Faculty and Staff

At the heart of our academic program is our greatest resource: our talented and compassionate faculty and staff who facilitate critical thinking and problem solving skills, which inspire students to love learning. 

When recent IWA graduates return to campus, they frequently note that their academic preparedness surpassed their college classmates, and they enthusiastically attribute this to the qualified, dedicated and passionate faculty and staff.

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Ms. Corrianne Bailey

Ms. Corrianne Bailey

Registrar
B.A. University of California
M.Ed., Grand Canyon University
Staff
Ms. Vivian Bains

Ms. Vivian Bains

Assistant Director of Admissions
B.A., University of Houston Honors College
Admissions
Ms. Noel Bartniski '16

Ms. Noel Bartniski '16

Teacher
B.A. Texas Tech University
History
Sr. Lauren Beck, C.V.I.

Sr. Lauren Beck, C.V.I.

President
B.A., University of St. Thomas
M.R.E., University of St. Thomas
Administration
Ms. Sue Blackmon

Ms. Sue Blackmon

Department Chair, Teacher
B.A., Sam Houston State University
Fine Arts
Ms. Brittany Blain

Ms. Brittany Blain

Teacher
B.A., Smith College
English
Mr. Jorge Bonilla

Mr. Jorge Bonilla

Building Maintenance
Facilities
Mrs. Sonia Breaux

Mrs. Sonia Breaux

Teacher
B.A., Pontifical Xavierian University, Colombia
World Languages
Ms. Cynthia Candelario

Ms. Cynthia Candelario

Receptionist
Staff
Ms. Christina Cao

Ms. Christina Cao

Director of Admissions
B. A., St. Catherine University St. Paul
M. Ed., University of St. Thomas
Admissions
Mr. Stephen Comer

Mr. Stephen Comer

Department Chair, Teacher
B.S., Baylor University
M.Ed., Lamar University
Science
Dr. Tim Daponte

Dr. Tim Daponte

Teacher
Ph.D., University of Houston
MPH, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
MPA, Temple University
B.A., University of Bridgeport
Science
Mrs. Karen Douglass

Mrs. Karen Douglass

Department Chair, Teacher
B.S., Indiana State University
M.A., Michigan State University
Math
Mr. Terrence Figgs

Mr. Terrence Figgs

Staff Accountant
B.B.A., Texas Southern University
Finance
Claire Fletcher

Claire Fletcher

Director of Marketing and Communications
B.S., University of Texas-Austin
Marketing
Ms. Maria Fraguio

Ms. Maria Fraguio

Teacher
M.A. University of St. Thomas at St. Mary’s Seminary
B.S. National Graduate School of Quality Management
Theology
Mrs. Heather Frantz

Mrs. Heather Frantz

Teacher
B.A., Louisiana State University
M.A., Louisiana State University
World Languages
Ms. Ann Marie Girardot

Ms. Ann Marie Girardot

Teacher
B.A., St. Mary's University, San Antonio
Math
Mr. Bryan Gonzalez

Mr. Bryan Gonzalez

Assistant Athletic Director
B.S., University of Houston
M.Ed., Concordia University
Finance, Athletics
Ms. Amie Gray

Ms. Amie Gray

School Counselor
B.S., Texas State University
M.Ed., Lamar University
Counseling
Ms. Stephanie Gredell

Ms. Stephanie Gredell

Teacher
B.A., Trinity University
M.A., Trinity University
English
Ms. Antoinette Hernandez

Ms. Antoinette Hernandez

Director of Young Leaders Program, Teacher
B.A., Texas A&M University
Math, Leadership
Ms. Morghan Hudson

Ms. Morghan Hudson

Administrative Assistant
B.S. Xavier University of Louisiana
Administration
Ms. Kathleen Kelly

Ms. Kathleen Kelly

Department Chair, Teacher
B.A., University of St. Thomas
M.L.A., Houston Baptist University
English
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We are a Top Workplace!

IWA has been recognized as a 2018 Top Workplaces by The Houston Chronicle. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC.

“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “It’s an achievement that organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”

President of IWA Sister Lauren Beck, C.V.I. added, "It is my belief that people make deliberate choices when seeking out the best workplaces to use their gifts and skills.  It is great to see that our employees recognize us as a welcoming, caring  and employee supportive environment.  It is also an honor to be recognized throughout the city."