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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Mr. James Adams

Teacher
B.A., Hofstra University
M.Ed., University of Houston
Social Studies

Sr. Lauren Beck, C.V.I.

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

Ms. Holly Beretto

Director of Marketing and Communications
B.A., Franklin Pierce University
M.A., St. Louis University
Marketing

Mr. Jorge Bonilla

Building Maintenance
Facilities

Dr. Natalya Boureiko

Teacher
B.A., Moscow Linguistic University
M.A., Moscow Linguistic University
Ph.D., University of Arkansas
World Languages

Mrs. Sonia Breaux

Teacher
B.A., Pontifical Xavierian University, Colombia
World Languages

Mrs. Erika Caldera

Teacher
B.A., Stephen F. Austin University
World Languages

Ms. Cynthia Candelario

Receptionist
Staff

Mr. Stephen Comer

Teacher
B.S., Baylor University
M.Ed., Lamar University
Science

Mr. Austin Cruz

Teacher
B.A., University of St. Thomas
Master of Theological Studies, University of Notre Dame
Theology

Ms. Lorien Cuneo

Teacher
B.A., University of St. Thomas
M.A., Grand Canyon University
English

Mrs. Karen Douglass

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

Mrs. Erika Eberhart

Counselor
B.S., University of Houston
M.Ed., University of St. Thomas
Counseling

Mr. Stephen Edworthy

Director of Finance
B.S., North Greenville University
M.B.A., North Greenville University
Finance

Dr. Michael Farner

Teacher
B.S., California State University Fresno
Ph.D., Rice University
Science

Mr. Terrence Figgs

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

Ms. Cristina Flores '10

Advancement Associate
B.A., Texas A&M University
Advancement

Ms. Francesca Garcia

Teacher
B.A., St. Mary's University San Antonio
Master in Theology, University of Notre Dame
Theology

Ms. D'Arby Garza

Teacher
B.A., Purdue University
Science

Mrs. Sarah Gibbons

Teacher
B.A., University of St. Thomas
M.A., University of St. Thomas
English

Mr. Bryan Gonzalez

Assistant Athletic Director
B.S., University of Houston
M.Ed., Concordia University
Athletics

Mrs. Eleanor Hernandez

Teacher
Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, University of Houston–Victoria
Technology

Ms. Perla Herrera

Director of Advancement
B.A., University of Texas, San Antonio
Advancement

Ms. Stefanie Howard

Academic Dean, Teacher
B.A., Michigan State University
M.A., Michigan State University
Administration, Social Studies
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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."