Erika Gonzales



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Erika Gonzales

Greetings Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA). I am Erika Gonzales, the College Bound Advisor and it is my sincere pleasure and honor to be assisting you and your family, in the matriculation of your daughter to attend her perspective college/university. 

I am elated to bring my skills as an educator (13 years), along with my years of experience of working with higher education institutions (4 years) to you and your daughter, in order to accomplish finding the best fit university.  I want you to rest assured that I will provide guidance throughout the entire college process and will make myself available to answer any questions you or your daughter may have. It is my desire to work collaboratively with all stakeholders in your daughter’s life to ensure a successful transition from high school to college.

I am enthusiastic to begin my new role at YWLA and continue my journey as an educator.  I am confident, that together, we can guide your daughter of YWLA to the most fitting college/university.  Should you have further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email me at or contact me I look forward to meeting all of you and a having an excellent school year. 

 Thank you,

Erika Duarte-Gonzales
College Bound Advisor

Additional Information:  Mrs. Gonzales has a passion for working with students and helping them through the college process.  She and her two siblings are proud to be first generation graduates and understand the importance of being College Ready.  Mrs. Gonzales earned her B.A. in Spanish and her M.Ed. in Secondary at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX.  She is entering her 14th year in education and is excited to be a part of the YWLA team.


Visit YWLA

  • College and University Recruiters:

    We welcome all colleges and universities to our campus to meet with our young ladies.  YWLA uses RepVisits to book college/university campus visits.    We welcome two options to meet with our scholars. We have 30 min presentation times during high school lunch (11:25-Noon) or during that time frame you can just set up a table during lunch in our cafeteria.  You can visit this link to find a time that works best for you to visit with us- Once there just search for our campus: Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Arnold where you should see all the available time slots.