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.

Monica Baiza Garcia  Associate Director


My passion for working with students can be traced back to my pre-professional days. Whether as a volunteer for summer youth camps or a mentor for younger students, I’ve been on a student centered path from the start. I come to the Alamo Academies with nearly 20 years of experience working with personnel, students, and families at both the college level and with area school districts. I also have 15 years of teaching experience at both the community college and university level. I received my Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from UTSA along with my Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Outside of the office, I enjoy outdoor activities, reading and watching baseball games! Any given weekend you will find my husband and I supporting our twins various interests. You may find us at the baseball field, an orchestra recital, riding bikes, swimming, or relaxing at home!

I join the Alamo Academies team with great enthusiasm and look forward to also working with area high schools and colleges within the Alamo College District.

Anna Villarreal Industry Liaison


Anna Villarreal joined the Alamo Academies in October 2019 as the Industry Liaison. Mrs. Villarreal holds 15 years of experience working with students and their families in achieving their post-secondary education goals; Mrs. Villarreal brings with her a vast knowledge of higher education. She believes in the transitional power that gaining workforce and industry credentials can provide students. She describes herself as a life-long learner, an individual who has a true passion and dedication to helping others in achieving their academic and career goals. She attributes her own personal success to the opportunities that being the first in her family to attend college has afforded her.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish with a minor in Ethnic Studies at Wichita State University and her Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in management at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas.


Terry Young Coordinator (AA, ATMA, & DTA @ SPC)


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.


Danielle Ramos Coordinator (HPA & ITSA @ SAC)


Danielle Ramos joined the Alamo Academies in July 2018 as the Workforce Development Support Specialist coming from St. Philips College, Nursing Education Department. In January 2020, Danielle was promoted to the position of Coordinator, overseeing SAC Academy students and recruiting at the High Schools. 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.