Executive Director of Student Advancement
Leslee Shepherd currently serves as the Executive Director of Student Advancement for Keller ISD. In this position, she oversees College and Career Readiness for the district. During her career, she has worked in varying roles including a high school teacher, assistant principal, principal and district CTE Director. Over her career, Leslee has brought expertise and leadership to areas such as student and teacher development, overall campus and district improvement initiatives and district programming that has provided multiple, real-world opportunities for students. As a daughter of a former Texas Superintendent, Leslee is passionate about the education and career development of students and the support of the educators guiding their paths. In addition, Leslee serves as a Board Member of the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Keller Police Department Citizens Advisory Committee. Leslee holds a Bachelor of Arts from East Texas Baptist University and a Master of Education from Texas A & M University at Commerce. She and her husband, Tim, live in Fort Worth and have one daughter who is a teacher and softball coach in Keller ISD.
Dr. Robert Wright
Director of CTE
CTE Community Engagement Coordinator
Keith Killebrew is one of the CTE Coordinators for KISD and leads the School of Engineering. He serves on a team that has been instrumental in the development and work taking place at the Keller Center for Advanced Learning (KCAL). Currently, over 4000 students take career tech courses at KCAL including engineering courses from the nationally recognized STEM program, Project Lead The Way. Keith has spent much of his career working with this organization and was honored to be selected as a PLTW Master Teacher for PLTW’s capstone course, Engineering Design and Development. During Keith’s 13 years in education, his team has implemented work-based learning programs in Keller that engage over 700+ students each year in internships and apprenticeships with over 160 business partners. One of these key business partners, Lockheed Martin, employs 26 PLTW seniors from Keller ISD as interns. These students are part of the Lockheed Martin PLTW High School Internship Program that begins with internships in high school, continues with summer internships while in college and culminates with job offers with Lockheed Martin upon college graduation. Keith received his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from the University of Texas in Arlington.