Texas Leadership School Board
Texas Leadership Board Members
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 Texas Leadership Public Schools which now serves around 3,500+ students in five cities including San Angelo, Midland, Abilene, Arlington and Cedar Hill. 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 Public Schools. He is married to Debra Watson Ledbetter. Together they have two children and seven 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 Public Schools.
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, member of numerous boards, gives him a wealth of knowledge in what is needed to develop our young people into tomorrow’s leaders.
**Charity Vasquez Bio To Come
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.