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Karen Davis and Patty Driver Jul 25, 2024
Non-Profit Update
Non-Profit Update

Host:  Deanna Perkins

Ms Karen’s Community Closet was founded by Karen Davis, a longtime Lewisville entrepreneur. She is the owner of KD Salon and Karen Davis Floral Decor & Design.  In her businesses, she’d hear of people struggling and used her personal funds to help. Eventually, her efforts were noticed and her customers, plus others, joined her efforts with donations. Karen has a sincere desire to bring compassionate and practical aid that promotes humanity, so that the individuals we serve feel valued.

Patty Driver has created Kids Who Rock Camps to provide an amazing setting for cool kids who love music, art & fun. Kids Who Rock focuses on empowering teens and younger through music and arts

Dr. Lori Rapp Sep 19, 2024

The Lewisville ISD (LISD) Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Lori Rapp as Superintendent of Schools on February 15, 2022. Rapp has worked for LISD her entire career, joining the district in 1996 as a secondary mathematics teacher at The Colony High School.

She progressed into an administrative role after serving as a Secondary Math Teacher on special assignment, providing professional learning and instructional support for secondary math teachers. In 2008, she was named LISD’s Director of PreK-12 Curriculum, where she served for three years before being named Executive Director of Learning Design and Support. In 2015, Dr. Rapp was selected as the district’s Chief Learning and Teaching Officer, overseeing the district’s elementary and secondary curriculum and programs, digital learning, professional learning, special education, and assessment and accountability.

Dr. Rapp served LISD as Deputy Superintendent since 2017 before her appointment as Superintendent. During her tenure in LISD administration, Dr. Rapp led a team that accomplished remarkable milestones. She had a pivotal role in developing unique learning pathways for students, including the establishment of LISD’s Programs of Choice, which includes the LISD STEM Academy at the elementary and middle school levels, the Collegiate Academy at TCHS, robust world language programs, the tuition-based Discovery Academy, and more.

Dr. Rapp is widely recognized as a respected educational leader across the district and across the state, noted for not only her deep knowledge of curriculum and instruction, but for her ability to lead change in a collaborative way.

In 2008, she received LISD Administrative Support Employee of the Year award, was awarded a Texas PTA Lifetime Membership in 2019, was nominated as a Local Star to participate in the United Way Tribute gala in 2020 and was featured as an inspiring Leader by the Texas Association of School Administrators in 2021. In 2023, Dr. Rapp was named Superintendent of the Year by the Texas PTA after her first full year at the helm of LISD.

Dr. Rapp received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Texas Tech University. She received her Masters of Science in Mathematics from Texas Woman’s University and her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University.

Outside of professional life, Dr. Rapp enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She serves on the boards of the American Heart Association of Dallas, DATCU, Medical City Lewisville, Communities in Schools North Texas, and Christian Community Action

Host: Charlene Dierks

Andy Eads, District 5790 Governor Sep 26, 2024
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