Better Together Cubed

Meet the Leadership Team

Pam Ryan Mejia

Pam Ryan Mejia

CEO & Founder 
Core Values: Courage & Connection

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction
B.S. Elementary Education
K-12 Principal Licensure

Kate DiCamillo - The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

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.

watching episodes of British period series on Netflix and beyond

Occasionally, I get lost binge-watching episodes of British period series on Netflix and beyond.

Mental and physical benefits of a good cold plunge

I love the mental and physical benefits of a good cold plunge!

Zaidy Reyes Perkins

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

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.

Tiny vintage cars

If I had a vision board, it would include: tiny vintage cars and tiny houses.

Preparing food while singing along to all kinds of music

On the weekends, you might find me in the kitchen, preparing food while singing along to all kinds of music.

Jimmi Thomas

Dr. Jimmi Thomas

Director of School Partnerships
Core Values: Spirituality & Balance

Ed.D Curriculum Development & Systemic Change
M.S. Mental Health Counseling
B.S. Sociology

Shopping is one of my favorite ways to relax

I love retail therapy! Shopping is one of my favorite ways to relax and spend time with my family.

Growing up in Florida

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 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.

Courtney Donohoe

Courtney Donohoe

Director of Professional Learning
Core Values: Curiosity & Authenticity

M.A. International Human Rights
B.S. Speech Pathology & Audiology
Secondary Principal Licensure

Harry Potter book

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!

Passport cover

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!

Classical ballet dancer

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.

Cedric Monroy

Cedric Monroy

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.

Katie Busch

Katie Busch

Director of School Partnerships
Core Values: Connection & Belonging

M.A. Education
B.A. Social Work

University of Kansas Alum

A University of Kansas Alum, during March Madness I may be known to play hooky from work and parenting

The best pizza

I am ALWAYS searching for the best pizza. Maybe it's because it's also a favorite meal for my 4 active boys?!

Get a run or walk

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.

The Journey to bettertogether3: Our Collective Experience

Collective Years Teaching
States Taught In
Languages Spoken
Advanced Degrees
Professional Certifications
Administrator’s Licenses
Countries Visited
Fur Babies

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