Tillman Academy

Tillman Academy is an independent school, opening in August 2021, providing a classical curriculum and a focus on leadership, character and civic virtue.


Looking for something fun and educational for your kids to do next week? Check out this world geography project! More hands-on meaningful learning activities like this will be posted here next week.


A week ago, my friend and I had the pleasure of taking photos of these five sweet kids. We had fun playing in the woods and taking pictures for the Civic Virtue page of the Tillman Academy website. Check out how great the photos look on the website: https://www.tillmanacademy.org/civic-virture

[02/04/20]   What grade levels will be taught at Tillman Academy?

In 2021, Tillman Academy will open enrolling grades K-6. The school will grow one grade per year until it becomes a full educational ecosystem, consisting of grades K-12.


A quote to start the week with...


Happy New Year from Tillman Academy! With an opening date of August 2021, there's much work to get done in 2020. We are so excited about the adventures ahead!

[12/28/19]   Important news!

Our team has decided to establish Tillman Academy as an independent private school, opening in August 2021. This status enables us to create an optimal environment to achieve the school’s mission and vision.

Exciting adventures ahead!


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Terry Weaver and Robert S. Anders represent Tillman Academy: K-12 Public Charter School at the Pat Tillman Foundation (Official) Leadership Summit 2019 this past weekend!


Congrats to our board member, Terry Weaver, for his feature article in Behind the Gates magazine at Carlton Woods! Read the article and don't miss the paragraph about Tillman Academy: K-12 Public Charter School!


Great News!
Our non-profit status was approved by the IRS today!

tillmanacademy.org 06/26/2019

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Learn more about Tillman Academy: K-12 Public Charter School at www.tillmanacademy.org

tillmanacademy.org Tillman Academy is a K-12 tuition-free public charter school that is currently being created in Conroe, Texas. Projected to open in 2021, the school is designed with a classical curriculum and emphasizes the development of leadership, character and civic virtue. 


Meet Our Team
Janet Coe: Advisory Board

Janet Coe has been an educator in private and public schools for over 25 years, serving as both teacher and administrator. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas and a Master of Education degree in instructional Technology from Sam Houston State University. Currently, Janet is the Director of instructional Technology and Innovation at Woodlands Christian Academy. She oversees the educational use of technology with a focus on coaching teachers and administrators on best practices when incorporating technology into curriculum.

[06/20/19]   “It is a matter of great satisfaction to me to hope that my children will be in circumstances to receive a good education. Mine was defective and I feel the inconvenience, if not the misfortune of not receiving a classical education. Knowledge is the food of genius, and my son, let no opportunity escape you to treasure up knowledge.”
- Sam Houston

qualitycharters.org 06/18/2019

Top Ten Insights

Authorizers are 57% more likely to approve a classical education model!


qualitycharters.org NACSA’s first-ever analysis of the national charter school pipeline reveals a sector with a tremendous variety of applicants and educational models—a more diverse sector than the common narrative would suggest. It also reveals the significant impact authorizers have in shaping the public educati...

[06/17/19]   "Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."

~ Thomas Jefferson


Meet Our Team
Daryl Jones: Advisory Board

Daryl Jones is a public speaker, author, entrepreneur, and visionary in the community. He is the CEO and founder of Born 2 Live, a business that provides tools to, Empower, Encourage, and Equip others to live effective purposeful lives. He connects with our community's youth daily as CEO of ProTraining4Life, which provides coaching and training to student athletes, and as a coach at Legacy Prep. Before becoming an entrepreneur and coach, Daryl was a Major League Baseball Player for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds.

[06/12/19]   "Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become."

~ Hereclitus


Meet Our Team
James Kennedy: Director, Founding Board

James Kennedy, the Founder and CEO of SteepSteel, has been working and consulting in real estate investment and development for nearly 25 years. James holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California as well as a Master of Science in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver. In addition, James has earned the highly-coveted Certified Commercial Investment Member designation. When James isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering for a Houston Area YMCA Board, serving as a board member for the Tillman Academy, and teaching a business fundamentals course for VEL Institute. James is also a disabled veteran of the U.S. military.

[06/08/19]   "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

~ John Quincy Adams


Lisa Gates Branch, Emily Anders and Robert S. Anders represented Tillman Academy: K-12 Public Charter School last night at The Evolution of A Leader book launch!

Author, Terry Weaver, is giving away 50% of the profits from the first 90 days of his book sales to 10 worthy non-profit organizations.

We are honored to be one of the chosen non-profits!


Meet Our Team
Lisa Gates Branch: Director, Founding Board

Lisa Branch is a life-long educator. She double majored in Elementary Education and Psychology at Houston Baptist University and later, earned a degree in Christian Ministries from Indiana Christian University. Lisa has taught in all genres of education: public, private, charter, and home school. Throughout her teaching career, she has served students in the capacity of teacher, assistant principal and principal. In 2009, Lisa became the co-owner of three LearningRx Centers in the North Houston area, where she continues to change the lives of students and families in a dynamic way. Lisa is community minded and currently serves on the Board for CASA of Walker, Trinity, and San Jacinto Counties, the Huntsville Leadership Institute Board of Directors, and on the Board for Summit Christian Academy.

[06/04/19]   "Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel."
~ Socrates


Meet Our Team
Adam Burke: President, Co-Founder

Adam graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2004 with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Civil Engineering. He then served in the US Army as a Scout Platoon Leader of a Heavy Cavalry unit and as an athlete in the World Class Athlete Program, where he competed in the javelin throw in the 2008 Olympic Trials. After departing the Army in 2012, Adam held a position engaged in business sales, helping companies large and small hire veterans. During this time, he also opened a CrossFit gym, started a real estate investment company, and developed a FitTech mobile application. Adam then attended the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, earning an MBA with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Real Estate Finance. Shortly after graduation, he accepted the position as the CEO of Active Water Solutions, a startup manufacturing company constructing equipment that cleans wastewater to protect the environment and public health. During his tenure thus far, the company has seen significant growth and is becoming a recognizable player in the industry. Adam has long been passionate about impacting education on a grand scale and is very excited to being to do so as the President of the Board of the Tillman Academy.

tillmanacademy.org 06/01/2019

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Excited to announce that our website is live!


tillmanacademy.org Tillman Academy is a K-12 tuition-free public charter school that is currently being created in Conroe, Texas. Projected to open in 2021, the school is designed with a classical curriculum and emphasizes the development of leadership, character and civic virtue. 

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We had a wonderful time spreading the word about Tillman Academy at the Conroe Family YMCA Memorial Day event. So glad our whole board (Terry Weaver, Lisa Gates Branch, Robert S. Anders, Adam Burke, Emily Anders, and James Kennedy) could be there.


Today we honor our country's fallen heroes, like Pat Tillman, who sacrificed so much for our great nation. Remembering Pat and others like him, strengthens and inspires us to their lofty example of leadership, character & civic virtue. Freedom is not free.

[05/18/19]   A big THANK YOU to JSBC Marketing for selecting Tillman Academy as their pro-bono client! Excited to be launching our website by the end of the month.




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