The Manor ISD Education Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose primary goal is to go to exceptional lengths to generate a variety of resources to meet the extraordinary needs of the Manor Independent School District. MEF was founded in June 1999 and has since been dedicated to to raise funds to promote and enhance the educational outcomes of Manor ISD students at all levels by providing scholarships, supporting innovation in the classroom through grants and serving as an advocate for the District within the community. The MEF is a separate entity from Manor ISD but collaborates with the district to deliver on its mission.
Regular meetings of the M.E.F. Board of Directors are held quarterly.
Dustin Haisler is currently the Chief Innovation Officer for e.Republic. Prior to that, Dustin was President of KlabLab, Product Strategy Director for Spigit, Inc. and the former Assistant City Manager and Chief Information Office (CIO) for the City of Manor, Texas. Dustin has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, academia, and non-profits across the globe on innovation and engagement strategies.
Dustin graduated Magna Cum Laude from LeTourneau University with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration. Dustin is a frequent speaker on innovation and also serves on numerous public and private boards throughout the world.
Currently serves as Vice President for the Manor ISD Education Foundation. Served on the board of directors of Bluebonnet Electric Coop since Jan. 2011. Previous owner of KST Electric for 18 years and currently General Partner of KST Properties and newly opened Tumlinson Electric. Manor Chamber of Commerce President in 2009 with numerous board positions throughout the years in the Manor community. Held the position of superintendent of the Youth Fair for the Travis County Livestock & Rodeo for 5 years.
Pam is an experienced business woman with backgrounds in real estate development, brokerage and construction services. Pam, through her company, PuhrSite, LLC, is active in all three sectors today through her investment properties, her consulting services and as an independent contractor with Elgin Butler Company, a manufacturer of structural tiles and bricks.
Pam has been active in brokerage and development in the Manor Market for over 20 years. Her Manor civic contributions include cofounder of the Manor Economic Development Corporation and years of service to the Manor area school children with appointments to Manor Independent School District Superintendent’s Advisory Council, mentoring at the Junior High level and as a Board Member of the Manor Education Foundation.
She is married and has 3 sons, a stepson, a stepdaughter and 3 grandchildren.
Prior to founding made4gov, Tim worked at the City of Georgetown as a Project Manager, the City of South Padre Island as the Information Services Director and the City of Hutto as the IT Manager. During his tenure he helped transform these organizations with the use of technology and went on to receive praise, awards and recognition throughout the State of Texas for innovative and creative uses of technology.
Tim served as President of the Texas Association of Governmental IT Managers (TAGITM), on the State of Texas Information Technology Strategic Advisory Committee and various other committees both in the public and private sector.
Tim graduated from Bellevue University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Technical Project Management and is a Certified Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO) graduate. Tim is a frequent writer and speaker on numerous topics including innovation and government technology.
Founder of Smart Mouth Productions, has 20+ years marketing and promotions experience in education non-profits and the private sector. He received a BS in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin. Alex developed a strong sense of devotion for education-focused non-profits while leading the marketing and publishing efforts of Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. A native Texan, he now splits his between Los Angeles and Austin.
Cole currently serves as the Vice President of Commercial Lending at Frontier Bank of Texas, where he has worked since moving to the Austin area in June 2015. Prior to moving to the area, he was a Suma Cum Laude graduate from Texas Tech University with a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Education as well as a Masters in Agricultural Education from Tech. He has worked as a Senior Credit Analyst and has an extensive background in budgeting and the education field.
Cole came from a ranching background and spent much of his free time working on his cattle operation. He is a semi-professional team roper and spends most of his weekends on the road competing. He was recently married and is a proud partner with the Manor community.
Cindy and Jimmy Ferguson own and operate many of the McDonald¹s in the Greater Austin area. Ms. Ferguson brings business and finance expertise to our Board and she currently serves on the RMHC Board in Austin and she is also a founding member for the Rotary Club of Elgin. She serves on the PR Committee for the Greater Austin Coop and is the Treasurer for the Houston Regional Leadership Committee.
Lucy Cochrane has worked in education for over 30 years, as a teacher, administrator, parent, mentor and consultant. She taught math at Manor High School for seven years before becoming an Apple Education Consultant, working with over fifty central Texas school districts. As a district administrator, she oversaw curriculum and instruction, accountability, assessment, program evaluation, technology, advanced academics, ESL/bilingual, continuous improvement, dropout prevention and grants.
Mrs. Cochrane received both her Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction and Instructional Technology from the University of Texas at Austin. She worked in Manor ISD for 24 years and has served on the Manor Education Foundation gala and golf tournament committees. As a parent of two Manor ISD students, she volunteered at many Manor ISD school activities. Mrs. Cochrane has been married for 25 years and enjoys skiing, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Tim started with Bluebonnet Electric in 2015 as Manor Community Representative, Tim graduated from Manor High School in 1981 , attended Concordia Lutheran College. Tim worked 11 Years for the City of Austin at Robert Mueller Airport and with KST Electric located in Manor for 21 years He is involved with the Manor and Elgin chambers.
Advisory Board Members
Dr. Royce Avery
Manor ISD Superintendent
Executive Director, Manor Education Foundation