Board of Education meetings usually begin with commendations and recognitions. However, the first meeting of every year starts with the election of new officers.
On Jan. 15, 2015, the trustees chose Rhonda Skillern-Jones to serve as president, Manuel Rodriguez Jr. as first vice president, Wanda Adams as second vice president, Paula Harris as secretary, and Juliet Stipeche as assistant secretary.
Serving as an HISD school-board member requires a lot of hard work and dedication, and the nine trustees on HISD’s board selflessly devote many hours to studying issues, deliberating proposed actions and policy changes, and representing HISD in the community, all without pay. These men and women are essential to the success of this school district and deserve the district’s and the community’s deepest thanks.
2015 HISD Board of Education
- Rhonda Skillern-Jones, President
- Manuel Rodriguez, First Vice President
- Wanda Adams, Second Vice President
- Paula Harris, Secretary
- Juliet Stipeche, Assistant Secretary
- Anna Eastman
- Michael Lunceford
- Greg Meyers
- Harvin Moore
For more information, including biographical information for each trustee, visit the Board of Education website.
The school board may serve without pay, but they also serve without experience and often have an agenda. In the end, the victim is the children.