The mission of the Lufkin ISD Education Foundation is to provide opportunities for excellence in education, promote innovation in teaching, and partner with the community to enhance the quality of education for all students of the Lufkin Independent School District.
FROM OUR PRESIDENT
As we reflect upon the last decade, we are humbled by the remarkable generosity of our many supporters. Our Board of Directors values education and are committed to influence the academic success of every student. The Lufkin Education Foundation recognizes the innovation of our LISD educators and continues to advance creative opportunities by funding grants submitted to enhance the classroom experience.
On behalf of the Lufkin Education Foundation, I want to express my heartfelt thanks to our community for investing in the Foundation for the past seven years. The Foundation also celebrates the completion of one year for Executive Director, Vercie McMullen. We are privileged to have this former teacher join the Foundation and work to promote the growth of the Board’s goals and objectives. We have been very fortunate to impact our District and observe the achievements accomplished by the support of the Foundation. It is our interest to develop a strategic plan to cultivate new fundraising activities and extend a more visible brand for the prominent labor of the Lufkin Education Foundation.
Our Board is also honored to welcome several new Directors this year and we are elated by the exceptional leadership they each bring as we begin 2020. It is a pleasure to stand among such influential members who are passionate about the future our students. We know it is vital to explore prolific measures to evolve educational opportunities for generations to come. We have such an impeccable resource and we are honored salute our teachers as well as students.
Our success would not be possible without our donors and our event sponsors. This past year we developed and hosted several new events and we wish to thank you for your participation as well as endorsement.
I pledge to building goodwill and improving the quality of life for our youth as your 2020 President.
Again, thank you from our distinguished and well established Board who possess invaluable talent to make progressive decisions to espouse education in Lufkin.
NO OTHER INVESTMENT YIELDS AS GREAT A RETURN AS THE INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION.
- BRAD HENRY
2019 EXECUTIVE BOARD
President – Demetress Harrell
President Elect – Tyane Dietz
Past President – Shelli Ellis
Secretary – Beth Jones
VP Finance – Kristi Gay
VP Marketing/Events – Chris Fleniken
VP Development – Scott Neill
VP Programs – Sharon Kruk
Executive Director – Vercie McMullen
Allyson Langston – Ex-Officio
Swati Kumar, MD
Lynn Torres – Ex-Officio
Sheila Adams – Ex- Officio
Sue Rolf Gordon
Ghazala Khan, MD
Tara Watson Watkins