Originally raised in north Texas, Dana spent much of her early career abroad. After attaining her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Elementary Education, she served for four years in India developing educational/therapy programs for children with disabilities. Dana also led local teacher-training seminars to promote awareness, acceptance, and effective strategies in special education. She loves designing creative individualized instruction and is relentlessly committed to her students. Her faith guides her work. Dana is married and has twin girls. She loves traveling with her husband, serving at church, playing piano, and visiting with family & friends.
Erika Hernandez was born and raised in Dallas, TX and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas - where she attained a bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Throughout her educational career, Erika has worked and volunteered at various institutions, such as, child and senior care centers, the Parkinson’s Voice Project, and the Callier Center for Communications Disorders. She plans to further her education by pursuing a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology because it is her belief that everyone deserves a voice. Having recently joined the CAC team, she considers it a blessing and is excited to grow in her career. Erika loves trying new foods, traveling, and is a proud dog mom to her sweet pup, Miah.
Anna B Watson was raised in Sugar Land, Texas and is a graduate of Texas State University where she studied Recreational Therapy. There she met her lovely husband, Tyson Watson, and they were married in January 2020. Directly after college she worked as a resident trainer for the Marbridge Foundation-a community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, in South Austin.
Anna is passionate about encouraging and training individuals with IDD to reach their maximum independence level. Anna is a certified Interactive Metronome provider. Anna and Tyson moved to Dallas in the summer of 2020 so he could attend Dallas Theological Seminary.
Anna likes cats, trying new restaurants and spending time with family and God’s Word.
As a young graduate of Texas A&M University in 2008, I wasn't quite sure what this thing called life would hold, I just knew wherever life took me Christ needed to be the Captain of the ship. I began working in the field of special education with College Station Independent School District as a paraprofessional in a classroom with young children with autism. It was that position that led me down a long and fulfilling career in education. During my professional career, I’ve welded various job titles, including paraprofessional, Speech Pathologist Assistant, Registered Behavior Technician, and teacher. I’m currently pursuing a Masters degree in Special Education at Arizona State University with hopes of one day becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, where I will be able use my gifts to assist economically disadvantaged families.