As Assistant Superintendent for Business & Finance, Phyllis Geans is responsible for fiscal management, compliance with federal and state policies, and supervision of a staff devoted to managing various operations (i.e., Business Office, Transportation, Technology and Child Nutrition) at the school district. Ms. Geans held the position of Budget Director for Lamar University prior to joining the PAISD team. She retired from Entergy Texas in December 2004 as the Business & Operations Manager reporting to CEO Joe Domino. She enjoyed a 26-year career at Entergy. Ms. Geans earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas in 1985 and her Master of Arts degree in Information Systems Management from Webster University in 1991. She became a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1988 and graduated from the Wharton/Entergy Executive Program in 2002. Outside of PAISD, Asst. Superintendent Geans has shared her talents in various capacities throughout the community. Among the organizations that have received her support are the American Red Cross, March of Dimes and the Cystic Fibrosis Association. She was recognized by the Beaumont YWCA in 2000 for her outstanding service and was the Beaumont Habitat for Humanity 2002 Barry F. Long Award recipient for Outstanding Volunteer. Asst. Superintendent Geans is a 2002 graduate of Leadership Southeast Texas and has held several positions on the advisory council, including Alumni Chair. She is now serving as the Asst Treasurer/Secretary for the advisory council. Ms. Geans has been a member of the Lone Star Investment Pool Advisory Board since March 2010. In July 2019, she was approved by the governing body as the Vice Chair for this board. Ms. Geans has also served on the board and finance committee for the Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center. She was appointed as the Finance Chair of the Finance Committee for the 2019 fiscal year. In 2021, she became a member of the Foundation for Southeast Texas Board and also serves on its Finance Committee.