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

Ed Pilkington, Founder and Superintendent


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

Ed Pilkington’s  leadership experience includes the U.S. Army, public and private schools, and community organizations. He holds Bachelors and Education Specialist Degrees from the University of Arkansas. He earned a Masters Degree in Education from Northern Illinois University. He completed additional graduate work at the University of Arkansas and at the University of Tulsa. His teaching and administrative experience ranges from elementary school through college.

Ed serves the community as a board member for the Denton County MHMR and as Denton County representative to the North Central Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.


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.


Dr. Berner currently serves as Adjunct Professor at Collin College and teaches adult Sunday School in his church.



Tammy Booth, President and 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. Her experience includes both private and public companies. In addition, she served as interim accountant for a non-profit charity organization.  She is currently involved in community service for at risk kids.