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a'Wanna St.Cyr is an Instructional Coach with Teaching Excellence and loves building transformative relationships with teachers that reflect positively on student learning and achievement. Ha’Wanna is fortunate to be on the Teaching Excellence team and excited about the work she does.
Shortly after earning her Bachelor of Science from Southern University at New Orleans, Ha’Wanna began her journey in education as a middle school Science Teacher with Houston Independent School District (HISD). After 3 years of service with HISD, Ha’Wanna joined the Northbrook Middle School Team with YES Prep Public Schools, which is where she began her development as a leader in the role of a Grade Level Chair (GLC). After 2 years with YES Prep, Ha’Wanna moved to San Antonio, Texas where she joined another Charter School Network as an Academic Counselor. As an Academic Counselor Ha’Wanna recognized her passion to coach and develop teachers and knew this was something she wanted to continue to do. In efforts to support her family after Hurricane Harvey, Ha’Wanna moved back to Houston and rejoined YES Prep Public School as an Instructional Coach.
Ha’Wanna was born and raised in New Orleans, LA, and enjoys great music, learning about new cultures, and tasty cuisine. After work you can find Ha’Wanna trying a new workout, traveling the world, spending time with her family, or seeking new adventures with her son. Ha’Wanna is dedicated to the work and mission of YES Prep Public Schools and is thrilled to apart of the Teaching Excellence Team!