School Board Appreciation

School Board Appreciation
Posted on 01/12/2018
School Board

January is School Board Recognition Month, and Nacogdoches Independent School District is joining other districts across Texas to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools.


“School board members serve countless hours working to make public education the best it can be for every child,” said NISD Superintendent Sandra Dowdy. “In a climate of change and challenge, they develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues that affect the entire community and the lives of individual students.”


Nacogdoches ISD trustees bear responsibility and oversight for an annual budget of $59 million; 6,400 students, in grades kindergarten through 12; more than 900 employees; and 10 campuses.


“Preparing today’s students to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow is a tremendous task. As elected officials, school board members are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of our schoolchildren,” said Dowdy. “We proudly salute these education advocates as they provide vision and leadership for student achievement, academic programs, district funding, and school facilities.


“These dedicated individuals deserve recognition and thanks for their unfailing commitment to the continuing success of our students now and in the future.”


The men and women serving on the Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees are: President Rev. James A. Ervin, Vice President Pam Fitch, Secretary Steve Green, James Montoya, G.W. Neal, Farshid Niroumand and Russell R. Smith.

“Great leadership always begins with a willing heart, a positive attitude, and a desire to make a difference. Please join us as we applaud these local leaders for helping our kids soar to success,” Dowdy said.