UCEC Board Members

Our board members bring a wealth of experience, expertise, and passion to our organization. Committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment, our board comprises individuals from various backgrounds and professions, each dedicated to the mission of empowering students through education. With their guidance and leadership, we strive to uphold the highest standards of excellence in education and ensure that every student has access to quality learning opportunities. Get to know our esteemed board members who are driving positive change and making a difference in the lives of students every day.

What the Director Eryon N. McCary of UCEC Think About Caring


Ms. Eryon N. McCary
– Executive Director and Founder

About Founder

Meet Ms. Eryon N. McCary, the – Executive Director and Founder of United Colours Education Center. With over 20 years of experience in childcare development, Ms. McCary has been a pioneer in creating safe and nurturing environments for young learners. Her journey began with a leadership role focused on establishing a conducive space for the children of students attending Houston Community College. Recognizing the necessity for high-quality early childhood development centers in urban minority communities, she initiated a private residential preschool from her own home. At United Colours Education Center, Ms. McCary leads with a commitment to providing a tailored bilingual curriculum encompassing math, reading, science, arts, crafts, and creative play within an intimate homeschool setting. Her dedication lies in offering children the best educational foundations to propel them towards a successful future.

Samyra Smith

Athletic Sports Manager/Youth Development Director & Founder HCL

Dominique Palmer

Housing Acquisition for Doors 2 Serenity

Shawonda Bass

(Acting Chair) – Special Education Teacher – HISD

Chelton Skillern

(Treasurer) – Financial Business Analyst – Managed Care Health plans

Lyawonda Amuneke

(Secretary) – Mechanical Engineer/Teacher

Staci Childs

SBOE District 4 Rep/Criminal Defense Attorney

Darryl Jackson

Licensed Counselor

Joann Mendoza

Educator in HISD

Mustafaa Carroll

Speaker, Trainer and Consultant

Gloria Stiner

Education, Project Management, Marketing and Human Resources

Perri McCary

Marketing and Communications Director