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Kronda Thimesch seeking Lewisville ISD Place 1 seat

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lisd_cand_kronda_thimeschKronda Thimesch, a Castle Hills resident, announced she will run for the Place 1 seat on the Lewisville Independent School District board of trustees.

“As a parent, taxpayer and resident in Lewisville ISD for almost 25 years, I have been blessed with the opportunity to watch our school community develop,” said the mother of students attending Hebron High School and Killian Middle School in a news release. “We are like no other district in the state because LISD is geographically large with unique growth patterns. I feel an obligation to take the next step in my service to our community, and would be honored to contribute my business and civic experience to the children and families of LISD.”

Thimesch majored in landscape architecture at Texas Tech University where she met her husband Jeff.  In May 1989, the couple co-founded Green Meadows Landscaping, based in Lewisville, which serves business and residential clients across the Dallas-Fort Worth region. The couple have four children including Justin and Kaytin, who graduated from Hebron High and now attend Oklahoma State University; Jacob, who is in 11th grade at Hebron High; and Karissa, who is in 7th grade at Killian Middle School.

Living in three different LISD feeder patterns, raising four children in LISD schools and serving on PTA at four different LISD campuses has given Thimesch a front-row seat to the district’s evolution.

“I know how hard our students, parents and educators are working to deliver on the promise of a high-quality education,” she said. “I would like to see a new group of stakeholders invest in our children: the corporations that are moving to North Texas to benefit from our business environment.”

Thimesch said LISD has extensive potential to engage with corporate and strategic partners in the 13 communities that are within the district.

“We should be at the table every time a new company considers relocation to our area. These blue-chip corporate residents arrive, eager to be a good neighbor, and I believe Lewisville ISD ought to appear at the top of the very first partnership announcement,” she said.

LISD trustees should be on a first-name basis with all elected officials who serve within the district, Thimesch said. “At every level of government, our regional partners make decisions that impact our kids, our schools and our taxes. I believe that we can improve our legislative and leadership relationships to make sure that the needs of LISD are always considered as part of policy decisions and plans.”

Thimesch said her business experience across the district will serve her well on the board of the largest employer in Denton County. “LISD is providing an educational product to families, but there are still deep business requirements behind the scenes. From operations, HR, facilities planning, management and finance, these are all core business needs that are best managed with experience,” she said. “As someone who signs both the fronts and backs of paychecks, I feel that I can contribute to the LISD administration with an understanding of how to keep a large organization running smoothly and efficiently.”

Thimesch is a member of the Lewisville and Flower Mound chambers of commerce and served as education co-chair with the Hebron Business Alliance. As part of the Hebron High School Business Leadership Team, she provides business insight and community advisory to campus leadership. She is also serving her third year on the Bond Oversight Committee for Lewisville ISD. The committee supervises the district’s disbursement of the 2008 bond funds.

Thimesch has been a leader within the Hebron Hawks Football Booster Club for several years, serving as special events chair and president. In 2013, she was the driving force behind the inaugural Hebron Spring Game and Family Festival – an annual event that brings together students of all ages from the Hebron feeder pattern to support the Hebron Hawks family. She has also been in Hebron HS Booster Clubs for volleyball, basketball and soccer and served as Castle Hills Elementary Environmental Chair.

“I am proud to also serve as a mentor for Rockbrook Elementary. I attend a monthly luncheon for a group of women in the LISD community, to connect with 5th grade girls at Rockbrook as role models and life leaders,” she said in the news release. “Service to our community can happen in big and small ways, and I hope to be an example for anyone seeking ways to make an impact on others.”

For the past 18 years, the Thimesch family have been active members of Bent Tree Bible Fellowship.

Scott Brown of Carrollton, who has served as a PTA parent leader at state and local levels, will serve as treasurer for the campaign. Thimesch is launching a new campaign website this week which will feature supporters and endorsements from across the district, as well as voting information.  The campaign can be also be found on Facebook (http://www.facebook/com/KrondaLISD) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/krondalisd).

 

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