• RMA board members are dedicated and committed community leaders who are passionate about increasing educational opportunities for RMA students across the state. Members include representative experts in their fields of education, business, and law. As a collective body, they are committed to driving visionary change for public education in the state of Texas.

    With students as their primary focus, the RMA Public Schools' Board of Trustees acts as the school district’s policy-making body and is the official representative of the people for all students enrolled on an RMA campus.  The Board of Trustees serves without compensation and works diligently to ensure the district provides a remarkable educational experience for the students of RMA Public Schools.  
     
    The RMA Board of Trustees functions under the laws of the State of Texas in establishing district policy. Board Meetings are open to the public except for designated executive sessions held in accordance with Texas Open Meeting Laws.

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Dr. Belinda Pustka - President

After 32 years in public education, Dr. Pustka retired as an administrator from K-12 public education. Since her first retirement, she has been a visiting or clinical professor for the University of Houston and the Universities of Texas at San Antonio and in Austin. She worked two sessions in Austin for the Chairman of the House Education Committee. During the past seven years, Dr. Pustka has been actively involved in the world of the nonprofit in San Antonio, Texas, both as an Executive Director of a nonprofit organization and serving on the boards of others. This past summer, she completed her Masters NAL at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, which piqued her interest in Native American Law.

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Rose Thompson, Vice President

Ms. Rose Thompson was raised in Lubbock, TX, by W E and Mary Rainwater. After graduating from Dunbar High School, she attended Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma, where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education and graduated with honors. She has a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Texas, Killeen, Texas. Her Professional Experience includes Education Specialist--U.S. Government, Nuremberg, Germany and Ft. Hood, Texas; One of the first Education Specialists to open an Army Education Center in Kuwait Guidance Counselor--U.S. Government, Ft. Hood, Texas and Yongsan, Korea Drug and Alcohol Counselor-U.S Government, Fort Hood, Texas Therapist for the Bair Foundation, Waco, Texas In 2000, she embarked upon a new career-Charter School Administrator. Ms. Thompson has worked diligently to improve the educational skills and quality of life of her diverse student population. Having worked twelve years as the Director of The Richard Milburn Academy of Killeen, Rose retired in 2012. Nowadays, she spends her time writing poetry, working with children, and serving on the Board of Trustees for The First Tee, an organization created to teach children about the game of golf while instilling in them core values. While Ms. Thompson has enjoyed a successful career. She has reared a loving family: Teffanie White, her only daughter, is also employed by Richard Milburn. But, her pride and joy are reserved for her two grandchildren: Imhotep and Halima White. When asked, what is your legacy? She smiled and quoted the profound motto she created, "Our Children are at Reach, Not at Risk." She is guided by GOD and pursues peace for all children.

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Dr. Francis White, Treasurer

Dr. Francis White serves as RMA Schools' Board Treasurer. He is a published author, career-educator, and currently holds the role of Associate Professor of Educational Leadership & Counseling at Prairie View A&M University. He studied at Auburn University and Virginia Poly-Tech, where he earned his ED.S. in Counselor Education and ED.D. in Counseling & Student Personnel, respectively. In addition to his nearly sixty years of professional experience in the field of education, Dr. White has committed his time to over a dozen additional professional organizations, committees, and services.

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Donald Nemec, Secretary

Donald C. Nemec is a licensed attorney who represents individuals and organizations in a variety of legal areas, including debt relief, family law, consumer law, general civil litigation, and business consultation. He has managed a successful law practice since 2008, serving Fort Worth, the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and Texas statewide through his online legal services. Mr. Nemec holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law

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Robert Clemons, Assistant Secretary

Robert Clemons has served in the education field his entire professional career and is the president of Texas Education Marketing, located in Waco, Texas. He holds a Bachelors's and Master's degree from Baylor University, also located in Waco. Mr. Clemons brings a wealth of educational experience to the RMA board holding his superintendent's and principal's certifications, Texas teaching certificate, and coaching credentials.  As an active member of the Texas Charter School Association and Texas Association of School Administrators, Mr. Clemons can provide a unique vantage point to assist faculty and staff.