Susie Clark, Shera-Donne Lee, and Lisa Williams join the Bullard ISD Wall of Honor
The Wall of Honor, located just outside the Audry B. Owens Auditorium at Bullard High School, showcases approximately 100 former Bullard ISD educators or alumni, board members, servicemembers, community leaders, and others who have enriched the lives of Bullard ISD students and brought honor to the Bullard ISD community.
In a ceremony held on May 7, 2023, three former Bullard ISD educators - Susie Clark, Shera-Donne Lee, and Lisa Williams - joined this number as the 2023 Wall of Honor inductees.
"What a remarkable group of individuals," Superintendent Dr. Jack Lee said. "To our three inductees, while there is so much that you should be proud of, be most proud of the many lives that you have touched and changed for the better."
2023 Wall of Honor Inductees
Susie Clark has a heart for making sure all students thrive.
Susie is a retired educator who was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She has two children, Cameron and Chandler, and she received her degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Susie spent 33 years in the special education department at Bullard High School. She worked tirelessly to advocate for the many students and families in her care.
As head of the special education department, she grew the program from 14 students, one teacher, and one aide to more than 80 students, three teachers, and eight aides.
Susie was always there for her students and their families, making sure they felt safe, loved, and heard. Each year, she helped her students grow. She had high expectations for their success and was there alongside them every step of the way.
Susie formed deep relationships with her students and, as a result, created individual goals based on each student’s strengths, weaknesses, and personalities. She celebrated their successes and pushed them to accomplish more. Susie’s efforts helped her students build confidence in themselves and their achievements.
Now, Susie travels to Seatle every six weeks to spend time with the love of her life, her grandson Zavier. Being a “Susu” - as Xavier calls her - is her greatest joy.
A fixture in Bullard ISD since 1999, Shera-Donne Lee is one of a kind. Her smiling face, encouraging personality, and genuine compassion truly sets her apart.
Shera-Donne began working in Bullard ISD in 1999, but her days as a Panther actually began in 1981 when her family moved to Bullard from Canton, Ohio. At that time Shera-Donne was in the sixth grade.
Throughout her high school years, she excelled at volleyball, basketball, tennis, and track, won many academic awards, and even took her talents to the stage by being part of two One-Act-Plays before graduating in 1988.
After high school, Shera-Donne proudly served our country as a member of the United States Navy. She worked for the Chaplain of the USS Samuel Gompers AD-37 and went on two six-month Western Pacific tours. Though she never saw combat or enemy fire, she was onboard her ship to tend to tethered ships and the crew members who had been under fire and needed Chaplain counseling. Shera-Donne also served as a liaison between Navy Relief and her fellow shipmates. Religious Program Specialist Third Class Shera-Donne Beckley was Honorably Discharged in May 1992.
Shera-Donne is the proud mother of Sierra Niccole and Tanner Alan, who are both graduates of Bullard ISD. She is also a very proud aunt to Naylan and Hunter Phelps, also Bullard graduates. Her sister April is her best friend, and as Shera-Donne would say, "Her rock!" Shera-Donne is a member of the First Baptist Church of Bullard and participates in the choir.
In 1999, Shera-Donne began working in Bullard ISD as a custodian and would later move into a PE teacher’s aide position at the elementary school. Over the years to come, Shera-Donne also served as a computer teacher aide at the elementary school and then a library aide at the intermediate school. In the fall of 2009, Shera-Donne moved to the administration building to be the Human Resources and Personnel Secretary. Whenever you came by her office, you were certainly greeted with a smile and a warm hello.
After her kids graduated and began careers of their own, Shera-Donne decided to go to college. She received her associates degree from Tyler Junior College in 2019, a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Tyler in 2021, and is now working on her Master’s degree in Human Resources.
Shera-Donne is a devoted mother, a forever Bullard Panther fan, and a friend to all.
From teaching roles to administrative leadership, Lisa Williams is a loved and respected name in Bullard ISD.
Lisa is a 1981 graduate of LaPoynor High School. She continued her education at Stephen F. Austin State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master of Education. This would begin a career in education that would impact not only her students but the families and educators she worked with until her retirement in 2021.
Lisa began teaching in New Summerfield ISD and Overton ISD before relocating to Bullard. She then served in Bullard ISD as a proud Bullard Panther for 19 years. Lisa made a positive impact on the lives of students and families in her roles as DAEP supervisor, transportation director, assistant principal of Bullard Middle School, Principal of Bullard Elementary, Interim Principal at Bullard High School, and ultimately Special Education Director. In other words, her impact ranges across countless students and a variety of grade levels.
Lisa is also an active member of the Bullard community. In 2013, Lisa received the Bullard Woman of the Year award. Her service also includes co-chairing the Bullard Kid’s Park Committee. If you’ve ever driven through Bullard on a sunny day, you’ve seen the number of children and families who enjoy this park. Lisa is also a member of Green Acres South Baptist Church.
Lisa is married to her husband Chip. They have four children, Justin, Zach, Ty, and Ashley, and eight grandchildren, with one more on the way.
When she is not loving on these grandbabies, Lisa enjoys building her second career as a local real estate agent.
Lisa’s impact on the students of Bullard ISD is great. Her goal was to care for these children’s whole well-being and not just their education. However, in her eyes, the students impacted her more as she recalls countless memories of hugs, smiles, and sometimes tears. Lisa’s hope is that each student knew they were loved every day.
Congratulations, ladies, and welcome to the Bullard ISD Wall of Honor.