The Team

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Sierra Ware 

Founder & CEO

I currently serve as a 4th grade Math and Science teacher in South Houston. I have served in education for over 5 years, leading on the school improvement team, innovation team and currently the career pathways team as the schools Classroom Culture Specialist. I am an advocate for equity in schools for not only our youth, but also for our Educators. I have a passion for helping other Educators see and reach their full potential all while providing the best education to our youth! 

Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it. Marian Wright Edelman


Marshai Waiters 


I am currently a 7th grade Science teacher with 4.5 years of experience as a teacher of record, as well as a second-year doctoral student at the University of Southern California. As an educator, I am inspired to be creative, nurturing, and most of all, patient with my students. I am deeply committed to teaching and mentoring our youth to prepare them for their future endeavors, all while continuing to develop myself as an educator and mentor to better impact their journeys.


“I am a teacher because I am in love with the process of growth. My personal growth, the growth of my students, and the growth of the world around us.”    -Valencia Clay


Alexandria Turnley 

Chief of Finances

I am an Executive Director for Students to Scholars, a nonprofit organization that aims to help students from under resourced communities attend and succeed in independent middle schools. I have a Masters from the University of Central Florida in both Nonprofit Management and Public Administration. I recently launched Access Granted Consulting, in hopes to help small businesses and nonprofits to leverage their resources to build capacity. Connecting individuals to community resources and making sure that everyone has access to quality education two things that I am truly passionate about. 

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela