The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation’s Board of Directors named Dr. Thomas White as Executive Director in August 2019. He became the third executive director in the nearly 30-year history of LEF, following longtime Executive Director Connie Pelphrey. White, who came up through Lewisville ISD with his start at Timber Creek Elementary followed by Lamar Middle and graduating from Marcus High, has two children in the school district as well. After nearly a decade teaching in academia at the University of Oklahoma, White stepped into the non-profit world as Assistant Director of Advancement and External Relations at the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center. From there, he entered collegiate fundraising as the Director of Development Communication at OU before serving most recently as the Director of Development and Alumni Relations Communications at the University of Arlington. “As both a parent of LISD students and a graduate of the school district, I know that this foundation makes a difference,” said White. “Connie has done a tremendous job establishing LEF as an integral partner in the community, and I hope to build on her legacy.”
Sherah joined the Lewsiville ISD Education Foundation in November 2013. She brings more than 10 years of office management and project management experience from the corporate world. Her connection to LISD is strong as her husband teaches in the district and her older son attends an LISD school, with her younger child eager to join him! Her heart for philanthropy is at home in her role where she works to provide funds for increased student opportunities as well as providing guidance on endowment possibilities to preserve the memory or legacy of those who have a heart for LISD students and teachers. Sherah is a graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration.
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Joshua joined the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation in August 2016 after a nine-year career in collegiate athletics public relations. Most recently serving as the media liaison for baseball and volleyball at Texas State University in San Marcos, he had the opportunity to promote NCAA Division I and Division II teams from Texas State, Valdosta State and Florida Tech on a national level. Drawing from his experience, Joshua offers a wide-ranging skillset to LEF with experience in social media, video, website and print. Having earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Baylor University, he is excited for the opportunity to contribute to LISD, a school district he knows well. His father has been a longtime employee of the district, and Joshua is happy to carry on the tradition of serving the students and teachers of LISD.
Laura joined the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation in June of 2016. She brings more than 20 years of office management and bookkeeping experience from the corporate world. She’s not new to the LISD landscape as her three grown children are graduates of LISD high schools, and one now works as a teacher in the district. She’s honored to be part of an organization that enriches the already-great educational opportunities for LISD students. Laura is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in business administration.