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 both time and resources. After pastoring for 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, "The Life Church." Under his leadership, they grew membership, ministries and built a new campus just off of 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 (TLCA) which now serves around 2,900 students. His ultimate desire is improving lives, and seeing tomorrow's leaders shaped and molded through quality education and leadership training. He is married to JoAnn Landers, has a son, three daughters and three grandchildren.
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 Texas Leadership Charter Academy (TLCA). He is married to Debra Watson Ledbetter (Campus Director for TLCA San Angelo Elementary). Together they have two children and five grandchildren.
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 the original board members of our school that is now known as Texas Leadership Charter Academy (TLCA).
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.
TLCA also welcomes our newest board members:
Charity Vasquez and Brandon Moore
**Bios To Come