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Raymond Meza is a lifelong resident of San Angelo. His diverse background experiences, along with being a successful business owner (Twin Mountain Fencing Company), past Chairman of the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, 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 also a lifelong resident of San Angelo. He is 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 was one of the original board members of our school that is now known as TLC Academy.

Bridget Carr has lived in San Angelo most of her life. She is a graduate of Angelo State University earning a degree in Agricultural Communications. Bridget has four years of teaching experience, as well as eight years of coaching experience. Bridget is a member of numerous local organizations and aspires to continue the development of the community. Bridget is passionate about developing today’s youth.

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 over 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 TLC Academy.  He is married to Debra Watson Ledbetter, The Dean of Academics for TLC Academy.  Together they have two children, Aaron and Kayla and Three grandsons, Miles Cooper,Keeton Jay and Easton Cain.

Walt Landers, a local San Angeloan, has been actively involved in our community for years. He began gaining work experience while employed by his father’s construction company. Later he worked in commercial construction for ten years at Templeton Construction and Lee Lewis Construction. He then found his ultimate calling in ministry and education. He’s served many organizations volunteering time and resources. After pastoring several years in central Texas, he returned to San Angelo in 1997 to accept the Senior Pastorate of Tree of Life Church, now known as, TLC.  Under his leadership they grew membership, ministries and built a new campus just off the loop in the Bluffs. Then in 2009 he became the Chancellor/Chief Executive Officer of San Angelo’s only charter school, Texas Leadership Charter Academy that now serves around 1770 students. This charter school gave parents another choice, a private school atmosphere but publicly funded free-tuition education. His ultimate desire is improving lives through shaping and molding tomorrow’s leaders through education today. He is married to JoAnn Landers, has a son, three daughters and two grandchildren.