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Board Members


Dr. Jeff Pool


Dr. Pool and his family have been in the Joshua area for over 18 years now, and have watched their children grow up supported by this wonderful community.  He and his wife are the proud owners of a local business, Joshua Chiropractic, where Dr. Pool has been serving the patients of Johnson County.  They have three children that have come through Joshua ISD, Parker, graduate of Dallas Baptist University.  Lindy, a a 2023 JHS graduate, and Tyler who will graduate from JHS in 2025.

Dr, Pool has served as the Foundation's president since its conception, and has been blessed to watch it grow and develop over the years!  


Brad Jones-Vice President of Administration

Brad Jones is a Financial Advisor in Private Wealth Management for The Ryan-Jones Group. He has three children in Joshua ISD. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, guitar and loves to travel. 


Keith Boone-Vice President of Programs

Keith and his wife, Angela, moved to Joshua ISD in 2010.  He has two boys that are Joshua ISD students. Kade is currently in 7th grade at Nichols Middle School, and Kash is currently in 6th grade at Nichols Middle School. Keith and his wife are extremely active within the Joshua ISD, serving the district in many different capacities over the years.

Keith is extremely passionate about excellence in education and the role that the Foundation takes in supporting Joshua ISD teachers and students.


Ryan Studdard-Associate Director of Programs

Ryan Studdard is the Real Estate Broker and Owner of Oak + Ash Realty in Old Town Burleson with wife Lacy Studdard. Their son Benjamin is a second grader at Plum Creek Elementary, and daughter Georgia is in the Pre-K speech program at Elder Elementary. Ryan is the coach for their sons baseball team where he has coached for the last 6 seasons. Together, Ryan & Lacy teach their daughter's Pre-K Sunday School class at Pathway Church.


Angela Warmath-Vice President of Community Development


Katie Reames-Associate Director of Community Development

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Born and raised in Burleson, Katie is proud to have deep roots in Johnson County. A former teacher, Katie always felt her extroverted soul wasn’t meant to stay within the four walls of a classroom forever. It didn’t take long to discover that real estate offered the perfect avenue to channel her passion for relationships and her commitment to service. Katie, her husband Jason, and their three kids love to travel. She is a firm believer in collecting moments rather than things. But traveling doesn’t distract her from her commitment to her community. Along with serving on the Foundation board, she also serves as president of the home owner’s association in her neighborhood and serves as a high school girls youth leader at her church. Wherever she is you will certainly find Katie surrounded by people. Whether clients, family, community members, or friends, Katie is a people-person who is energized by serving others.


Fran Marek-Vice President of Community Relations

Fran Marek served as an educator in Joshua ISD for 33 years.  She began working in Joshua ISD as a middle school science teacher in August 1990 and retired as Superintendent of Joshua ISD in June of 2023.  Between that time span, she served the District as an elementary assistant principal, an elementary principal, a director of curriculum, and an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.

Fran and her husband, Craig, have lived in Joshua ISD since 2006.  They have two children who both graduated from Joshua ISD.

Fran has always believed in and supported the Joshua ISD Education Foundation since its conception.  She served on the Founding Donor Committee in 2009 and has been involved with the Foundation from that time forward.  


She is very excited about this new opportunity and looks forward to working together with all of the Education Foundation Board Members to help enhance the resources and experiences for the staff and students in Joshua ISD.





Tim Freeman- Treasurer

Tim Freeman was born and raised in Lubbock, TX where he eventually attended and graduated from Texas Tech University.  He moved to the Burleson / Joshua area after marrying his wife, Ashlie Freeman, in 2009 and they have been a part of Joshua ISD for the past 3 years.  Tim and Ashlie have a daughter, Lyndie, who is a 6th grader at Nichols Middle School, and a son, Luke, who is a 3rd grader at Elder Elementary; Ashlie is also a 7th grade teacher at Nichols Middle School.  Tim works for Pioneer Natural Resources as an Engineer and Continuous Improvement Advisor. He enjoys serving at Pathway Church and in the Joshua community, and he enjoys traveling and camping with family and friends.

Tim has a passion for the role that an ISD plays in the future of children’s lives, and he believes that a healthy education foundation is essential in supporting Joshua ISD towards helping students excel.


Lowell Taylor-Secretary

Lowell Taylor was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Skyline High School (Dallas ISD) in 1994. He studied Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington, receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture in 1998 and Master of Architecture in 2000. Lowell has worked in K-12 Architectural Design his entire professional career (26 years). His father was a High School Science Teacher for 31 years and instilled a deep appreciation for the educational system and what affect that can have on all. Lowell, his wife Paula and son Noah live in Burleson after living in Cedar Hill for the past 20 years and are excited to be apart of this community and what they can bring to it.