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Founding Board of Directors

Education Foundation Directors standing and sitting for formal photo in front of Rockdale Tigers on back wall
Front Row: Haley Leopold (director-at-Large), Renee Knesek (Secretary), Dr. John Weed, Gaye Bland, Ward Roddam (President); Back Row: Kirk Williams, Jenny Gebhart, Wenda Dyer (VP programs), Kelli Timmerman, Kaybee Nelson (vp development), Kasey Delz (vp marketing and events), Nathan Bland (VP Finance and governance). not pictured: FERLANDO GILES AND LEE JENKINS

On April 7, 2022, the Rockdale ISD Education Foundation was formed and in May 2022 received 501(c)(3) non-profit organization status. The Foundation is governed by an independent, volunteer Board of Directors including business and community leaders, parents, and alumni who are committed to our district's school success. While the Foundation operates independently of Rockdale ISD, it shares a vision of educational excellence and student achievement. The Foundation shall receive and disburse funds, property, and gifts of any kind exclusively for the benefit of Rockdale Independent School District.


The Rockdale ISD Education Foundation's mission is to provide opportunities for excellence in education, promote innovation in teachers, and partner with the community to enhance the quality of education for all students.


The purpose of the Foundation is to partner with the Rockdale Independent School District to provide means for new programs and activities not supported by tax-based funding. It also promotes and recognizes academic excellence by students and innovative instruction.


The Foundation's initial programs and funding priorities include:

  • Innovative Teaching Grants
  • Recognition of Academic Achievement
  • Recognition of Teacher Excellence


PO Box 632, Rockdale, TX 76567

(512) 430-6000

Rebecca King, District Liaison 

You can make a profound difference supporting excellence in teaching and learning in our community by investing in the Rockdale ISD Education Foundation. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.

  • $100 Friend
  • $250 Investor
  • $500 Benefactor
  • $1,000* Bronze
  • $2,500* Silver
  • $5,000* Gold
  • $10,000+* Diamond

*denotes Founding Donor when pledged during initial campaign

*Initial campaign pledges accepted through August 31, 2023 with payments for those pledges accepted through December 31, 2023.

Monthly payments or ACH payments may be set up through our fundraising link below.

In Memory or In Honor donations can be made through the link below as well.

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