Alamo Academies Staff


Katherine Sanchez-Rocha Executive Director


Katherine joined Alamo Academies early 2015 to encourage young adults to reach their potential through education and workforce. She knows in her heart that she is an “adopted native” of San Antonio. Having moved here with her family at a young age, she has established deep roots in our great city. She works extensively in connecting high school students with local employers to create a workforce pipeline. Through this work she has the opportunity to work with amazing people in the healthcare, manufacturing, IT and political arenas. Katherine is a frequent volunteer and strong advocate for family, education, and the military. She is currently involved with groups such as the Latina Leadership Institute, Bexar County Family Justice Center, NEISD School Health Advisory Council, and San Antonio Manufacturers Association.


Troy Kettell Associate Director


Troy Kettell was hired August 10, 2009, and holds the position of Associate Director. Before coming to this position, he served 21 years in the Air Force, retiring as a Master Sergeant from Sheppard Air Force Base as Superintendent, Training Evaluation. He held many diverse positions during his career ranging from Non-Commission Officer in Charge of Clinical Dietetics, Health Promotions and Instructor Supervisor, Diet Therapy Apprentice Course. He is a graduate from the Community College of the Air Force and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University.


Terry Young Coordinator


Terry Young joined Alamo Academies on October 21, 2013. He oversees students at both the SW St. Phillips Campus in San Antonio and the Central Texas Technology Center in New Braunfels, Texas. Before coming to this position, he served 26 years in the Air Force, retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant from the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy as a Professional Military Education Instructor. He held a number of positions throughout his career ranging from Superintendent of Dental Evaluation and Consultation Services to Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Dental Laboratories. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and earned Master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Capella University.


Doresa Wondercheck Coordinator


Doresa Wondercheck joined the Alamo Academies team in September 2017 as a Coordinator. She maintains the student database and files, visits High Schools as a recruiter, and oversees the SAC Alamo Academy students. Moving from the small town of Grand Island, Nebraska, to the big city of San Antonio, Texas, in 2016; Ms. Wondercheck was introduced to the world of manufacturing through her Administrative Specialist work at the San Antonio Manufacturers Association (SAMA). As a partner of the Academies, she was able to learn about and help promote them while working at SAMA. Doresa has a diverse background to include positions such as Administrative Assistant, Personal Banker, Bank Service Manager, Teller Supervisor, Apprentice Electrician, Independent Scrapbooking Consultant and Clothing Retail Store Manager. Ms. Wondercheck studied Business Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Sioux Falls College, South Dakota.


Coty Orona CTTC Coordinator


Cleotilde “Coty” Orona joined Alamo Academies on December 3, 2018. She is dedicated to empowering students at the Central Texas Technology Center in New Braunfels, Texas. Before coming into this position, she holds over 20 years’ experience work in Human Resources for Manufacturing, Retail Grocery and Call Center. Her experience is diversified in areas such as Training, Mediation, Career Development, Conflict Resolution, and Safety & Quality for Manufacturing. Coty is a charter member for Kappa Delta Chi at Texas A&M University as well as Hill Country Human Resources Management Association for the Tri-County areas of the Hill Country. She was raised in the Rio Grande Valley, is a graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station, lives in the Seguin area and continues her involvement in the New Braunfels and Seguin communities.


Danielle Ramos Support Specialist


Danielle Ramos joined the Alamo Academies in July 2018 as the Workforce Development Support Specialist; she comes from St. Philips College, Nursing Education Department. Mrs. Ramos has a passion for helping students throughout their college studies. Her previous experience ranges from several school districts such as SAISD and Jubilee Academy where she had the pleasure of working with students as well as maintaining School Grant Budgets. Danielle Ramos is a product of the Alamo Colleges, attending St. Philips College and transferring to Wayland Baptist where she received her Bachelors of Science with a major in Psychology and a minor in Business.