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Foundation Created to Raise Private Funds for Manor Independent School District

A group of prominent community leaders have come together to form an education foundation to boost financial support for students and teachers in the Manor Independent School District. 

The Manor Schoolhouse Foundation’s mission is to partner with the community to provide resources, maximize innovative practices and support teaching and learning for all students in Manor ISD.

The sole purpose of the newly formed foundation is to support Manor ISD by providing funds for educational programs and activities not covered by the district’s operating budget.

“Across our nation, resources for public schools are never quite enough to meet the needs of our students and teachers,” said Lissa Adams, Manor Schoolhouse Foundation President. “That’s particularly true in Manor.”

“We feel a calling to help make up the difference — and to put these resources behind exciting new practices that enhance student achievement and skill development,” Adams said.

The three focus areas of the Foundation are to:

Grow Partnerships

The Foundation builds and fosters partnerships with the community, businesses and families who share a common goal: raising private funds to support innovation in teaching and enhancing the quality of education for all students in Manor ISD.

Fund Programs that Work

The Foundation shares the District’s vision to focus on programs that help students reach their potential and positively impact the future.

Support Innovators in the Classroom

The Foundation is committed to awarding grants that help teachers unleash new and creative approaches to drive achievement in the classroom and provide new opportunities for students. Data will be used to evaluate the results.

The initial priority of the Manor Schoolhouse Foundation is to award and fund Manor Innovator Grants to campuses and the district in support of innovative academic programs.

“The Education Foundation Board of Directors is dedicated to our community and educational excellence, and I am proud to serve with them to support and enhance the resources available to the district,” said Dr. Royce Avery, Manor ISD Superintendent.  “We are very excited that community members have organized to help attract private funds to benefit our schools.” 

 Current Manor Schoolhouse Foundation Board members include:

  • Lissa Adams, President
  • Dr. Royce Avery, Superintendent
  • Rachel Fausett, Secretary/Vice President of Marketing and Events
  • Corey Tabor, Vice President of Development
  • Michael Griffith, Vice President of Finance and Governance
  • Eric Metcalf, Vice President of Programs
  • Roslyn Caldwell
  • John Costilla
  • Erica Castillo
  • Levi Chaney
  • Carol Collins
  • Jarrett Crippen
  • Sean Donnelly
  • Elmer Fisher Jr.
  • Amy Hagen
  • Elaine Mays Lofton
  • Evangelina Mangino
  • David Onsongo
  • Felix Paiz
  • Vishal Patel
  • Amanda Ponce
  • Carla Ruiz
  • Marlin Thomas
  • Charles Waldon
  • Brigitte Williams
  • Jolie Willis

Manor Schoolhouse Foundation Director: Becky Lott