Lisa Cunningham is proud to serve as the Executive Director of the San Antonio Education Partnership. After completing her undergraduate work in business and education at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas at San Antonio, Cunningham began her career in education as a teacher, curriculum developer and trainer. After pivoting into the for-profit business world for some time, Cunningham accepted a position with the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s office as the Executive Director of the Bexar County Family Justice Center. Most recently, she was appointed Interim Executive Director with the San Antonio Education Partnership in January 2019, and was ultimately named permanent Executive Director. In this new role, her passion for education and strong ties to the community will guide her as she serves the citizens of her hometown in this new capacity. Lisa adamantly believes in the enormous power education holds as the ultimate societal equalizer.
Lisa is a member of several local civic organizations and serves as a mentor for area high school students. She holds multiple certifications in Nonprofit Leadership, Fundraising and Non-Fatal Strangulation Prevention. Lisa also holds her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She lives in San Antonio with her two daughters, Madison and Haley, and their tiny rescue dog Charlie.