Dr. Christopher Zaddach serves as MADE Houston’s Head of School and Director of Social Emotional Development.
Dr. Chris is a licensed clinical psychologist in Texas. He obtained his PhD in Clinical Psychology (Child/ Adolescent and family track) from Loyola University, Chicago. He completed his APA- accredited pre- doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and Depelchin Children's Center respectively. Prior to this, he completed pre- doctoral training in neuropsychological assessment at the University of Chicago-Pediatric Neuropsychology Service. In the past ten years, Dr. Chris has trained and worked in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health centers, inpatient settings, and schools, providing direct psychological services to children and adolescents, and emerging adults.
Jennie Mitchell serves as MADE Houston’s Principal and Elementary Teacher.
Jennie’s focus is working with faculty to develop cross- curriculum and multisensory curriculum helping each child reach their full potential. She works with Dr. Chris to create the parent education plan and transition plans for the students.
Jennie has a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Primary Education from Brighton University in England that included her Master’s Degree in Education (Qualified Teacher Status). She is also a qualified outdoor classroom and sports coach as well as a Girl Scout leader.
Jessica serves as MADE Houston’s Upper School Math and Science teacher.
She began her career in education over 10 years ago as an assistant teacher and worked up to classroom teacher. She’s worked in both mainstream and special education settings, bringing new perspectives from both. Jessica completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Education in Special Education at the University of Houston-Victoria. She has completed her Special Education EC-12 certification. She is also completing her Doctor of Education (EdD) Executive Leadership in Mental Health and Human Services.
Nicole Ortiz serves as MADE Houston’s Upper School ELA and Social Studies teacher. Nicole began her career of teaching as a classroom assistant, grading papers and being a forum moderator in online middle school English classes. This experience laid a foundation for her next five years of teaching experience working with 1st and 6th grade students. While working at The Saint Constantine School, Nicole worked on designing her own curriculum for her 6th grade Writing class while writing and illustrating books for her 1st grade homeroom History class. Nicole enjoys working within the Humanities, having received her bachelor’s degree from Houston Baptist University in both English and Creative Writing while also graduating from HBU’s Honor’s College program. Nicole’s passion has been to teach others about the joys of reading and writing; and takes joy in instilling this passion with her students when they struggle with feeling that reading and writing is an insurmountable challenge.
Josh Perez serves as MADE Houston's Teaching Assistant. He holds a degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University 2013. He worked for Harris County as a social worker serving and caring for the special needs community for three years. He has served as a teaching assistant and substitute teacher since 2017 at various private schools focusing on learning differences.
Johanna Alvear serves as MADE Houston's Teaching Assistant and Administrative Assistant. She has been working in the administrative world since 2012. She specializes in processing payroll and coordinating team building events. She also has several years of childcare experience from infants to middle schoolers.
MADE Houston does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations.