Pervis grew up in Lubbock, TX and moved to Midland in 2003. He joined Educate Midland, as its Executive Director, in September of 2016. For nearly 20 years, Pervis has served in various leadership, advocacy, and reform roles in K-12 education, higher education, non-profit and state agency. He earned Bachelor of General Studies and Master of Science degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas Tech University. He also earned a Master of Education degree in Counseling from Sul Ross State University.
In addition to a career in education and social services, Pervis is a songwriter, a recording artist, and co-owner of a small publishing company. He enjoys travel adventures, the arts, and spending quality time with his wife, Michelle, and their children, Jaden and McKinley.
Mrs. Presley has nineteen years of administrative and management experience in education, nonprofit, and business sectors. She earned an Associate of Arts degree and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree in Business Management from Midland College.
In addition, Mrs. Presley served in the U.S. Army, as a Notary Public, and frequently volunteers in the community. She enjoys reading books, riding horses and spending quality time with her husband, Chris, their 6 children, and two granddaughters, Sebrina and Avery.
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