Mission Statement

Rocket City SGO was founded specifically to help provide families from Huntsville and the surrounding communities with a true choice in the education of their children. To accomplish this mission, it is our sincere desire to partner with every qualifying school in the region. This includes private, public, and charter schools.

The Alabama Accountability Act of 2013 provided the framework for SGOs like Rocket City SGO to pay tuition for private school, and fees associated with attendance to special public school programs like magnets, for qualifying low-income students. Participation in the program is easy and requires very little effort on the part of participating schools.

Board of Directors and Staff

Rocket City SGO’s Board of Directors consists of professionals and stakeholders from the Tennessee Valley community.

Becky Weis

Originally from Colorado, Becky Weis moved to Huntsville, AL with her husband and two sons in 2012. She has a background in Special Education and a special place in her heart for children of all ages.

Brad Garland

Brad is a CPA by trade and an Auburn Graduate. He’s actively involved philanthropically in his community and seeks to make a difference whenever possible.

Jessica Hovis Smith

Jessica is the Vice President of Longview Financial Advisors, INC> She holds the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation and educates individuals and nonprofits on the alignment of giving, talents and passion.

Dave Lakin

Dave is a Professional Public Speaker, Business Trainer and coach. He has been on several boards providing his expertise and insight.

Kelly Martin

Kelly is the co-founder of Rocket SGO, having helped Brad start the organization. Kelli is an Auburn University alumni, and she and her family have called Huntsville home for over 12 years.

Tristram Evans

Tristram is originally from Great Britain (via California) and works for a law firm in downtown Huntsville.  His driving motivation in life is spreading kindness and helping others.  Tristram has a 3-year old daughter and lives in Huntsville.

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