Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, M.Ed Psychology/Low Incidence Disabilities. Her experience includes kindergarten and first grade. Joined Rise in 2005.
Texas Women's Universtiy, B.S. in Child Development. Pursuing her M.Ed in Early Education/Special Education. Worked as an intern at The Rise School of Dallas. Joined Rise Houston in 2017.
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, MA Low Incidence Disabilities. Previous experience includes four years as a preschool inclusion teacher in College Station I.S.D. Joined Rise in 2011.
Texas Christian University, M.S. B.S. Early Childhood/Special Education. Experience includes teaching in a Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities as well as Prekindergarten inclusion. Joined Rise in 2015.
University of Victoria, M.S. Educational Psychology, Early Childhood Special Education and Inclusion Focus; University of Alberta, B.S. Elementary Generalist, Special Education Focus. Experience includes teaching in early education programs as well as a teacher consultant for early education. Joined Rise in 2015.
University of Heidelberg, M.S. B.S. Education. Experience includes teaching Montessori as well as teaching preschool children with special needs in the public school setting. Joined Rise in 2011.
Margarita "Maggie" Romero
University of Houston, B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies. Currently pursuing her M.Ed in Early Education/Special Education. Previously worked in Houston I.S.D. with preschool students with special needs. Joined Rise in 2017 as the Supporting Teacher in Prekindergarten.
Texas Southern University, BA Psychology and University of Phoenix, M.Ed Early Childhood/Special Education. Joined Rise in 2005 and classroom teacher since 2008.
University of Houston/Clear Lake, M.S. Early Childhood Education with Young Children with Disabilities Focus. Currently an adjunct instructor at Houston Community College teaching course on children with special needs. Joined Rise in 2012.
Steven F. Austin University, B.S. in Child Development. University of Texas at Dallas, M.S. in Early Childhood Disorders. Experience includes Early Intervention Specialist in Houston. Joined Rise in 2017.
Texas Children’s Hospital
Doctorate of PT at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Post-Professional Certificate in Pediatric Physical Therapy from The University of Texas Medical Branch, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, MPT and BS HealthCare Science; University of Texas at Austin, BA Psychology in 1999. On staff at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) and contracted by Rise from TCH to work with Rise students. Joined TCH in 2003 and Rise team in 2007.
Walden University, Master of Science in Education K-12/Curriculum Instruction & Assessment. Sam Houston State University, B.A. Music Therapy. Board Certified Music Therapist and carries the NMT and Fellow certification from the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy. Veronica is a Licensed Massage Therapist/Certified Infant Massage Instructor and has taught Kindermusik and Music Together. Clinical Training Director of American Music Therapy Association and participates in mentorship programs with NYU and CCISD, HSID. Joined Rise in 2000.
Texas Children’s Hospital
Lousiana State University Health Sciences Center, Masters of Occupational Therapy. She has worked as an occupational therapist for 12 years and worked for Texas Children's Hospital at the outpatient clinic and Down Syndrome Clinic for the past 3 years. Joined Rise in 2017.
Lamar University, MS Early Language Studies and Deaf Education and M.Ed. School Counseling; Baylor University, BS Early Childhood Development and Interdisciplinary Studies. Previous experience as teacher, educational coordinator, and language therapist. Joined Rise in 2010.
Speech and Language Therapist
Texas Children's Hospital
Received her MA and BS from The University of Houston in Communication Disorders. Many years of experience working with preschool children in the areas of speech, language and feeding. Joined TCH and Rise in 2016.