She began her career in Waco ISD as the Human Resources Staffing Specialist which provided her the opportunity to familiarize herself with the multiple district systems, personnel, hone her ability to balance multiple projects with a high level of confidentiality, and develop processes to expedite tasks. Catelia earned her B.S. in Family and Consumer Science at Baylor University in 2014, and has been able to incorporate her studies in her day-to-day interactions with the community and families of Waco. As a native Wacoan and valedictorian of WISD's A.J. Moore Academy, Catelia is passionate about Waco, its schools, those that call Waco home, and the city's potential. In her spare time, you can find her and her husband, Eduardo, sipping cortados and lattes over a book at Pinewood Roasters or exploring the trails at Cameron Park.