Every institution needs leadership.  Willow Bend Academy has a highly qualified staff of veteran leaders.

Ed Pilkington, Superintendent and President


Contact at ep@willowbend.academy or ep@willowbendacademy.com

Ed Pilkington holds Bachelors and Education Specialist Degrees from the University of Arkansas and a Masters Degree in Education from Northern Illinois University. Additional graduate work has been completed at the University of Arkansas and at the University of Tulsa. He has many years of experience both with teaching and administration from elementary school through college.


Tena Pilkington, Founder and Co-OwnerTenaPilkington

Contact at: tenapilkington@yahoo.com

Tena Pilkington holds a Bachelors Degree in Education from the University of North Texas.  She has over 25 years of classroom experience with both elementary and high school students including students with physical and emotional disabilities.


Dr. Peter Berner, High School Principal, Plano campusDrPeterBerner

Contact at: pberner@willowbend.academy or pberner@willowbendacademy.com

Dr. Peter Berner holds a Masters of Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  He also has over thirty years of teaching experience at both high school and college levels.



Tammy Booth, Chief Financial OfficerTammyBooth

Contact at: tbooth@willowbend.academy or tbooth@willowbendacademy.com

Tammy Booth attended Texas A&M University. She has 30 years of experience in accounting and human resources management with both private and public companies. In addition, she has served as interim accountant for a non-profit charity organization, and is currently involved in community service for at risk kids.