About Us


La Vernia Education Foundation’s mission is to provide opportunities for excellence in education, promote innovation in teaching, and partner with the community to enhance the quality of education for all students.


The La Vernia Education Foundation will achieve its mission by directing resources toward the following goals:

  • Enhance and enrich educational opportunities for students
  • Support staff for innovative efforts and recognize staff for exemplary teaching
  • Involve the community in assuring a quality education for the leaders and workforce of tomorrow

Funding Priorities

  • Innovative Teaching Grants
  • Enhancement of Academic Achievement
  • Enhancement of Teaching Excellence
  • Professional Development
  • Student Scholarships
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Our Board

Executive Members

Kim Hendley



Kristi Mair




Melissa Dylla

VP Programs

Email: LVEFPrograms@gmail.com


Lisa Collins

VP Finance and Governance

Amanda Petter

VP Marketing and Events

Raemie Jones

VP Development

Laura Dodson

VP of Auction

Email: LVEFAuction@gmail.com

Levi McBee

VP of Alumni



Nancy Janysek

LVISD School Board Liason

Email: nancy.janysek@lvisd.org

General Board Members

Jason Bode

Jennifer Hollins

Mandy McFall

Nikki Bendele

Rachel Friesenhahn

Amber Cervenka

Stacey Kanak

Norah Wilkinson

Lisa James

Kirsten Smith

Lisa McBee

Kristin Morgan