Linda Brunson is co-founder and president. Attending K-5 at Dinsmore Elementary set her on a path for a good education – leading to a college degree and a CPA license. In 3rd grade, her parents told her she was “on her own” as they could no longer answer her homework questions. Linda established Friends of Dinsmore Elementary as she has kept in contact with the community and believes there are a lot of kids who are “on their own.” Now that Linda is retired, she has time to give back to the school.

Mrs. Reese is co-founder and corporate secretary. She has been an educator for 39 years and an administrator for 17 years, 10 years as a school principal. Mrs. Reese was a classroom teacher for 22 years. Her bachelor’s degree is in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

Roger Mann is co-founder and treasurer. He attended Dinsmore Elementary and has remained in the community for the subsequent 50+ years. Roger retired as Public Works Superintendent of Highways with the City of Jacksonville.

Jennifer Erixton works in administration at Dinsmore Elementary, serves as the school advisory council (“SAC”) Chairperson, and also works in the school’s extended day program. With all that happening, it is no surprise that Jennifer also resides in the community.