The Danville Schools Education Foundation & Alumni Association is governed by an all volunteer group of community board members.
Ben was born in Danville and graduated from DHS in 2011. After high school, he attended the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville; graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
After college, Ben worked in the public sector for three years as a traffic engineer. Now, a Product Development Manager for ASI Visual Collaboration Systems, Ben oversees the development of the educational software platform Student Sheet.
Ben comes from a large family of Danville alumni with his grandparents graduating in 1956, 1963, & 1964; parents in 1983 & 1990; sisters in 2006 & 2012; plus many more aunts, uncles, and cousins throughout the years. Ben and his dog Leo live in Louisville.
Ben has been volunteering with the DSEFAA since 2016.
Allen lives in Danville with his wife, Janine. They have a daughter, two sons, and two grandchildren. Sons, Greg and Chase, are proud graduates of Danville High School. Greg is in the Air Force and is a candidate to enter into the Air Force Academy. Chase attends college at Campbellsville University. Daughter Laura, her husband Christian, and two grandchildren, Haven and Ezera, live in Ocala, Florida.
Allen is a financial planner with Goldie Financial operating from an office in Harrodsburg. His firm advises and plans retirement needs, wealth accumulation and transfer, college saving, and income building. He’s originally from London, Kentucky where he graduated from Laurel County High School and then attended Sue Bennett College and Eastern Kentucky University.
In addition to the DSEFAA, Allen sits on the board of United Way of the Bluegrass, is chairman of the Harrodsburg First board and is past president and board chairman of Harrodsburg Rotary.
He and his wife enjoy riding bikes, going to the lake, and, when there is time, a little golf.
Loudetta was a 1972 graduate of Danville High School. She went on to graduate from Eastern Kentucky University with Bachelor of Arts in Accounting.
Loudetta has worked in the accounting field for more than 30 years. Past positions include: Controller - Council of State Governments; Controller - Computrex; Senior Financial Analyst - RR Donnelley; Assistant Controller - Quad Graphics; Accounting Manager - Panasonic; and Accounting Manager - Lincoln Manufacturing USA. She also has her own tax practice at home.
Loudetta has a strong passion for Danville School system and Danville Alumni. Her desire would be for all students in the Danville school system to lead successful lives. She likes to think outside of the box and feel that we need to be flexible in educating our youth - since we are all not cut from the same cookie cutter.
Loudetta and her grandson, a Danville High student, live in Danville.
Gail moved to Danville in 1976 from New York. Her husband at the time was teaching at Centre College. In 1980, Gail started working in the Danville Schools where she served until 2011. Gail spent seven years at Toliver in both the G/T position (for the district) and in fourth grade. In 1987, the district created Elementary Counselor positions and she finished her career in that role for 24 years at Jennie Rogers Elementary.
Gail has one daughter, Jennifer, who attended DHS, who, after earning her Bachelors and Masters degrees, is now married with one little boy, living in Arlington, Massachusetts and working in Boston.
Gail has been on the foundation board since retiring in 2011 and has been secretary the entire time.
Dr. Tammy McDonald, a Kentucky native, has dedicated 25 years of her career to improving education for students of all ages. She has a deep belief in public education and has worked tirelessly to improve academic achievement in her community and state. In order to best serve teachers and students, she earned both a Masters degree and an Educational Specialist degree in educational administration as well as a Doctor of Education in curriculum and instruction from Tennessee State University.
Tammy has 12 years of experience in teaching mathematics and visual art in sixth through twelfth grades. She has been an elementary principal and supervisor of instruction pre-K through grade 12 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. Between 2012 and 2018 she served as the Senior Executive Director of Content & Assessment Design for the Tennessee Department of Education. In this role, she worked with teachers and leaders from across the state on academic standards, instructional materials, and assessment readiness. She was responsible for all academic content, assessment development, and curricular resources for the entire state of Tennessee.
Additionally, she has taught graduate level courses in educational leadership and curriculum for both Middle Tennessee State University and Tennessee Technology University.
Currently she is the superintendent of Danville Independent Schools. Tammy has family in the area and is excited about her return to Kentucky. She is the proud mother of a 23-year-old daughter, who is currently a working nurse, and a son who is a student at Tennessee Tech University.
Superintendent of schools
Dr. Tammy McDonald
Mimi Becker is a 1972 graduate of Danville High School. Becker graduated from Bellarmine University in 1978 with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and in 1986 with a Master's in Business Administration. She taught and coached at Trinity High School in Louisville and served as Principal of Holy Trinity Elmentary School in Louisville before returning to Danville to serve as Executive Director of the Children's Learning Center. She retired from teaching and coaching after 19 years at Burgin Independent.
Becker is currently the Executive Director of the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County. She is married to Steve Becker and they have three children; Paul (DHS '03), Katherine (DHS '05) and Laura (DHS '08).
Jennifer is the proud parent of a John W. Bate 6th grader, and a Danville High School (DHS) Freshman. Her husband, Rev. Joey Pusateri, is the senior pastor of Danville’s First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) located just down Lexington Avenue from DHS.
Jennifer works for the University of Kentucky's Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) as the organization's Universal Design Consultant. Before her time at UK, Pusateri worked for the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) where she served as an education consultant and specialist in differentiated learning and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). During the 2017-2018 school year, Pusateri created and implemented a year-long UDL pilot program at John W. Bate Middle School. Jennifer also taught Arts & Humanities for grades K-8 at a nationally-recognized school for students with specific learning disabilities (SLD) in Louisville. Pusateri is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Kentucky.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys participating in community theatre and attending her daughters’ academic team competitions, soccer games, violin recitals and dance recitals. Jennifer Pusateri is a member of the Danville Schools Friends of the Arts board, and she is delighted to join the Danville Schools Education Foundation and Alumni Association.