Our Board

Know & Grow Learning Depot, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) with a rock-solid foundation.

None of the board members have any family/relatives attending Dinsmore Elementary or any other elementary school in Northwest Jacksonville. We are dedicated to helping all students succeed.

Linda Brunson, President


Retired, former CPA

110 Mills Lane, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Attending K-5 at Dinsmore Elementary set Linda on a path for a good education – leading to a college degree and a CPA license. In 3rd grade, her parents told her she was “on her own” as they could no longer answer her homework questions. Linda established Know & Grow as she has kept in contact with the community and believes there are a lot of kids who are “on their own.” Now that Linda is retired, she has time to give back.

Wanda Reese, Secretary


School Principal, Dinsmore Elementary

7126 Civic Club Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32219

As the current school principal, Mrs. Reese brought a passion, know-how, and belief in education to Dinsmore Elementary that has transformed the school. She welcomed the creation of this nonprofit as the students in this underresourced community need more resources to meet their extra needs.

Mrs. Reese has been an educator for 39 years and an administrator for 17 years, ten years as a school principal. Mrs. Reese was a classroom teacher for 22 years. Her bachelor’s degree is in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and she holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

Roger Mann, Treasurer



9028 Johnson Road, Jacksonville, FL 32219

Roger attended Dinsmore Elementary and has remained in the community for the subsequent 50+ years. Roger began working with the City of Jacksonville as a small engine repairman and rose to the rank of Public Works Superintendent of Highways. He is now retired and has plenty of time to devote to his former alma mater.

Jennifer Erixton, Board Member

Front Office, Dinsmore Elementary

7126 Civic Club Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32219

Jennifer Erixton works in administration at Dinsmore Elementary and resides in the community.

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  • Delta Educational Barometer (4)
  • Classifying Clouds Photo Cards (4)
  • Didax Plastic Anemometer (2)
  • Delta Education Solar Hot Air Balloon (4)
  • NewPath Weather and Climate Learning Center (4)
  • Taylor Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer, Dual Scale (4)
  • V-Back Metal Thermometers, Dual Scale (60)