Meet the Leadership Team
Pam Ryan Mejia
CEO & Founder
Core Values: Courage & Connection
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction
B.S. Elementary Education
K-12 Principal Licensure
It's my favorite book of all time. It reminds me of the many people that have unexpectedly come into my life and added to the richness of the journey.
Occasionally, I get lost binge-watching episodes of British period series on Netflix and beyond.
I love the mental and physical benefits of a good cold plunge!
Zaidy Reyes Perkins
Executive Director of Partnerships & Multilingual Learning
Core Values: Inner Peace & Family
M.Ed. Education & Instructional Leadership
B.A. Liberal Arts
Former Bilingual Coordinator
Listening to great music or good books brings me inner peace, is medicine for my soul, and keeps me from talking to myself as a result of being the mother of 4 teens.
If I had a vision board, it would include: tiny vintage cars and tiny houses.
On the weekends, you might find me in the kitchen, preparing food while singing along to all kinds of music.
Dr. Jimmi Thomas
Director of School Partnerships
Core Values: Spirituality & Balance
Ed.D Curriculum Development & Systemic Change
M.S. Mental Health Counseling
I love retail therapy! Shopping is one of my favorite ways to relax and spend time with my family.
Growing up in Florida means the beach is my “happy” place. Every time I'm there it helps me to relax and find peace.
I love to travel! I have visited Spain, Bermuda, England, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. When I am not working, I am often traveling to watch my 3 daughters play soccer.
Director of Professional Learning
Core Values: Curiosity & Authenticity
M.A. International Human Rights
B.S. Speech Pathology & Audiology
Secondary Principal Licensure
A lover of fiction and non-fiction for as long as I can remember, Harry Potter was the series that really sparked my avid reading habits. Accio books!
The travel bug bit me during college, and I never looked back. Some of my favorite places I've visited are Ireland, Cuba, Poland, Uganda, and the Czech Republic. I've been to 25 US states--halfway there!
I trained as a classical ballet dancer (tap, jazz & contemporary, too!) for over 15 years, even taking classes in college and joining a semi-professional performance company in my late twenties.
Spanish Programming Specialist
Core Values: Acceptance & Generosity
Senior Psychology Student at Universidad Intercontinental, Mexico
I am currently a psychology student at Universidad Intercontinental in Mexico City, with a passion for guiding in natural and archeological sites.
I would love to raise chickens and have a butterfly sanctuary.
Looking to reconnect with my roots, I love spending time and learning from ancestral cultures.
Director of School Partnerships
Core Values: Connection & Belonging
B.A. Social Work
A University of Kansas Alum, during March Madness I may be known to play hooky from work and parenting
I am ALWAYS searching for the best pizza. Maybe it's because it's also a favorite meal for my 4 active boys?!
If I don’t get a run or walk in during the day… watch out! It's my favorite way to decompress and practice self-care.