LeAnna Schooley, Ph.D.Executive Director
Executive Director LeAnna Schooley holds a Ph.D. in American History from TCU. A native of Fort Worth, childhood vacations to historic sites of all kinds cemented her interest in history early on in life. She holds bachelor degrees in Museum Studies and History from Baylor University and a master’s degree in Architectural Studies emphasizing Historic Preservation from the University of Texas at Austin.
She previously served as Executive Director of the Fort Stockton Historical Society, Military Sites and Survey Coordinator at the Texas Historical Commission, and Curator/Facilities Manager of the W. K. Gordon Center at the Thurber ghost town. She is a member of several civic and professional organizations including Texas State Historical Association, Texas Association of Museums, and American Alliance of Museums and has served as president of the Big Bend Area Travel Association (now the Texas Mountain Heritage Trail Region) and the Texas Forts Heritage Trail Region.