Administrative Staff


JuliAnna Jelinek serves as Executive Director of The Arbor School. Previous to assuming this role she served as The Arbor’s Chief Development Officer for two years. As Executive Director, Ms. Jelinek is responsible for overall management of The Arbor including operations, brand management, business development, and public engagement. Prior to joining The Arbor, Ms. Jelinek spent over seven years in business development and fundraising for public policy and advocacy groups in Arizona, California, and Washington D.C.




Tricia Brinks serves as Director of Education at The Arbor School. Previous to assuming this role she served as a Lead Teacher for The Arbor for three years. As Director of Education, Ms. Brinks is responsible for leading the teaching staff and implementing best practices in curriculum and education programs at The Arbor. Ms. Brinks has her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction and has over eleven years of teaching experience with children with special needs. Ms. Brinks is also certified in assistive technology for children with special needs and brings with her ten years of experience in working with children with devices for communication.



All classrooms at The Arbor consist of a minimum of one Lead Teacher and two Assistant Teachers. Lead Teachers at The Arbor are required to have a minimum of a four-year degree in either Education or Psychology. Both Lead Teachers and Assistant teachers receive on-going and extensive training while employed at The Arbor.


The Arbor is committed to recruiting dedicated, creative and passionate teachers who will share in our mission to provide the best educational program possible for children with special needs.
If you would like to apply for a teaching position, please send your resume and cover letter outlining your interests and abilities to:

The Arbor School
Attn: Tricia Brinks, Director of Education
1635 Blalock Road
Houston, Texas 77080