• Brandilyn DePalma  Brandilyn DePalma
     Business Center Director
     (817) 740-7610
     
     Brandilyn DePalma earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University.  
     She has worked in school finance since 2000 and provides expertise in accounting, business  
     management, purchasing, facilities, and construction. Having more than 13 years of school finance  experience, Brandilyn leads the Business Center team that provides payroll and finance services to 
     districts and charters. She is also an active member of TASBO and is dedicated to servicing all of 
     the business office needs that our districts and charters have in school finance. 

  • Laura Weir
    Laura Weir
    Business Center Coordinator
    (817) 740-3602
     
    Laura Weir earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Bachelor of Business Science in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. With over nine years of industry and school district accounting experience, she also holds a Public Budgeting and Financial Management Certificate. She joined the ESC Region 11 in 2014 and currently serves as the Business Center Coordinator.
    Carol Kite
    Carol Kite
    Accounting Assistant
    (817) 740-7642
     
    Carol Kite has worked in data entry and bookkeeping since 1976. Carol is the security administrator for the TxEIS software in the Business Center. She is also responsible for purchasing, accounts receivable, deposits, and finance support. 
    Iris Sandoval
    Iris Sandoval 
    Payroll Specialist
    (817) 740-3635
     
    Iris Sandoval joined the ESC Region 11 in 2016, with an expertise in payroll. She currently serves as payroll support.
     
    Susan Morris Susan Morris
    Director Assistant
    (817) 740-3604
     
    Susan has over 30 years' experience in Retail Operations Management and Business Office Management. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Merchandising from North Texas State University and for the last twelve years, she handled all bookkeeping and finance support for a local district's Athletic department. She joined the ESC Region 11 in 2017 and currently serves as the Director Assistant for the business center.
     
    Spencer Davis
    Spencer Davis, MBA, CTSBS
    Business Services Accountant
    (817) 740-7706
     
    Spencer Davis earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Howard Payne University and his Masters in Business Administration from West Texas A&M University. He is also working on his CTSBS certification from TASBO. He joined the ESC Region 11 in 2014 and currently serves as finance and payroll support.
    Tim Hood
    Tim Hood, RTSBA
    Accountant
    (817) 740-7615
     
    Tim Hood earned his Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Alabama and his Masters of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has seven years of school finance experience and is an active member of TASBO, being RTSBA certified. He joined the ESC Region 11 in 2016 and currently serves as finance support for the Business Center. 
  • Ashley StephensAshley Stephens
    Payroll Specialist
    (817) 740-3663
     
    Ashley Stephens has two years of corporate payroll experience, and has worked for the ESC Region 11 since 2007. She currently serves as payroll support.
     Nova Pontuti
    Nova Pontuti
    Payroll Specialist
    (817) 740-7531

    Jessica Duran
    Jessica Duran
    Business Services Accountant
    (817) 740-7695

    Jessica Duran has twelve years of business experience working in both education and industry. She currently processes accounts payables, as well as providing finance support with quality care and excellent customer service.  
    Melissa Armstrong
    Melissa Sackett
    Accounting Assistant
    (817) 740-7609
     
    Melissa Sackett has been with the ESC Region 11 since 2002 working in the budget and central registration offices. She currently serves in the Business Center working with accounts receivable. 
    Sandra Dupuis
    Sandra Dupuis
    Accountant
    (817) 740-7522

    Sandra Dupuis has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and joined the ESC Region 11 in 2014. She has worked in corporate accounting since 1990 and began working in school business in 2007. She currently serves as finance support for the business center. 
     
    Christin Graham Christin Graham, CTSBO
    Business Services Accountant
    (817) 740-3660
     
    Christin Graham earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting and has been in school business since 2010. She is an active member of TASBO and currently has her CTSBO certification. She joined the ESC Region 11 in 2017 and currently serves as finance support.

Consultants

  • Hank Johnson, CPAHank Johnson
    Consultant for the ESC Region 11 Business Center
     
    Hank Johnson, former Deputy Superintendent for Finance, Business, and Operations for Fort Worth ISD, joined the ESC Region 11 Business Center team in 2014. This is especially exciting because Hank will be bringing his expertise to the Texas school districts and charter schools we serve, assisting them in all aspects of finance and business operations. Hank has previously served in Grapevine-Colleyville, Richardson, and Plano ISD's. With more than 25 years of experience in school business and finance, he was recently named CFO of the year by the Fort Worth Business Press.