Pete Pawelek was raised on a working farm and ranch in Atascosa County and graduated from Jourdanton High School. Pete participated in FFA and he served as a Chapter, Area and State officer. He credits the individual and team competitions and the good example of his FFA teacher, Mr. McAllister, for the leadership skills that have guided him throughout his life. He attended Southwest Texas State University and came back home to help on his family’s ranch. Pete’s wife, Lynse, graduated from PHS in 1974 and has worked in the Pleasanton ISD for many years. Their four sons are Pleasanton High School graduates and his grandchildren are currently the third generation enrolled in Pleasanton schools. Pete has served community organizations including Atascosa County Stock Show Association, Pleasanton Young Farmers, and currently serves as President of Atascosa County Farm Bureau. Pete is proud to serve with the team of eight board members who are making important decisions that will have a positive effect on the education of students for future generations. He places a high priority on being an active voice for the members of his district and being an advocate for the teachers and students of Pleasanton ISD.