The following Board Members have been elected to the board for the 2017 school year. There are five elected officials for this organization. Each member of the board will abide by the bylaws set by the organization.
Ann Williams is a decisive leader and advocate for education throughout the State of Texas. She serves as a Board Trustee Member of Alief Independent School District and was first elected in 2007. As a public servant she is a member of several local and national educational organizations. Over the last seven years she has diligently worked on legislative committees; increasing opportunities for students to become more prepared with college and career options.
Having over 20 years experience, Ann Williams is recognized in the Information Technology industry for her leadership working in diverse environments. Graduating at the top of her in class for both her Bachelor in IT and Masters in Business Administration programs, she has been employed by fortune 10 corporations, government agencies, as well as partnerships in small businesses enterprises.
Ms. Williams was re-elected to Alief ISD in 2011 and un-opposed for 2015, decided to do more that talk the talk (as school board member), Ann has added another branch to her role in education; she recently begin her first year as public school 8th grade CTE teacher for Spring I.S.D.
Christene Chadwick Moss
Christene Chadwick Moss has served on the Fort Worth ISD Board for 24 years. She was the first female African American board president and has served as vice-president and secretary. Moss is a registered nurse consultant. She is a graduate of Fort Worth Public Schools and holds a master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University. Moss taught at Tarrant County College where she served as an adjunct professor.
Moss is a Master School Board Trustee of Leadership TASB. She is active in the National and Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members, Co-chair of the Education committee for the African American Leadership Institute, Fellow of the Center for Reform of School Systems, Greater Fort Worth Area of Negro Business and Professional Women, and a member of Leadership Fort Worth. Moss served on the steering committee of Council of Urban Boards of Education.
Region 11, Position B, three-year term, 2014 – 2017
Ty Jones, Lancaster ISD
Ty G Jones is a member of the Lancaster ISD Board of Trustees, where he is in his second term. During his time on the Lancaster ISD Board, he served as President for four of the five years he has been a Trustee. He has also served as TASB Alternate Delegate and has participated on several committees. He is a member of Leadership TASB and serves as a member of the Leadership TASB Executive Board. He has had the opportunity to present at conferences on the regional, state and national levels.
Ty is the product of public schools and continues to seek opportunities to advocate for public education. He has enjoyed careers within education and financial services for over twenty years. As an educator, he has served in positions ranging from a classroom teacher to being the K-12 Coordinator Mathematics. He has also served as textbook advisor and reviewer for the 2006 McMillan-McGraw Hill Texas Mathematics textbook adoption and he continues to provide educational consulting for schools and districts. Ty also serves individuals and businesses in the areas of insurance & investment planning through his company, DesTynee Financial Services & serves as vice president for a tax preparation and planning firm. He is Texas PTA Life member and a member of Kaplan College (Dallas) Program Advisory Committee. He is a member of the National & Texas Alliance of Black School Educators.
Bobby Blount is an engineer currently serving as a project leader and mid-level manager for The MITRE Corporation in San Antonio. He manages engineers and projects finding solutions to the Department of Defense’s cyber and security challenges. He also leads engineering teams identifying Information Technology solutions for city and federal governments. Bobby has received national, state, and local awards and recognitions for his community support efforts and initiatives. He currently serves as Chair or President of the following boards: Bexar County School Boards Coalition, Northside ISD Board of Trustees, Lone Star Investment Pool Board of Directors, San Antonio Area African American Community Fund Steering Committee, Board of Directors Dragons Soccer Club. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors or Steering Committees for Department of Energy National and Regional Science Bowl Steering Committee, Texas Solar Race Car Event, The MITRE Corporation Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee, John Jay Science and Engineering Advisory Committee. Bobby also serves on the Northside Education Foundation Grants Committee.
Assistant Secretary – Treasurer
Ted "Theodore" Beard was first elected to the LISD school board in 1998. He has held various positions on the board from Assistant Secretary, Secretary, Vice President, and President. He is the Region 7 director on the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) and also serves as vice-chair on the association's Risk Management board. Beard is a LTASB graduate and Master Trustee and also the immediate past president of the Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members. Ted is a combat veteran of Desert Shield/Storm in which he was awarded the Army's Bronze Star medal and also a combat veteran of Iraqi Freedom. He retired from the US Army with over 28 years of service as a Sergeant Major. He is a graduate of the US Army's Sergeant Major academy and Letourneau University with a bachelors degree in Human Services. Beard currently works for the Social Security Administration as a claims representative and an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) counselor. He is married to his wife Rosalind in which they have five children.
Josie Smith-Wright, Gonzales ISD
Immediate Past President
Josie Smith-Wright was elected to the Gonzales ISD School Board in 2002 and has served as the President and currently the Secretary. She attended Texas A&I, Texas College and Durham Business College, and is currently employed at the Texas Place. She is the proud parent of Shannon, a UNT graduate, and Kelvin who attended Navarro Jr. College. She has a daughter-in-law Victoria and is a proud "GG" to MaLayiah and Kezza. She is a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church and serve as the Church Clerk and choir director.
She is a member of TASB Legislative Advisory Counsel and served as a LAC representative, a LTASB graduate and Master Trustee. As a member of the TCBSBM, she has served as the Central Regional VP, Secretary, President - Elect and 2011-2012 TCBSB President, Casino Night and Educational Summit Chair. She currently serves on the Gonzales Appraisal District Board of Directors, Victoria College Gonzales Board of Directors and Gonzales Education Foundation Board.
The Regional Vice Presidents shall be elected by the membership from their respective regions at the Annual Meeting. The five Regional Vice Presidents shall serve as chief elected officers of their respective regions and shall be responsible for facilitating regional workshops.
Robbie Johnson, Lancaster ISD
North (ESC Regions 9, 10, 11, 14)
Robbie Johnson is an educator recognized in her school and field. She was chosen as one of 14 metroplex teachers to receive a Fulbright-Hays Grant to Senegal, West Africa and was selected for the WAC Turkey trip. She is passionate about advocating on behalf of students and works diligently to ensure that students receive a high-quality education. She currently serves on the Lancaster ISD Board of Trustees representing district 6, serves as a member of the Education Advisory Committee for the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Ft. Worth and is a member of SERA (Southwest Educational Research Association). She has presented at SERA and TASB conferences.
Randy Hawkins, Winona ISD
East (ESC Regions 5,6,7,8)
Randy received his high school diploma from Winona High School and then went on to attend the University of Texas at Tyler for his college degree. He then went on the Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary for his graduate studies. Randy is the pastor of Oak Hill Baptist Church, the vice president of District 3 of Texas and Louisiana Baptist Association and the chaplain for Sigma Omicron Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. He is also a member of the Winona ISD Board of Trustees, owner of Hawkins Air and Heating and the foreman of Maintenance Services in Tyler ISD. He is married to Benji Hawkins and has two sons, Nicholas and CJ.
James Fuller, Midland ISD
West (ESC Regions 16, 17, 18, 19)
Mr. James E. Fuller (USMC, Honorably Discharged) was born in San Angelo, Texas. He taught social studies and English as well as served as the department chair of English in Lubbock ISD schools. He is currently employed at Midland College as the Special Advisor, P-16 Initiative and the Director of the Midland College Teaching and Learning Professional Development Center. In addition, Mr. Fuller works with the UIL Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition. He was elected to the Midland ISD Board in 1988, where he has attended all Texas Association of School Boards sponsored summer institutes since being elected to the board.
Mr. Fuller has earned numerous awards and recognitions, including Commended Recognition as a member of the Midland ISD Region 18 Board-Superintendent Leadership Team, commendation from the State Board of Education, Master School Board Trustee Certification (1998) and TASB ISD Level 1 Certification (1999), and an Honorary Life Membership from the National Congress of Parents and Teachers. In addition, he was a member of the MISD Region 18 Honor Board-2003 which was a state finalist. He is married to Robbyne Hocker Fuller; they have one son, a granddaughter and a great grandson.
Larry "Doc" Hawthorne, Corsicana ISD
Central (ESC Regions 12, 13, 15, 20)
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