Coming in 2022!
Learn4Life is excited to bring our program to Texas. We will be opening in Austin in 2022. Check back often, as we will be regularly updating this page with more information when available. We can’t wait to help you Change your Story!
Learn4Life’s board members all have strong ties in Austin and nearby communities. Their backgrounds are diverse and bring a vast array of education leadership, business acumen and passion for improving schools for all students, regardless of background. We have a former foster child, a charter school graduate, a onetime Department of Education presidential appointee and high achievers in business, management, operations, human resources, school administration, journalism and real estate. Learn4Life values the strengths and insights this board brings to ensuring our success in Texas.
Kenya Jackson has 20+ years leadership in urban and traditional public and charter schools. Her career has focused on advocating for students from underrepresented backgrounds. She is currently the academic director at Uplift Infinity Middle School in South Irving, one of 37 high-performing, tuition-free, public charter schools in underserved areas. B.A. in English from Dillard University, UNCF Mellon Fellow and scholarship to Rhodes University in South Africa. M.S. in secondary education and teaching from Pace University.
Virginia Lopez is a Society for Human Resources Management-certified professional (SHRM-CP) and has an extensive background in operations, administration, customer service and facilities management in a wide range of industries. She was with IDEA charter school for four years as head of operations and facility management, handling day-to-day operations, student recruitment and P&L responsibility. B.A. in Spanish and international relations from Texas A&M University.
Isabel Shelton Sapriel was appointed by the Obama administration to work with the secretary of education’s chief of staff for four years, helping initiatives to provide universal access to high-quality education. She headed people analytics and talent insights for Whole Foods Markets, and currently serves as director of Product Management at Visier. In her hometown of Austin, she advocates for local education reform by supporting high performing charter schools that serve low-income students and by engaging the business community to support student outcomes. Sapriel holds a B.A. in international studies from the University of Arizona and MBA from University of Texas McCombs School of Business.
Wayne Knox is a higher education administer with a keen interest in ensuring the K-12 pipeline is robust and diverse. He has served on the board of a K-8 charter school and currently serves on boards for community development, education and workforce development. His strength is in operations management, strategic planning, fiscal management and board affairs. B.S. in business administration and finance, Central State University in Ohio, and MPA in international public management from DePaul University.