Wendy Richard Tilford is a speaker, advisor, franchise owner and thought leader in K-12 and supplemental education. Guided by a belief that education opens doors of opportunity, she has worked for nearly two decades to provide families and students with educational resources, programs and strategies that create a strong foundation for life-long learning and future success.

Wendy’s transition into education, after spending years in public policy, was natural. Her passion for education and leadership, as well as her business savvy, caught the attention of corporate leaders of the foremost tutoring and test prep center in the country. That corporation asked her to serve on its Franchise Advisory Council, and later chose her to serve as president of its Greater Houston Co-op. There, she led efforts to create strategic partnerships and increase brand awareness in Houston and the surrounding area.  While her list of professional accomplishments continued to grow so did her desire to help more families develop a roadmap for academic success.

Wendy is a member of the board of directors for iWrite Literacy Organization and the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation - Ladies of Literacy Guild. She also serves as the Business Member Representative for eight schools in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) as a member of HISD’s Shared Decision-Making Committee.

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