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Angela Hodges
Phone: (972) 291-1581
Ext. 4711

Angele Hodges, Director

Angele Hodges has more than 22 years of education experience. Prior to joining CHISD, she held principalships at Glencrest 6th Grade school and Morningside Middle School in Fort Worth. At Morningside she created transformational gains. When she took the position the Texas Education Agency rated the campus Improvement Required. Her efforts moved the campus to Met Standard, the state’s highest rating at that time. 
As a transformational leader, Hodges has always had her visions set on what impacts children and families beyond the walls of the school. With the initiative to leverage resources, garner support and empower children and families within the community in which her campus resided, she completed the Harlem Children’s Zone Practitioner’s Institute in Harlem, New York. Additionally, she was selected to study at Harvard University for a summer leadership conference.
Hodges is married and the proud mother of two. She enjoys traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Phone: (972) 291-1581
Ext. 8131

Mrs. Marquita Rollins-White, Site Coordinator

Marquita Rollins-White has more than 10 years of education experience. Prior to joining CHISD, she was a math instructional specialist and a middle school math teacher with Fort Worth ISD. While with FWISD, she worked with a great team to move their "improvement required" status to "met standard".

In previous years, Rollins-White also enjoyed being a volleyball coach and mentor. This afforded her the opportunity to help young ladies be healthy and strong physically on the court, and emotionally/mentally strong off the court.

Rollins-White is married with 4 children. As a family they enjoy traveling and exploring new places. 

Mrs. Rollins-White is the GEAR UP coordinator for Cedar Hill High School and Collegiate High School. 

Byron Mason
Phone: (972) 293-4505
Ext. 8384

Mr. Byron Mason, Site Coordinator

Byron Mason has been an educator for over 30 years. His roles have continued to evolve over the years from his beginning as a part-time custodian as a college student. After graduation, he was an elementary physical education teacher, was promoted to an assistant principal for both elementary and high school campuses, and campus principal for a K-6 school. All these experiences have helped bring him to this point. He believes it to be an honor to help all scholars in Cedar Hill achieve post-secondary success through his current role with GEAR UP.
Mr. Mason has been married for 28 years and has three daughters. Two are graduates of Cedar Hill Collegiate High School, and the youngest attends Cedar Hill Collegiate High School as a junior in the class of 2025 respectively. Outside of work, he is Co-owner of BKM2 Outdoor Solutions LLC, enjoys riding his motorcycle, DIY home projects and traveling with his family.
He is the coordinator for Collegiate High School, CHHS and Early College Academy at CHHS.
lisa hannah
Phone: 972-291-1581
Ext. 4066

Dr. Lisa Johnson-Hannah, Family and Financial Advocate

Prior to joining the CHISD GEAR UP team, Dr. Hannah taught the General Employability Skills course at Bessie Coleman Middle School. Prior to joining the Coleman Family in 2017, Dr. Hannah spent 14 years teaching and administering paralegal and criminal justice programs for post-secondary academic institutions. During this same period, Dr. Hannah also taught Advanced Placement Microeconomics and Government classes for high school seniors at a private school. Before embarking on her teaching career, Dr. Hannah practiced law in Michigan, serving as Associate General Counsel for the MGM Grand Detroit Casino and acting as Litigation Associate for a private law firm.
A native of Detroit, Dr. Hannah graduated from Michigan State University Detroit College of Law with her Juris Doctor, Cum Laude degree in 1997. Dr.  Hannah is also an alum of Eastern Michigan University, having earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics (with a minor in Marketing) in May, 1994.


Mr. Louis Salazar, College Retention Specialist – Educational Grants and Information (EGI) Firm

Louis Salazar works directly with the GEAR UP program staff and the Cohort Senior and Junior students of Cedar Hill ISD to ensure students are on track of graduating high school and successfully pursuing post-secondary education, workforce, vocational training and/or military. He works with programs focused on building students' college and career skills (e.g. College Career and Military Readiness, Texas Achieve, TSI, ACT, SAT, etc.) to prepare students beyond high school. Additionally, acts as the liaison between students, their parents, the GEAR UP staff, high school counselors, educators and administrators while also in charge of managing and maintaining the EGI web-based database.