RPT Board

Mesquite ISD is fortunate to have a ReadPlayTalk Community Board comprised of local individuals who are passionate about the district’s early reading initiative. These dedicated community members are committed to bringing ReadPlayTalk to their spheres of influence, assisting businesses and organizations in designing their own ReadPlayTalk programs.

The ReadPlayTalk Board of Directors at the 2019 ReadPlayTalk Appreciation Dinner

Jack Love
Senior General Mall Manager
General Growth Properties/Town East Mall

Cynthia Garrison
Home-based Program Manager

Tom Crook
Insurance Broker
Crook Milligan Group

Lisa Fox
RN & Emergency Department Director
Dallas Regional Medical Center

Mike Garvey
Director of Operations

Janet Launza
Independent Associate

Natalie Evans
Puzzle Piece Kids

Yolanda Shepard
Student Success Center Manager
Carrington College

Andrea Bailey
Coordinator for Elementary Language Arts/Reading
Mesquite ISD

Elizabeth Fernandez
Director of Communications and Marketing
Mesquite ISD

Sabrina Weldon
PTA Representative
Mesquite ISD

Sara Escamilla
Staff Pastor
New Community Church

Jacob Taylor
Director of Operations
Sharing Life

Patti McKenzie
Director of Marketing

Tonya Mitchell
Senior Program Coordinator
UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas/Sickle Cell Disease Day Treatment

Mary Jo Pickett
Retired-Fine Arts Director/Public School Teacher
Sunnyvale ISD

Jennifer Vidler
Mystic Coiffures

Dawn Patterson
CP Preparatory School

Evelyn Williams
Retired-Business Owner
Williams Paint & Body

Connie Bennett-Hale
Pregnancy Resource Services
Mesquite ISD

Lavonda Howell
TEA RECESS Contract Manager
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Beverly Coats
MARSE Representative
Mesquite ISD