January is School Board Recognition Month in Texas and Alvin, Friendswood and Pearland ISDs are joining other districts across the state to thank local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for children and public schools. This year’s state theme is Champions for Kids.
The board functions as the district’s policy-making body, with administrative staff carrying out the policies set by the board. Trustees model effective school board practices, working as a team to benefit the districts’ students.
In an effort to show appreciation to Alvin ISD Trustees, the district recognized past and present school board members at the Jan. 10, meeting of the board.
The meeting took place in the auditorium of Shadow Creek High School, located at 11850 Broadway St., in Pearland.
A private tour of the campus was led by current Shadow Creek High School students, and then dinner was provided for the special guests of honor at 6 p.m. The actual board meeting was at 7 p.m.
Past and present board members were in attendance. Current school board members include President Cheryl Harris, Vice President Nicole Tonini, Secretary Regan Metoyer, and members Tiffany Wennerstrom, Julie Pickren, Earl Humbird and Vivian Scheibel.
“School board members are an essential component to ensuring that students across Texas have limitless opportunities for success, and we are truly thankful for their commitment,” Dr. Buck Gilcrease, superintendent of Alvin ISD, said. “We honored the past, while embracing the future, which is important as we continue to grow as a district.”
Story by Karolyn Gephart