Chief Administrative Officer
Ashley Stewart, Ed.D.
Ashley Stewart is in her 28th year as a public school educator. She has had the opportunity to serve in the roles of teacher, assistant principal, principal, curriculum specialist, assistant superintendent for curriculum and special programs, and deputy superintendent. Dr. Stewart began her career in Wylie ISD near Abilene, Texas, and currently serves as Chief Administrative Officer of Boerne ISD.
Dr. Stewart received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 1993 from McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. She completed her Master's Degree in Educational Administration in 1999 and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2015, both from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.
Dr. Stewart is married to a longtime educator and current Superintendent of the Meadowland Charter District, Harper Stewart. Together, they have two daughters - Grace (18) and Faith (14), both students in Boerne ISD.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Elaine Howard, Ed.D.
Dr. Elaine Howard is dedicated to serving and supporting the “Human” in her work as the Chief Human Resources Officer. Elaine received her doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2016 from Lamar University and has served in fast-growth districts in the San Antonio and Austin areas with enrollments exceeding 22,000 students.
She is passionate about building systems and tools to make the work of others easier. She also seeks to identify the “hidden” talents of those she serves and strives to remove obstacles so that those talents are utilized and appreciated. Elaine believes one should enjoy the work they do, respect and value those they work with and believe in “why” they do it.
Fun fact, she considers herself a tourist turned accidental resident in the educational community. As a little girl she dreamed of becoming a mortician, but eventually, she fell in love with all things about “school” and followed the path of her heart to serve kids and the adults who educate them.
Chief Instructional Officer
Larissa S. Flores
Larissa S. Flores is the Chief Instructional Office for Boerne ISD. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication-Journalism and a Master’s in Educational Administration from The University of Texas-Pan American (now UT-Rio Grande Valley) in Edinburg, TX. Larissa has been an educator for 17 years, all of which have been with Pharr San Juan Alamo ISD in San Juan, Texas.
She is the youngest in her family and grew up on the family ranch in deep South Texas. Her upbringing is where she learned the importance of a strong work ethic and knows the importance of building relationships. Her focus has always been in making sure that educating and caring for the child positively is foremost in every decision that is made. Every position she has held has given her the opportunity to gain more knowledge, experience and love for educating and developing the mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing of every child.
Surprisingly, education was not her initial career choice. With her Communications degree, she aspired to be a broadcast journalist, but her path led her in a different direction. She began teaching Journalism at PSJA High School in 2002; promoted to Assistant Principal at PSJA High in 2007; then was named the Principal of Ballew High School in 2012. Under her leadership, Ballew High School became an Early College High School, and this is where she helped her students of different ages meet their graduation requirements and connect them to college. Most recently, she was the Principal at Stephen F. Austin Middle School where her students and staff have received numerous academic distinctions from TEA.
Larissa is married to Azael “AZ” Flores, a longtime resident of Boerne and she has a 15-year old son, Ryan. She is now a full-time resident of Boerne and the newest member of the Boerne ISD family.
Chief Financial Officer
Tish Grill is the Chief Financial Officer for Boerne ISD. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Accounting from the University of Phoenix, and a Master of Professional Accountancy from Texas A&M University-San Antonio. She is a two-time award recipient of the Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society for Business and Business Administration. She holds a certification as a Registered Texas School Business Administrator.
She started her career in 1986 at Burnet CISD where she served 13 years as the Budget and Finance Director. She moved to Bandera ISD for 15 years as the Chief Financial Officer. Tish is currently in her fifth year as Chief Financial Officer for Boerne ISD.
She is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs, Governmental Financial Officers Association, American Institute of CPAs, Texas Association of School Business Officials, and Association of Texas Professional Educators.
Tish has been married to Richard, a school superintendent, for 34 years. They have two children - John, who is married to Megan; and Tracy, who is married to Kyle and is mother to grandsons Peyton and Lincoln.
Chief Technology Officer
Patti Holub is the Executive Director of Technology Services at Boerne ISD. She has 30 years of experience working in the technology field with 27 of those in K-12 education. Patti holds a Master in Business Administration degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration, with a double-major in Computer Information Systems and Accounting and a minor in Economics, also from Our Lady of the Lake University.
Previously, Patti worked at the San Antonio Independent School District, a large Texas school district with 50,000+ students, where she served as their Chief Technology Officer. She previously served in multiple roles for SAISD including Executive Director for Technology and Manager for the Project Management Department. Before her time in public education, Patti worked at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio as a Computer Programmer/Analyst. She is a member of the Texas CTO Council and of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).
Patti and her husband, Martin, live in Adkins, Texas and have a son, Cole, who is in college. She believes technology is a tool uniquely suited to making a difference in children’s lives and prepares them for success in the 21st Century workforce. She also believes when technology is thoughtfully integrated into the learning environment, teachers and students benefit from more individualized learning and a wealth of resources not available otherwise.
Chief Operations Officer
Henry Acosta comes to Boerne after serving as the Executive Director for Construction and Engineering at Northside Independent School District. Before becoming an Executive Director, Mr. Acosta was Northside's Director of Plant Maintenance & Operations. His leadership experience and expertise in public school district operations include years at Lackland ISD as the Executive Director of Construction and Operations and at Edgewood ISD as the Executive Project Manager for Construction and Operations.
Acosta holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Texas State University in San Marcos.
Executive Director of Whole Child Services
Lesa Pritchard is the Executive Director of Whole Child Services in Boerne ISD. A native of Louisiana, Lesa has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from McNeese State University and a Masters in Counseling Education from Sul Ross University. Lesa’s career in education includes being a high school psychology and leadership teacher, a national championship cheer coach, a high school lead counselor, and a Director of Counseling. She has worked in two states and five school districts. Lesa has been recognized as the Gulf Coast Career and Technology Counselor of the Year as well as the Texas School Counselor Supervisor of the Year. Lesa currently serves as the Texas School Counselor Association’s president-elect.
Lesa is married to Dean Pritchard. They have two sons, Ryne, an oil and gas attorney, and Kyle, a professional golfer. They are most proud of the six beautiful grandchildren they have been blessed with over the last seven years.
Executive Director of the Boerne Education Foundation and Coordinator of Community Partnerships
Yvette Reyna is the Executive Director of the Boerne Education Foundation and Coordinator of Community Partnerships. As a first-generation college student, Yvette has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a Cum Laude distinction and a Master of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of the Incarnate Word.
Yvette is an award-winning, results-oriented communications professional. She has fifteen years of experience working in nonprofits where her focus has been on fundraising, expert-level event planning, volunteer management, strategic marketing and building innovative community/business partnerships. For over a decade, she has been working in school districts within the cultural metropolis of San Antonio to the gentle-rolling hills of Live Oak and now she’s excited to experience the hill country charm of Boerne.
Yvette, and her husband David reside in Leon Springs with their three sons, Kameron, a Retail Sales Representative at The Hershey Corporation, Deveraux, a middle school student and Beau, an elementary school student.
Director of Special Education
Ann Seiter is in her 20th year in education and all 20 of those years have been spent in the field of Special Education. Ann has been a Special Education Teacher, Campus Coordinator, Area Coordinator and Assistant Principal at Curington Elementary School.
She then went on to be the Assistant Director of Special Education and the Director of Special Education at Boerne ISD, where she currently serves. Ann received her Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Psychology from South West Texas State University in 1977.
She earned her Master in Education Psychology specializing in Special Education from the Unversity of Texas at San Antonio in 2001. Ann earned her second Masters in Educational Leadership from UTSA in 2003.
Before her seven years at BISD, Ann worked in Southwest ISD, and Northside ISD.
She is married with three girls, two who attend BISD schools and are actively involved in Stock Shows.
Stan Leech is in his 35th year with Boerne I.S.D. He is in his 22nd year as the district Athletic Director.
Coach Leech was the head boys’ basketball coach at Boerne High School for twenty-two seasons and the head boys’ basketball coach at Champion High School for ten seasons.
Mr. Leech received his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in 1983 from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. He completed his master’s degree in Education in 1984 also at Tarleton State.
Mr. Leech is married to Carla Leech who taught at the elementary level for 31 years before retiring in 2015. Together, they have two adult children, Courtney and Coby and one grandson, Jack Wells.
Director of Communications
Bryan Benway serves as Boerne ISD's Director of Communications.
Mr. Benway came to Boerne ISD after serving as State Representative Kyle Biedermann's District Director for three years. Before working in the Texas Legislature, Benway held a variety of communications roles over the past decade, including as a Nationally Syndicated radio host, as a Broadcasting and Media Relations Director in professional hockey, and working at Schreiner University in Kerrville, among others.
Bryan, his wife Danica and stepson Phenix reside in Boerne. Phenix is enrolled at Boerne ISD.
Director of Safety and Security
Officer Hector Hernandez
Hector Hernandez has almost three decades of experience in law enforcement. Out of his 29 years of service, 18 have been with BISD working directly in safety and security. Officer Hernandez has worked as a School Resource Officer Field Supervisor and as a master peace officer. He also is a certified Mental Health Officer and holds certificates in FEMA Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools and by the Texas DPS in Criminal Investigations and Child Abuse Prevention and Investigations.