Mission

TriPoint Academy provides opportunities for students to understand how the world around them is interconnected, as well as how they have an impact on the world they live in by providing a rigorous interdisciplinary academic focus integrating science, technology, and natural world exploration through critical thinking (rigorous academics), change (service learning), and connections (self-realization).


Vision

At Tri Point Academy we firmly believe that all children can reach their full potential if provided with a comprehensive educational program that supports all of their needs. We believe that the needs of students go beyond the classroom, which requires a strong connection among the student, the school, and the community. We believe that by working in partnership with the community to provide comprehensive programs, the school can become the HUB of the community, working to provide services that benefit the needs of the students and families it serves. The school has a responsibility to provide a strong academic foundation for students, but we believe the school can provide so much more, which ensures a student has the support to be able to focus on excelling in their academics. 


Values

Critical Thinking 

Change 

Connections 

Our Team

Dr. Megan Correia -  Founder / Director of Schools

Megan was a high performing teacher in Rhode Island and San Antonio. With both high achievement and student growth, she has a deep understanding of what quality curriculum and instruction look like. Alongside high quality instruction, Megan has implemented social-emotional learning and project-based learning into her educational philosophy as methods to ensure the needs of the “whole child” are met, while providing students with 21st century skills that help students understand their ability to make change in the world around them. Megan established herself as a teacher leader, through coaching and mentoring, as well as curriculum development for the district. Educational experiences in a variety of contexts have strengthened her belief that all students deserve a quality education rooted in strong curriculum and instruction.


After being named Lamar Teacher of the Year in 2019, she received her doctoral degree at Walden University, completing her EdD in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. Since joining the School Innovation Collaborative, she has designed and implemented numerous academic programs including a comprehensive literacy program aligned to the science of teaching, schoolwide intervention systems, blended learning structures,  an afterschool program, and an additional school year days program. She has also successfully launched the Teacher Incentive Allotment in two different districts.

As a parent of three children, Megan understands that every child has unique needs. Each child deserves their needs to be met and their strengths to be celebrated. In addition to her education experiences, Megan holds a Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies, as well as an Associates in accounting.

Douglas Dawson - Executive Director

Doug is a experienced systems-level leader driven by his background as an educator. He is a thought leader in launching district partnerships and designing innovative network models. Over the last two years, Doug has supported districts across the state to launch over 20 new partnership networks that have increased access to great schools for thousands of Texas students and families.


Doug’s journey in education began as a Teach for America Corp member in Dallas, TX where he served as a middle school teacher in a Title I school.  Upon completing his corp experience, Doug completed his MBA at Rice University as part of the university’s education entrepreneurship program (REEP).  He also served as a teacher and administrator with YES Prep Public schools, leading the launch of Fifth Ward High School.


Prior to launching the School Innovation Collaborative,  Doug served as the Assistant Director for the Texas Education Agency’s Division of System Support & Innovation where he designed and launched multiple state-wide education reform initiatives aiming to empower school leaders and educators.

Victoria Martinez - Founding Learning Facilitator

Victoria Martinez educates tomorrow's future.  She graduated with a masters degree in Education from Texas State University and a bachelors in psychology from Texas A&M International University. She has worked with Aric Bostick, one of the nation’s top motivational speakers and success trainers, author of the book "Fired Up! Success". She was trained in Steven Covey's 7 Habits in 2009 and has created a classroom environment in which the habits are a common language. Her personal struggles in school and life have brought her to a path of enlightenment. She has taken the scars placed on her and turned them into a driving force for change. She has made it her mission in life to motivate educators to leave marks, not scars, on students. Marks that remind them that anything is possible as long as they put first things first and believe they can reach their goals.

George Avery, previous parent of one of her students, best described Victoria as "a standout in the school community by traversing beyond expectations in her classroom teachings." She has impacted the entire school campus and community by setting the example and raising the bar of what it means to be an Educator.  Victoria Martinez is unequivocally a “Firework”. Her work has recently extended beyond the classroom by forming lifelong relationships with experts in various fields in order to connect students with real-world experiences so that they can turn around and give back. She is ready to revolutionize education so that students can learn in a natural way that meets all of their needs and close gaps and help them understand 21st century soft and hard skills in order to become productive citizens of society equipped with goals and ambitions.


Melissa Rodriguez - Founding Learning Facilitator


I was born and raised in Laredo, Texas.  During my college years, I moved to  San Marcos, Texas where I earned a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas State.  Years later, I returned to earn my Masters degree from Purdue University in Education Leadership.

I have been an educator for the last twenty-four years.  I have had the pleasure of serving in many roles over my journey. Some of the opportunities that I have had a chance to engage in were facilitating learning for Pre-K - 6th grade students. I have also served as a mentor, instructional coach, and district specialist.   

During my down time, I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband Gerardo Rodriguez , my three daughters and grandchildren are extremely supportive. I enjoy spending time working on arts and crafts  and traveling  with my family. 



Kevin Pendleton - Creative Coordinator

Kevin is an Artist born in Laredo, Tx and raised in Benavides, Tx. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art at Texas A&M University - Kingsville and is currently a graduate student in the Educational Leadership program at TAMUK. 

Prior to his role at Tri Point, Kevin has had a multitude of experience in different industries ranging from sales, design, trades and education; and much of his professional experience has had significant overlaps. He spent seven years as a Teacher's Assistant to internationally acclaimed artists Fulden and Charles Wissinger where he began developing his interdisciplinary approach to the arts and teaching. He moved on from TAMUK to Benavides ISD where he taught in service of 1st-12th grade students for two years, weaving student interests with the arts, research, and social/emotional development. 

Kevin strongly believes in the arts and project-based learning as a foundation for targeted growth in academic areas. His program development at BISD was predicated on isolating key overlaps in state standards and student learning outcomes across disciplines as an intentional approach to guide students towards mastering content. 

Vanessa Puente De Leon -  Learning Facilitator

I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. During my college years, I went to the University of the Incarnate Word where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. While working with at-risk youth at RYMA and working closely with Boerne Independent School District, I decided to go back to school to become a teacher. While working on my post-baccalaureate in Education, I also received my Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of the Texas at San Antonio. 


As an educator, I will be going on my 17th year of teaching. Teaching was my second profession and didn't start right away into it, but I have always been told since the beginning I was a natural at teaching students. I have had the pleasure of working in grades Pre-K to 5th grade in various capacities. I have served as a mentor, curriculum writer, instructional specialist, and instructional coach.


During my time outside of the classroom, I enjoy doing things with my husband and two kids. We enjoy movies, music, trips, and just relaxing by the pool. Things that I like to do by myself are reading books and going to concerts to see some of my favorite musicians in action!


I strongly believe the foundations in the early years are necessary for a successful future in education and I can't wait to work back in the classrooms with students!