Lunch SpeakersDr. Penny Reddell and Ms. Barbara Brown
Dr. Penny Reddell serves as Associate Superintendent for the Division of Learning & Teaching in Lewisville ISD. Enjoying her 18th year in LISD, she served previously in Tyler ISD, La Vega ISD, and Education Service Center Region VII. Previously, she served as Assistant Superintendent, Executive Director, Principal, Assistant Principal, Teacher, Adjunct Professor and Education Service Center Instructional Consultant for gifted/talented education.
Dr. Reddell earned her Bachelor of Science from Stephen F. Austin State University, Master of Education from The University of Texas at Tyler, and Doctorate from Baylor University. She holds nine Texas certifications: Superintendent, Mid-management, Supervision, Reading Specialist, Educational Diagnostician, General Special Education Teaching, Elementary Education, Kindergarten endorsement and English as a Second Language (ESL).
Her awards include: 1998 and 2007 Honorary Life Membership from Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers (LISD Council of PTAs); 2004 Lewisville ISD Administrative Employee of the Year.
2004 Texas Education Agency 21stCentury Community Learning Center Grant, $3,885,000.00 over 5 years to implement five after-school and summer programs for students at-risk for failure; and 2005 Texas Computer Education Association Administrator of the Year.
She holds membership in Texas Association of School Administrators, American Association of School Administrators, Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and Phi Delta Kappa. She serves on the TxASCD Local Arrangements Committee.Barbara Brown, Chief Technology Officer for the Lewisville Independent School District, has 27 years of experience in education. She is a technology leader with both a solid instructional background, and a deep understanding of networking and technical processes. Through her dedication for excellence, she continually transforms learning and teaching for 51,736 students and over 3,000 teachers.
Barbara's passion and dedication for learning and leading have been noted at the local, state and international levels. From 2000-2004 she served as a Lead Curriculum Writer and Trainer – Technology Leadership Academy for Superintendents and Principals – Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA). She has served as a leader with the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) in numerous capacities including Area Director, Vice President and President. In 2008 she was awarded with the “Distinguished Alumni Award” from the Sesser-Valier High School. In 2010 she was awarded the “Golden Apple Award” by the Board of Trustees in LISD and was honored by the International Society in Education (ISTE) as the recipient of the “Making It Happen Award.” As a lifetime leader and learner Barbara continues to pursue skills that will enhance her leadership abilities. Barbara is a Founding Partner of the John Maxwell Leadership Team, certified as a Leadership Coach, Speaker and Trainer.