Reviews and Impact Statements

Letter received from Devona Burgess, Principal of Edward J. Briscoe Elementary School in Fort Worth, Texas.

August 9, 2021

Devona Burgess, Principal
Edward J. Briscoe Elementary

2751 Yuma Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76104

Edward J. Briscoe is honored to partner with the Lockett Family Charitable Foundation and celebrate its 5th anniversary of helping countless families and supporting the community. Mr. Jerome Johnson sets a standard that places people first, and we are blessed to have him as a partner at Edward J. Briscoe Elementary. He serves on our SBDM committee and provides valuable input that pushes us forward. He continues to advocate for our school through the Lockett Family Charitable Foundation, which has connected us with other agencies and community partners who have provided snacks for tutoring, Saturday School, incentives, and catering for Staff.

Mr. Johnson is always looking for ways to better support what we are trying to achieve at our campus. He participated as an enthusiastic leader of one of our Houses, Heshima the purple house, and was our students’ role model and mentor. To kick off the 2020-2021 school year, he extended an invitation for our campus leaders to join the Foundation’s visioning event. Through that event, we have seen our vision begin to become a reality.

We are looking forward to seeing what this partnership will bring. We could not do the work we do without the Lockett Family Charitable Foundation. Thank you for all that you do. The best is yet to come!


Devona L Burgess