The Aledo ISD Education Foundation was established by business, civic and community leaders to support the mission of the Aledo Independent School District by supporting innovative educational projects and activities that are beyond traditional funding and/or for which tax dollars cannot be expanded.  Foundation funds will be used for educational enrichment programs such as innovative grants and programs to enhance student achievement, to recognize exemplary staff involvement and to foster community support and involvement.


The Aledo ISD Education Foundation partners with the community to provide private resources to enrich teaching, inspire learning, and maximize innovative opportunities for all students in the Aledo Independent School District.


Students... as imaginations are sparked


Teachers... as creative ideas are encouraged and funded


Businesses... as an inspired workforce, ready to meet the future, is created


Communities... for the quality of life and economic growth directly related to the quality of education

  • is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt philanthropic organization governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of business, community and educational leaders

  • partners with parents, teachers and community to enhance education in Aledo ISD

  • fosters creative approaches to education through private grants and involvement

  • works to increase private support for educational activities in Aledo ISD


Executive Director

Shawn M. Callaway* (Click for Bio)​


Christi James, TWFG Insurance Services


Past President

Justin Griffin, J. A. Griffin Law Firm, P.C.


Diane Taylor, Reading Friends of Aledo

Board Development

Dawn Wright, Grace Learning Tree

Legal Counsel

Carol Satterfield, Powell, Coleman & Arnold LLP


Vice President - Development

Dr. Kim McCuistion, Tarleton State University

Vice President - Events

Jeremy Pruett, Bourland, Wall & Wenzel P.C.

Vice President - Finance & Governance

Griff Babb, Whitley Penn

Vice President - Marketing & Communications

Sarah Gallaher, Sunbelt Glaziers, LLC

Vice President - Programs

Jeff Wade, Wade Enterprises


Kristin Bryan, Author

Dr. Johnita Darton, Medical City-Weatherford

Kelly Dishman-Heydman, The TJX Companies, Inc.

Sean Fierke, Fidelity National Title, Baker Firm PLLC

Leah Griffin, Texas Christian University

Ashley Hodo, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital

Jack Huxel, Jetta Operating

Dr. Jill Keith, Birdville ISD

Valerie Kerr, Community Advocate

Stacy Lynch-Evans, Century 21 Lynch Legacy

Angie Martin, PlainsCapital Bank

Will McLaughlin, Steel Construction Services, LLC

Ryan Mordecai, BBVA Compass

Zach Pettigrew, M & P Lawyers

Stacey Posey, Community Advocate

Cole Risinger, ChainLink Services, LP

Corey Schneider, Herff Jones

R. Bryan Sloan, exp Realty, LLC

Mary Beth Stasey, GM Financial

Tricia Carter Wood, Haber Wealth Management

Justin Wetzler, Whitley Penn

Board Liaisons

District Superintendent

Dr. Susan Bohn*

District Deputy Superintendent

Lynn McKinney*

Aledo ISD School Board Trustee

Julie Turner*

*District liaisons communicate the educational needs of the district to the board. Liaisons and Strategic Partners attend AEF meetings, but do not serve on the board and do not vote.

Strategic Partners

Aledo AdvoCats

Patti Oaks*

Aledo Ex-Students Association

Kelly Riley*

Aledo Parent Teacher Organization

Candi Lear*

Congresswoman Kay Granger's Office

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