NFTE North Texas Advisory Board
Craig Hall (chair emeritus)
Nicole Weeldreyer (chair)
NFTE North Texas Staff
Karen Ezell, Program Director
As Program Director of NFTE North Texas, Karen Ezell oversees the successful implementation of the NFTE program in the North Texas Area. Karen works directly with teachers and students within the Dallas and Irving Independent School Districts providing guidance in the development of student owned businesses, professional development for teachers, coordinating guest speakers into the classroom, organizing regional business plan competitions, and ensuring the that NFTE Curriculum is in alignment with the Texas State Standards.
Prior to joining the NFTE North Texas staff in May 2005, Karen spent 8 years teaching mathematics in the Grand Prairie, Abilene and Garland Independent School Districts. Karen also has 20 years market research experience having worked with clients such as Southern California Edison, NationsBank, Braniff Airlines, and Hilton Hotels.