Desiree was born and raised in San Diego, CA and graduated from California Baptist University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has worked and volunteered at various organizations. After graduation, she worked as an RBT with children on the autism spectrum in a clinic and home setting. Additionally, Desiree worked in a school setting with transitional aged youth, where she provided 1 on 1 services. She loves helping others in various capacities and hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in Counseling and Art Therapy in the near future. Desiree and her husband enjoy being outdoors and exploring new places. Desiree also likes to paint, read, and play various sports.
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 joined the CAC team in 2021, she considers it a blessing and is excited to grow in her career.
Melanie was born and raised in Panama City Florida, but has spent most of her adult life moving around from state to state and country to country. After living and working abroad in Bangladesh, China, and India, she and her husband moved to the Dallas area for the second time in January 2022. She began her career in education in 2006 as a classroom teacher and has worked in a variety of educational settings including the inclusive classroom, special education support, English as an additional language support, and instructional coaching. Her educational background is also varied. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, a Master’s degree in Reading and Literacy, and certifications in Special Education and Math . She joined Cornerstone Achievement Center in January 2023 and is excited to be a part of this community.
Jerrica Price is originally from Central Louisiana and is a graduate of the Grambling State University where she studied Leisure Studies with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. In August of 2020 she moved to the Dallas area to further her career in the ABA/Special Education field. Jerrica has worked in this field for seven years within STEM programs, homes, community, and clinical settings. Jerrica’s professional career has included field work supporting adults in a correctional center and working in early and behavioral interventions with children from ages 2-12 years olds. She’s also supported many community groups by volunteering with Relay for Life and groups working with the unhoused. She joined the Cornerstone team in October of 2022. She loves helping individuals achieve their goals and those in need of accomplishing them. Jerrica also has a daughter named Kennadi who’s very special and dear to her.