Meet the Team

James J. Ponce

James J. Ponce, Ed. D


A career urban educator, Dr. James Ponce leads Texans Can Academies’ statewide efforts to propel disenfranchised students toward graduation and economic independence.

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Marian P. Hamlett

Marian P. Hamlett

Chief Financial Officer

Marian P. Hamlett is a Certified Public Accountant who has worked in a variety of industries through her 30 year career including publicly traded companies and various school

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Mia Stroy

Mia Stroy

Chief Human Resources Officer

Bringing more than twenty years of experience in Human Resources, including more than a decade in public schools, Mia has served public, private and non-profit organizations.

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Cynthia Miles

Cynthia Miles

Chief of Staff

Texans Can Academies is near and dear to the heart of Cynthia Miles. Her father, the Reverend Roderick F. Miles, Sr., was instrumental in opening the first Texans Can campus in Fort Worth at Campus Drive Methodist Church.

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Stacy Venson

Stacy Venson

Chief Academic Officer

Joining Texans Can in 2021, Stacy Venson brings twenty-four years’ experience in education, including twelve years in the classroom, both elementary and secondary, and twelve in administration. As a teacher, she

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