The Fund for Public Education is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports Teton County School District #1 in western Wyoming. Please take a moment to meet our team.
Helen grew up in Cleveland, went to college in Connecticut, and after moved directly to Wyoming. She has been in Jackson for 20 years. Jackson is where she met her husband, Sean, and is where she is currently raising her 3 school-aged daughters. Before having children, Helen’s most accomplished work experience was at Teton Youth and Family Services, where she fulfilled a variety of roles – Counselor at Van Vleck House group home, Diversion Officer, and Coordinator of the Teton Family Treatment Court. Since then, she has gravitated towards different fields – dabbling in Interior Design and being a Stylist for Pearl by Lela Rose. It is a commitment to children and community that brought her to the TCEF as a Board Member in 2016.
Greg Prugh was born and raised in Jackson Hole. His deep knowledge of the markets and love of this community has translated into a strong career in real estate. Known for his finely-tuned negotiation skills and an honest approach, Greg is a trusted advocate and advisor. Greg graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in East Asian Studies and Finance, He has served on the Teton County Education Foundation Board since 2016.
Ashley was raised in Jackson until she graduated from Jackson Hole High School. She then moved on to earn a degree in International Business with a minor in Spanish from the University of North Carolina. Her business savvy & sharp eye were instrumental in managing multi-million-dollar digital marketing campaigns for a major online eyewear retailer. Her experience has given her great insight into sales & marketing, both online & off. With her husband, Mike, also from Jackson, she has lived all over the United States during Mike’s time in the Air Force. Ashley and her family have recently returned to the valley they have always thought of as home to raise their two children. Since returning, Ashley has become an active member of the community and is on the Teton Board of Realtors’ Events and YPN Committee as well as proudly being the newest Board member of the Teton County Education Foundation.
After raising a family for forty-five years in Columbus, Ohio, Lisa and her husband became full-time residents of Jackson in 2000. In Ohio she was a volunteer and board member of the Junior League of Columbus, a docent and member of the Women’s Board of the Columbus Museum of Art and a school volunteer. She also worked in the Development Department of the Columbus Academy for several years. Since moving to Jackson she has served as a board member of Teton Youth and Family Services, One 22, and the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, as well as a docent and board member of the National Museum of Wildlife Art. She enjoys traveling, fly fishing, and her family.
Dr. Gillian Chapman
Originally from Kansas City, Dr. Gillian Chapman has been the superintendent of schools in Teton County since 2015. A passionate believer in each student, Gillian creatively approaches educating students and is relentless in ensuring each student has the best educators, resources, facilities and team members to help them meet their goals. Gillian holds degrees from Pepperdine University B.A. in French, University of Central Missouri M.S.E in curriculum and instruction, St Louis University doctorate in administration and leadership. She is grateful for the support of TCEF to ensure every student can explore many opportunities in our schools and community.
Kate Mead, Esq.
Jason grew up in Washington State, attended college at Washington State University, and moved to Jackson shortly after graduating. Jackson is where he found a sense of community. Since living here, Jason has worked in both the travel and tourism industry as well as for local non-profits. His love and passion for equity and quality in education inspired him to apply for the Executive Director role at the Fund for Public Education and he could not be happier with the opportunity to lead this amazing organization into the future.