At Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region (CIS Dallas), we are fortunate to have a variety of change-makers on our team and this Spring, we are excited to feature 4 of our latest leadership new hires. These individuals come from unique and dynamic backgrounds, and will play an integral role in mission support across campuses. These newest Spring hires include Megan Billups, Courtney Blake, Hannah Cauley, and Tamika Jackson.
Read about each of them below to learn a little bit more about their backgrounds!
Megan Billups (Clinical Coordinator) has a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has worked with children and adolescents for the last 8 years in the educational setting in the roles of a teacher and a counselor. Prior to working for CIS, she worked as a campus based Student Counselor for a local charter school.
Megan is passionate about providing mental health services in education, which led her to ultimately apply for CIS. As an essential part of the clinical team, Megan will be overseeing mental health services in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD and Dallas ISD. Megan enjoys spending time with her daughter, time with family and friends and reading in her free time.
Courtney Blake (Clinical Coordinator) received a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Master’s degree in Counseling through California State University, Fullerton. In November of 2021, she completed her supervised hours and became a Licensed Professional Counselor. After relocating to Kaufman County, Courtney found working for CIS Dallas allowed her to positively impact her community directly as a clinical coordinator for local ISDs. Now, as a clinical coordinator, Courtney will will be overseeing mental health services in Crandall, Terrell, Greenville, and Rains ISDs. Courtney lived on both coasts of the United States before settling in Texas, and is a valuable addition to our clinical team.
Hannah Cauley (Evaluation & Analytics Manager) graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s in International Affairs and Modern Languages in 2012, and has since worked for more than 9 years in the educational non-profit sector in Dallas. Before joining Communities in Schools, Hannah worked for a small tech startup providing support and product development services to non-profits using Salesforce and earned her Salesforce Associate certification. Hannah is thrilled to be joining the team at CIS, where she can leverage her tech skills to help support her passion for increased availability of equitable educational opportunities for students across DFW. In her free time, Hannah can be found spending time outdoors with her dogs and wife, playing in a band, and serving as the Board Chair of Union Coffee.
Tamika Jackson (Director of Community Engagement & Partnerships) is a Dallas Native Community Catalyst with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit and the local government sector for over fifteen years. Tamika obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX and completed her Master’s in Public Leadership from
University of North Texas at Dallas.
Tamika’s work in the community has involved always going above and beyond to assist community members, consumers, and her colleagues with resources that would help them become successful. Tamika chose CIS Dallas because she has a desire to bridge the gap within the community and education. Outside of work Tamika enjoys spending time with her family, social organizations, and serving at her local church in Plano.