Educate Midland Staff

Pervis Evans

Executive Director
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.

Mike Mills

Program Director
Mike grew up as an “Air Force brat” living in several countries in Europe and various parts of the United States. He moved to Midland in 1991 from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. He joined the Educate Midland team, as its Program Director, in October of 2017. Mike has served in various forms of church ministry throughout his adult life, he owned and operated a small family business in Midland for 21 years, he has served on various boards and committees related to education in Midland. For the past six years, Mike started and directed a male mentoring program at Midland High School and Lee High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pastoral Theology at Hyles-Anderson College in Crown Point, Indiana and is an ordained minister.
Mike enjoys the outdoors, loves to cycle, hike, and travel. He enjoys sharing the beauty of life with his wife of 31 years, Teresa, and their children Denny, David and Elizabeth.

Deonne Presley

Administrative Assistant
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. She is 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.

Board of Directors

Laura Roman

President

Partner – Weaver

Luis Sanchez

Secretary

County Commissioner – Midland County

Susan Spratlen

Treasurer

Vice President – Pioneer Resources

Brian Stubbs

Director

General Manager of Air Compressor Solutions

Ronnie Scott

Director

CEO – Development Capital Resources

Rosalind Perkins

Director

Executive Director – Greater Ideal Family Life Center

Lael Cordes-Pitts

Director

Executive Director of Henry Foundation

Former Board Members

Mark Palmer

(President 2015-2016)

Executive Director of Abell-Hanger Foundation

Grant Billingsley

(Secretary 2015-2016)

Executive Director of Scharbauer Foundation

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3500 N. A Street, Suite #2700
Midland, Texas 79705
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