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 Lewisville 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 two sons attend LISD schools. 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.
Annual Giving and Marketing Director
Adriana joined the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation in February 2020. Born and raised in central Texas, Adriana found her calling in education and storytelling early on as a school newspaper staff member and chief editor of her high school’s award-winning yearbook staff. With assistance from a scholarship through her own hometown’s local education foundation, she attended Northwood University, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and Advertising from their Michigan campus. After working with non-profits specializing in marine life conservation and international youth education, Adriana spent a few years in the private sector before returning to public service. Adriana now serves as LEF’s storyteller and is excited to help grow an organization that strengthens community, and fosters opportunities for young students to pursue their dreams.
Advancement Services Manager
Ronda joined the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation in June 2022. She began serving in Texas Public School Finance in 2006. The experience and financial background that she brings are beneficial in her role for the foundation. Her passion for education and helping others makes LEF the perfect environment for her to serve the community. She is excited to be a part of the LEF team and help carry out the foundation’s mission. She and her husband have a son, who is a pharmacist, and a daughter, who is a librarian in LISD. Ronda is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She also earned a certification from Texas Association of School Business Officials.