TRIO Staff

Catherine Estis
Dr. Catherine Estis
is the Director of TRIO. Dr. Estis earned a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis and Administration. She received a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education in 1987 and a Master of Education in 1990. She joined the ETS team in 1992 as a counselor. Prior to joining Educational Talent Search, Dr. Estis was a biology teacher at Bastrop High School. You may contact Dr. Estis at 318-342-1098 or

Jackie Moncrief
Jackie Moncrief joined the staff in 1987. Jackie earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1983 and a Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling in 1986 from the University. You may contact Jackie at 318-342-1096 or

Toni Baggiano
Toni Baggiano is the newest member of TRIO, joining in 2007. Toni earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Speech Communications/Theatre in Secondary Education from Samford University in 1994. She also received her Master of Arts in Christian Education in 1998 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to ETS, Toni was a junior high school teacher and a Minister of Education. You may contact Toni at 318-342-1095 or