Kristen Huguley has been named Executive Director of the Leander Educational Excellence Foundation. Huguley joins the district after a remarkably successful tenure at Texas Humane Heroes, where she rose through the ranks from volunteer to executive director.

In 2017, Huguley was honored with the Texas Women in Business Community Member of the Year award.

“I could not be more excited to join LEEF and work with such a dedicated group of board members on behalf of teachers and children,” Huguley said. “Giving back means that we empower everyone to experience life in a meaningful and rewarding way.”

The Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation (LEEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing resources that support innovation, enrichment and equity in pursuit of academic excellence within the Leander Independent School District. LEEF supports its mission through three main program initiatives: Foundations for Learning focusing on early literacy, Enriching Great Teaching through innovative teaching grants and professional development, and College Ready, College Bound to build a college and career-ready culture among all students.