Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Operation Achievement




Director’s Corner— Joni Ragle

Undergraduate Degree: B.A.Spanish, University of Illinois Graduate Degree: Masters of Education with a specialization in Spanish, University of Mississippi


Hi!  I want to introduce myself to all of you as the Director of Operation Achievement.   We are so fortunate to have 10 very talented Staff Supervisors who will help run and coordinate the program this year.  Please read their bios to become better acquainted with Elizabeth, Kristen, Dani, Cori, Eowyn, Taylor and our Staff Supervisors Michelle, Emma and Nathan who are also serving as Lead Mentors.  Daniel will be with us in the Spring when he returns from his study abroad program.  These awesome young people as well as our mentors will make OA a truly outstanding and enriching activity for your children.



School Liaison to Tippit Middle School-Elizabeth Grenadier

My name is Elizabeth Grenadier and I am a Senior here at SU studying Secondary History Education. This is my 4th year with OA and and my third with the OA staff. 2013 kicks off my second year as School Liaison to Tippit Middle School. I can’t wait to get going! Let’s make this school year a great one together!




School Liaison to Benold Middle School—Kristen Heg

My name is Kristen Heg and I am a senior majoring in both economics and business. This is my fourth year with Operation Achievement and my second year as a staff supervisor. I am beyond excited to start work as the school liaison of Benold Middle School!




School Liaison to Forbes Middle School—Dani Green

Hello! My name is Dani Green and I am a junior at Southwestern. This is my third year with OA and my second year on staff. I am excited to get the year going as the Forbes School Liaison! It is going to be a great year!




Coordinator OARS Reward System—Cori Gagliardi 

Hi all! My name is Cori Gagliardi and I am a Junior Education Major at Southwestern University. This is my third year with OA and my first year on staff. I’ve wanted to be a teacher since I was 6 and have always really enjoyed working with young adults. This year I will be in charge of the OARS Reward System this year and can’t wait to get to know all of the great students in this program.




Database Coordinator— Eowyn Scott

Hello, my name is Eowyn Scott. Im a junior psychology major that has always worked with kids either through camps, babysitting or other volunteer work. I have been a volunteer mentor for OA for 2 years and this is my first year on staff as a database coordinator. Im really excited to start the new year with you guys!



Tippit Lead Mentor—Michelle Cincunegui

Hey, I am Michelle Cincunegui! Im a junior Psychology major and I have been involved in mentoring programs since high school. This is my second year in OA and first year on staff. I am the lead mentor on tuesdays and assist on wednesdays. I am looking forward to a great year with OA.




Benold Lead Mentor—Emma Lynch

Hey y’all, my name is Emma and I am a junior Education major. This is my second year at OA and my first year on staff. I can’t wait to get started!


Forbes Lead Mentor- Nathan Leads
My name is Nathan Leeds. I am a Junior at Southwestern University. I am a double major in Math and Secondary Education. This is my third year working with OA, but my first year on staff. I am excited to be a staff supervisor on Wednesdays, and a lead mentor for Forbes on Thursdays this semester!



Staff Supervisor-Taylor Kunz

Hey Y’all! My name is Taylor Kunz and I am a sophomore Secondary Education major. This is my second year in OA and first year on staff. I’m so excited to be joining staff this year and can’t wait to see what this new school year brings!