Staff Development


Christine Leal

Staff Development/Career Resource Associate




s a member of the Staff Development Team, Christine provides support as well as overall customer service to all agency staff with regards to staff  development, career counseling and planning/facilitating of annual In-Service and Pre-Service Staff Development Conferences.  She also supports administratively other key organizational events such as Parent Policy Council, Community Vendor Fair and training activities to local and out of town seminars and major conferences.

Christine has assisted Center Operations Executive Leaders in the identifying and planning of critical training area needs for HS Center Operations and Management Training.   

Other major projects and assignments include the implementation of the agency new CDA Credentialing Program and monitoring of Teacher Credentials and Pre-K CLASS Observation certifications.  

She has also played a role in assisting the department in streamlining processes, updating/creating protocols, procedures and policies that impact the operational efficiency of the department.

As a member of the team, she has conducted general department budget analysis and cost benefit analysis that assist in the decision process for implementing new procedures, teacher credential program, etc.  As a former DISD Teacher and Instructional Coach, she understands the importance of teacher credentialing and Early Childhood preparation.  She is certified in Early Childhood and Bilingual Education.   

Christine has been with the agency since January 2015 and was formerly a Quality Assurance/T & TA Coordinator for 5 years in the 1990ís.  Serving as a former Parent Policy Council Board Member, is how she became aware and was given an employment opportunity with the agency initially in the HR Department shortly after promoted to the Quality Assurance/T & TA Department. She currently holds a Masterís in Strategic Leadership with a Project Management emphasis from Amberton University and a Bachelors of Science in Economics with Finance emphasis from Southern Methodist University.

Jacqueline Wilson

Staff Development/Career Resource Associate



ackie joined HSGD in October 2016.  Her professional background includes extensive work in college and university settings where she built and developed career services departments and directed all activities relating to the services and resources provided by that department.  She is also a certified professional development trainer, success-strategist, and empowerment speaker.  Her credentials and experience have afforded her opportunities to speak at conferences, community events, and business functions.  The roles she has filled have required her to conduct many professional development workshops and training sessions, as well as provide consulting services.

As a Staff Development/Career Resources Associate, she is responsible for planning, scheduling, and coordinating training activities and events, handling training and conference attendance requests, monitoring the training budget, documenting all employee training activities, and new employee orientation.  Her responsibilities also include managing the employee tuition assistance and CDA certification program. She has a Bachelorís degree in Public Relations with a minor in Marketing and has completed all of the coursework for her Masterís degree in communications.

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