Administration

Our administrators work tirelessly to ensure our students, faculty, and staff have the resources they need to succeed. We are proud to play a part in influencing the next generation of leaders, thinkers, workers, and caregivers; and we welcome your questions and comments. Please feel free to contact any member of our administrative team. We look forward to speaking with you!

Our Team

Dr. Jerry Lager
Superintendent
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About Dr. Jerry Lager

Dr. Lager has been involved in education for nearly 15 years, serving as teacher, assistant principal, and superintendent. He has a passion for high-needs students and has worked with this respective population for the majority of his tenure. Dr. Lager earned his bachelor's and master's degrees, completed the superintendent's program and has recently successfully defended his dissertation and will graduate with a PhD in December of 2019, all at Texas State University. He served in the United States Army prior to moving to Texas and is an avid sports fan. He enjoys spending his free time with his lovely wife, Brittany and his son Ezra.
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Chris Allison
Director of Operations & HR
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About Chris Allison

SFC Christopher Allison, US Army (Ret), has over 20 years of decorated military service as a military police officer. During his years of service, he managed 175-man organizations on humanitarian missions, peacekeeping missions, and wartime operations. He received the distinction as the top Army recruiter in Central Texas for 2001 and received recognition as the best trainer in several organizations. Under his leadership, over 40 first-line subordinates earned awards and recommendations in competitions and performance of duties. Mr. Allison's love for helping and molding individuals transferred to his new-found career as an educator. He served as a teacher's aide, teacher, coach, truancy officer, and assistant principal prior to joining Ki Charter. Chris currently holds a master's degree from Wayland Baptist-San Antonio in business management with a concentration in human resources. He and his wife married 29 years ago and have three children.
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Paul Camden
Principal
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About Paul Camden

After serving six years in the U.S. Army, Paul Camden worked as an engineering and repair technician with Schlumberger, AT&T, and Simco Electronics. After 14 years in the industry, Mr. Camden returned to school to pursue his passion for teaching. He earned a master's degree in literature and a principal certification through the Educational Leadership Program at Texas State University. Since 2005, he has taught at SMTC, as well as writing at Texas State University and ELA at both the high school and junior high levels. In his classroom, Mr. Camden saw tremendous success with struggling learners, especially those with severe behavior challenges. His experience with this population of students and with the San Marcos Treatment Center campus where he served as a mental health associate, instructional aide, and as a teacher makes his contribution to the administration at Ki Charter invaluable.
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Adrienne Durham
Associate Principal (Students A–K)
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About Adrienne Durham

Ms. Durham graduated from Texas State University with a degree in psychology in 2005. Upon graduation, she worked at the San Marcos Treatment Center for two years as a unit manager. She then taught English and special education at San Marcos High School for eight years before transitioning to Ki Charter Academy. Ms. Durham earned her graduate degree in educational leadership with a principal certification at Texas State University.
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Javier Garcia
Associate Principal (Students L–Z)
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About Javier Garcia

Mr. Garcia has been an educator within the charter school system for over ten years. He desires to provide students with the most equitable and quality education possible. He earned a bachelor's in history from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, then completed his education certificate through the post-baccalaureate program at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas. He completed his master's in leadership and policy through Concordia University.
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La'Keisha Brite
Special Education Director
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About La'Keisha Brite

Mrs. Brite has 12 years of experience in public education. She holds an associate degree in early childhood from Austin Community College, a bachelor's degree in education (with a focus on elementary education) from Texas State University, and a master of education in school administration from Concordia University. Her certifications include EC-4th, ESL, special education, and principalship. When not supporting and serving our teachers and students, Mrs. Brite enjoys spending time with her husband of 21 years and their three children, reading inspirational books, taking road trips, cooking, and shopping.
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Kimber Fuccello
Business Manager
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About Kimber Fuccello

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