Texas Leadership School Board
Bruce Binkley is a multifaceted individual with a rich background in both business and ministry. He has owned a successful staffing franchise for 26 years and has made a significant impact in the non-profit sector as the co-founder of New Name Society, which works towards bringing hope to the less fortunate.
Aside from his business ventures, Bruce is also a committed community member, having served on the Board of Trinity Christian School for over a decade and serving on the Board of Giving It Back to Kids and Texas Leadership Public Schools. Bruce and his wife, Camella, reside in DeSoto, Texas, and have a close-knit family with two children, Jessica (and husband Jeff) and B.J. (and wife, Heather); five grandsons (Jackson, Noah, Bradley, Khai & Liam); and one granddaughter, Ellie. Bruce's dedication to serving others and his strong family values are an inspiration to all who know him.
Raymond Meza is a lifelong resident of San Angelo. His diverse background experiences, along with being a successful business owner (Twin Mountain Fence), past Chairman of the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, and member of numerous boards, gives him a wealth of knowledge in what is needed to develop our young people into tomorrow's leaders.
Tommy Olive is a lifelong resident of San Angelo. He is a third-generation nurseryman and owner of his family's business (Olive's Nursery). A graduate of Texas Tech University, Tommy has been very involved in our local community, serving on various boards and contributing to the growth and development of our city for years. Tommy is one of our school's original board members, now known as Texas Leadership Public Schools.
Walt Landers is a well-known figure in the San Angelo community who has dedicated his life to serving others. With a construction and commercial building background, he quickly found his true calling in ministry and education. He served as a pastor in Central Texas for several years before returning to San Angelo in 1997 to lead the Tree of Life Church, now known as The Life Church. Under his leadership, the church has experienced tremendous growth and has built new facilities to accommodate its growing membership.
In 2009, Walt went on to found Texas Leadership Public School (TLCA), the first charter school in San Angelo, and serves around 3,700 students and over 500 employees in five cities, including San Angelo, Midland, Abilene, Arlington, and Cedar Hill.
With a deep commitment to improving lives, Walt's ultimate goal is to shape and mold the future leaders of tomorrow through quality education and leadership training. Walt's servant's heart and dedication to his community are unparalleled, and he has made a lasting impact through his work in both ministry and education. He is married to JoAnn Landers, has a son, three daughters, and three grandchildren, and continues to inspire those around him with his leadership and selflessness.
Ron Ledbetter, a native of Ballinger, is our Superintendent of Schools/Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Ledbetter worked in management in the private sector for several years before moving to education. After moving to the education profession, he taught multiple sciences and coached several sports before becoming an administrator. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science from Angelo State University, a Master's Degree in Education from Sul Ross State University, and a Texas Superintendent Certification from Angelo State University. He served as the High School Principal at Ballinger before moving to Texas Leadership Public Schools.
He is married to Debra Watson Ledbetter. Together they have two children and seven grandchildren.
Charity Vasquez is a highly dedicated and accomplished financial professional with a passion for education and a commitment to excellence. Born and raised in San Angelo, Texas, she graduated from Central High School and went on to receive her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Angelo State University. Throughout her twenty plus year career, Charity has held various key roles in the education sector, starting at San Angelo ISD where she worked in the Business Office as the Cash and Investment Manager, Budget Coordinator, and Purchasing Director. In 2014, she joined Texas Leadership Public Schools as Chief Financial Officer and currently serves as the Business Manager at the Education Service Center Region 15.
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Charity is also a highly active member of the education community. She has been a member of the Texas Association of School Business Officials since 2001 and is currently a board member for Texas Leadership Public Schools. She is also a proud mother to a daughter who is active in dance, theater, drill team, and choir, and is a member of The Garden Gathering Church, where she actively participates in community service and outreach. Charity’s drive, commitment, and expertise make her a valuable asset to any organization. She continues to demonstrate her passion for education and her expertise in financial management, making a positive impact on the lives of students and their families.
Bobbe Ynostrosa is a proud San Angelo native who graduated from Central High School. She has spent the last 15 years building a successful career in the banking industry, and her commitment to her community matches her dedication to her work. In addition to her banking experience, Bobbe holds a Dental Assistant certificate from the Abilene Dental Assistant School. This certificate and her diverse background provide her with a unique perspective that she looks forward to bringing to her role as a member of the school board for Texas Leadership Public Schools.
Bobbe and her husband, Robert Ynostrosa, have a daughter and are all active members of The Life Church. They believe in giving back and serving their community and are passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of others. As a school board member, Bobbe is determined to create a positive impact for students, employees, and families at Texas Leadership Public Schools. With her experience, dedication, and perspective, Bobbe is poised to make a meaningful difference and help shape the school's future and community.
House Bill 3 Board Goals
The Texas Education Code (TEC) is amended by House Bill 3 (HB3) to include plans that will effectively address the following target areas: Early childhood literacy, math proficiency, and college, career, and military readiness (CCMR).
Per the School Finance Commission, it is recommended that K-12th grade should pursue goals of at least 60% proficiency according to the TEA "Meets" performance standard at two important times:
- 3rd grade reading
- 12th grade: (1) achieve an industry accepted certificate aligned with a profession or occupation associated with wages (2) enrollment in post-secondary education (3) enlistment in the military
It is the requirement of HB3 that the LEA school board adopt detailed plans developed by accountability and academic teams to present goals with an emphasis on EC-3 reading and mathematics and also an emphasis on college, career, and military readiness. Adopted plans must meet the following requirements: (1) At least one district level administrator or region center employee to oversee the coordination and development of the plan (2) Specific, measurable, relevant annual goals over a five year period (3) Annual board review of goals (4) Annually reported on the LEA Website.
To view current HB 3 accountability plans, goals, and progress please click HERE. For inquiries and additional information please contact our district administration office at 325-653-3200.