Choice Programming and Operations

  • The Department of Choice Programming and Operations coordinates a variety of services offered to students who achieve at high levels or who have the potential to do so. All Programs and Schools of Choice are managed through this department, as are gifted and talented identification and enrichment opportunities. All of our department’s work is focused on identifying and developing the talents of our students.


    The Department also coordinates the development of new Schools of Choice during their planning and implementation, including Early College High School, Pathways to Technology Early College High Schools, and other College and Career Readiness School Models.





    Lisa Castillo: Executive Director of Innovation - Choice Programming and Operations

    Karen Ponder: Innovation Coordinator

    Amy Penrose Draper: Coordinator of Early College Programs

    Jacqueline Navarrete: Coordinator of Personalized Learning

    Yajaira Gutierrez-Romero: Administrative Assistant Career and Technical Education/Choice and Enrichment

    Pablo Renteria: Administrative Associate Choice Programming



    1050 Bridgewood Drive
    Fort Worth, TX 76112