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EPJA Staff

Kaitlin Conner


School Aide

Although I am not originally from El Paso, this has been my home for the past two years. I’m originally from Pennsylvania, where I started my studies in language and culture, and am now continuing them here at UTEP.

I am currently pursuing a degree in Language and Education, with plans to travel abroad and teach English as a Second Language. My work experience has ranged from being a Nanny, to teaching language classes in different parts of the world.

Here at the EPJA, I get to use all of ...

Kara Jones


Assistant Head of School

I am proud to be a native El Pasoan.  I graduated from UTEP with a degree in Finance and Banking.  I have a wonderful husband of 23 years, and have very much enjoyed raising our son and daughter.  Our son will be starting his Freshman year at Texas A & M this fall, and our daughter is a Sophomore at Coronado High School.

I was the Preschool Coordinator for my church for 12 years.  I actually worked with babies through 5th graders.  I enjoy being around children and watching them grow in their ...

Elizabeth Montes


Head of School

Elizabeth Montes is a native El Pasoan who has been a passionate educator for over 40 years.  Specializing in curriculum development, Elizabeth has been a pioneer for recognizing the individual needs of students and allowing them to reach their potential through tailored instruction and a supportive teaching environment.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to EPJA.

Elizabeth holds a Master of Arts in Applied English Linguistics and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and French from ...