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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



Ashley Hodo, Texas Health Resources


Past President

Dr. Kim McCuistion, Texas A&M University - Fort Worth


Dr. Jill Keith, Birdville ISD

Board Development

Dawn Wright, Grace Learning Tree

Legal Counsel

Carol Satterfield, Powell, Coleman & Arnold LLP


Vice President - Development

Blake Windham, Texas Health - Willow Park

Vice President - Events

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

Vice President - Finance & Governance

Griff Babb, Whitley Penn

Vice President - Marketing & Communications

Gloria Gilbert Barron, First Bank Texas

Vice President - Programs

Jake Battenfield, Linebarger Attorneys at Law

Executive Director

Valerie Kerr


Jake Battenfield, Linebarer Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP

Dr. Johnita Darton, Medical City-Weatherford

Brian Eppes, Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC

Lauren Edwards, Simplifi*

Sean Fierke, Fidelity National Title, Baker Firm PLLC

Lee Gwaltney, North Texas Skilled Labor Solutions

Jack Huxel, H3 Homes

Michael Kent, CMK Partners

Stacy Lynch-Evans, Lynch Legacy Realty Group by eXp

Angie Martin, PlainsCapital Bank

Troy Miller, Knight Miller Financial Group

Mark Z. Mourer, Tarleton State University

Dusti Parker, Arlington ISD

Zach Pettigrew, M & P Lawyers

Cole Risinger, ChainLink Services, LP

Corey Schneider, Herff Jones Texas

Chad Shelton, SouthWest Nissan & SouthWest Volkswagen

R. Bryan Sloan, exp Realty, LLC

Matt Sudderth, First Bank Texas

Justin Wetzler, Whitley Penn

J.J. Williams, Roger Williams Dealerships

Board Liaisons

District Superintendent

Dr. Susan Bohn*

District Deputy Superintendent

Lynn McKinney*

Aledo ISD School Board Trustee

Jennifer Taylor*

*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

Laura Anderson*

Aledo Ex-Students Association

Kelly Riley*

Aledo Parent Teacher Organization

Jennifer Churrion*

Aledo SilverCats Organization

Mary Beth Stasey*

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