Network & School Leadership

Network Leadership Team

Paul Morrissey

Founder & CEO

Paul Morrissey is the network’s CEO and leads the Executive Team. He founded Compass Rose in 2017 with one grade level on one campus, 90 students, and a staff of ten. Over five years, he has grown the organization to serve nearly 3,000 students in grades K-12 on six campuses across Central Texas, with a staff of over 300 game-changing educators. Prior to founding Compass Rose, Paul completed the Building Excellent Schools Fellowship, worked in a turnaround district in Massachusetts, and managed expansion efforts for a charter network in Arizona.


Paul was a 2021 San Antonio Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree for his work at Compass Rose and across the San Antonio community. He earned a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s in Literature from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Ryane Burke

Chief Schools Officer

Pamela Awbrey

Chief Engagement Officer

Larry Ray Reed

Chief Financial Officer

Alba Urcullu

Chief of Staff (School Team)

Lisa Ewell

VP of HR

Erik Hita

VP of IT

Nicole Winsett

VP of Schools

Angie Williams

VP of Operations

Hada Flores

VP of Academics

Mera dougherty

VP of Schools (Austin)

Melissa Sanchez

VP of Student Support Services

Andrea Byrd

VP of Performance and Accountability

Schools Leadership TeaM



Principal, Legacy Elementary

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tina devalk

Principal, Legacy Middle School

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Principal, Legacy High School

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Paula Salas

Principal, Ingenuity Elementary

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Principal, Ingenuity Secondary

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Principal, Journey Elementary

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Principal, Journey Secondary

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Founding Principal, Dream

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Annette Deleon

Principal, Destiny Elementary

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Stephanie Parga

Principal, Destiny Secondary

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Julie Mock

Principal, Harvest Elementary

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Principal, Harvest Secondary

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Christina Cardenas

Founding Principal, Impact

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