Years ago, LEF Board President Andy Eads began his education in LISD, attending Central Elementary. Today he oversees the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation’s 22-member Board of Directors, where he casts the vision necessary to fulfill the organization’s mission of CHANGING CHILDREN’S LIVES.
Eads is a homegrown leader – a native Texan and fifth-generation Denton County citizen – whose influence reaches far beyond LEF and LISD, and both are better for it. He lives in Flower Mound with his wife, Ginger, and their three children – LISD students themselves.
Eads’ early career was in real estate, where he earned honors year after year – first selected as Rookie of the Year within his company, then repeatedly named a top DFW area realtor by D Magazine.
But those accolades couldn’t satisfy Eads’ servant heart. In 2007 he sought and was elected to a seat on the Denton County Commissioners Court where he continues to serve, taking on additional responsibilities to the benefit of the residents who elected him.
His service leadership doesn’t end there. While his roles with LEF and Denton County require tremendous energy and attention, he finds a way to bring energy and leadership to the newly-formed Cross Timbers Rotary as well as a host of other civic organizations in the area.
“Andy’s commitment to public and community service is almost unparalleled in this county,” LEF Lifetime Board Member Alex Buck said. “Government, education, and numerous charities have all benefited from his leadership.”
As Eads embarks on his two-year term as President of LEF, the organization is poised to soar to new heights. LEF supporters are eager to follow his leadership, energized by his enthusiasm and passion for student success.
“We’re really blessed to have his great leadership,” LEF Board Member Michelle Cree said. “His longtime work in the community and his heart for the non-profit sector are qualities that inspire everyone around him to give their best. It’s almost perfect that he takes the reigns as we embark on the theme of ‘Oh The Places We’ll Go!’ He will help us see to it our students go far!”
And by far, she may mean full circle – just like Eads, whose focus is clearly on leaving things better than he found them, perhaps a nod to his Scouting involvement. “I’m honored to be the President of this board,” Eads said. “I chose to be part of LEF because it’s vitally important to enhance our local education system and provide enrichment programs for students and teachers.”
With this example, perhaps LISD’s best and brightest will also choose to go far, right here — leaving our community better than they found it. In that case, we all win.