Become a U2L Liaison!

U2L Liaison volunteers serve as the heart of the United to Learn model. As the primary relationship manager between United to Learn and a Dallas ISD elementary campus partner, these volunteers develop strong relationships with campus leadership. Through their close and consistent communication with campus representatives, they come to appreciate the acute needs of their campus, facilitate meaningful partnerships with businesses and community members, leverage the resources secured by United to Learn network, and advocate for their campus to the larger community.

Partner with a U2L School to support teachers, impact campus culture, and help students reach their academic goals!

For questions about becoming a U2L Liaison, email

Liaisons in action

From monthly meetings with principals to leading campus improvement projects, United to Learn liaisons are trusted thought partners and enthusiastic supporters for their schools.

Click on the video below to watch the WFAA story on the importance of liaisons.

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Liaisons 2023-2024

Kristin Algier

Jesus Moroles Expressive Arts Vanguard

Tyler Battaglia

Julian T. Saldivar

Flauren Bender

Harry C. Withers

Carla Bolden

Marcus Leadership Academy

John Broady

Eladio R. Martinez Learning Center

Lauren Brzeski

Eddie Bernice Johnson STEM Academy

Angela Buchen

Jill Stone

Emily Bywaters

Maple Lawn

Rachel Chewakin

Stevens Park

Loren Colman

Mt. Auburn

Cheri Copley

Ben Milam

Renza Diaz

Stephen C. Foster, George W. Truett

Patricia DiFrancesco

Wilmer Hutchins

Wendelin Donahue

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Arts Academy

Mary Beth Duffy

Tom C. Gooch

Wendy Faems

Nathan Adams

Vanessa Fuquay

John Neely Bryan, L.L. Hotchkiss

Shannon Gilliland

Charles Rice Learning Center

Lene Godat

Lee A. McShan Jr.

Carol Pierce Goglia

F.P. Caillet

Marcela Gonzales

Arturo Salazar

Maya Gray

Mary McLeod Bethune

Belinda Green

Frederick Douglass

Jennifer Green

Arthur Kramer

Shaleia Gruber

Frederick Douglass

Margaret Hirsch

Harry C. Withers

Lisa Hurst

David G. Burnet

Kaileigh Johnson

John J. Pershing

Katie Johnson

George H.W. Bush

Norita Jones

Nancy J. Cochran

Amee Joshi

Tom C. Gooch

Ashlee Kleinert

John J. Pershing

Leticia Little

Esperanza “Hope” Medrano

Mary Louise Ludt

Obadiah Knight, Jill Stone

Joyce Mace

J.P. Starks Math, Science, and Technology Vanguard

Anne Mann

Elisha M. Pease

Renda Mathew

Cesar Chavez

Elizabeth McHugh

Dan D. Rogers

Chris McSwain

Gabe P. Allen

Jessica Monsivais

Jose “Joe” May

Leigh Morales

Joseph J. Rhoads Early Childhood Center

Winifred Mundinger

Jerry R. Junkins

Lori Neblett

Ben Milam

Namratha Niranjan

H.S. Thompson

Kelley Parel

Jose “Joe” May

Susana Perez

Mary McLeod Bethune

Courtney Phelps

F.P. Caillet

Alexia Piquet

Rufus C. Burleson

Linda Pong

Preston Hollow

Kaitlin Prieur


Ariss Rider

N.W. Harllee Early Childhood

D’Ann Riemer

Cedar Crest, Everette L. DeGolyer

Michael Riemer

J.N. Ervin

Marisol Rodriguez

Ignacio Zaragoza

Loren Rutledge

William B. Miller

Emanuel Salinas

Jack Lowe/Sam Tasby

Emily Sanford

Paul L. Dunbar

Amber Shields

Cesar Chavez Learning Center

Reyna Sotelo

Celestino Mauricio Soto Jr.

Jenny Staubach

K.B. Polk

Lisa Stewart

Charles Rice Learning Center

Jody Swartzwelder

Leonides G. Cigarroa

Meg Temple

Oran M. Roberts

Kim Thomas

Anne Frank

Dawne Tribolet

Walnut Hill

Mary Beth Weatherford

F.P. Caillet

Allyson Weaver

Arcadia Park

Laura Whitley

C.F. Carr

Debbie Wiggans

Preston Hollow

Abigail Williams

David G. Burnet

Emily Wilson

Chapel Hill

Angela Winterle

Jerry R. Junkins

About Serena Simmons Connelly U2L Liaisons

Our U2L liaisons program, a 1:1 partnership with individual schools, is named to honor one of our founding liaisons, Serena Simmons Connelly. Her visionary insight, thoughtful counsel and courageous investment has been instrumental in making United to Learn what it is today. As a member of our Strategic Planning Committee, Advisory Council, a U2L Liaison, and a trusted friend, Serena lent her vision of a united, thriving community sustained through effective school-community partnership.

United to Learn has been honored by the investment of the Simmons Family. Equally enduring to U2L’s success was the steadfast, proximate guidance of Serena Simmons Connelly. It was Serena who exhibited a deep commitment to get to know a school and its unique needs. She was instrumental in providing meaningful classroom resources, enhancing learning environments, planting butterfly gardens, and remaining an empathic, purposeful, servant leader until her death in 2020. United to Learn elevates the legacy of her enduring impact with the naming of this program.

Serena was my dear and trusted friend, a most thoughtful advisor. I cannot imagine anything more inspiring, more fitting, than holding up Serena’s example of compassionate advocacy across our organization, most especially as we seek to understand the greatest needs among our U2L schools.

–Abigail Williams, Founder & CEO, United to Learn