January is School Board Recognition Month and Del Valle ISD will join other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools. As elected officials, they are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of Texas school children. The Del Valle ISD board members provide vision and leadership in their roles as public school advocates, and have a proven record of standing up for public education.
Del Valle ISD students and staff plan to recognize board members during the January 17 regular board meeting at the Edward A. Neal Administration Building. Board members will be presented with artwork and gifts of appreciation that have been created by students and staff at each campus. The public is welcome to attend this celebration which will commence shortly after the meeting starts at 6:15 p.m.
“While January typically marks the new year, new resolutions, and often a renewed sense of purpose, we celebrate a little differently at Del Valle ISD,” Dr. Kelly K. Crook, Del Valle ISD Superintendent said. “January is a month of celebration, when we recognize the dedication of our school board members who make a year-round commitment to our district, and most importantly, our students. Our district is comprised of nine board members, representatives of this community, who are close to our schools and know our teachers, parents, and students. The board generously gives its time to ensure district decisions are made that continue to push Del Valle ISD forward as an educational leader in the area, empowering student success.”
Board members serving Del Valle ISD are Rebecca Birch, President; Richard Rendon, Vice President; Elvia Guadian, Secretary; Charles W. Diggs, Jr.; Ann Heuberger; Debbie Russell; Darla Wegner; Nancy Wilhite; and Susanna Woody. For board member profiles, single member district maps, and more, visit http://dvisd.net/school-board.
“It’s more important than ever for the public to understand the critical role public schools play in preparing today’s students to be world class visionaries and socially responsible leaders,” said Rebecca Birch, DVISD Board President. “Our board is committed to providing leadership and vision in our roles as advocates, and we will continue to stand up for an exemplary public education for our students.”
Del Valle ISD benefits from the tireless work and countless hours contributed by these local citizens who work without pay. Serving as a crucial link between the community and classroom, this board is responsible for an annual budget of $108.8 million, 11,300 students, 1,700 employees, and 15 campuses. Del Valle ISD invites you to participate in School Board Recognition Month by taking a few minutes to recognize and thank these dedicated volunteers. Their efforts to make a difference contribute to the continued success of our students and staff.
Would you like to learn more about our school board and the trustees who support our district? Click HERE for an “Understanding Your School Board” brochure from the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB).