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Trisha Sheffield seeking re-election to LISD board

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lisd_can_trisha_sheffieldTrisha Sheffield, a Lewisville ISD Place 2 board of trustee, filed for re-election Thursday for the upcoming May 9 election.

“It has been an honor to serve the Lewisville ISD community these past three years.  We are a phenomenal district and have much to celebrate,” Sheffield said in a news release. “While we have some challenges and areas that need improvement, we are taking measured steps to evaluate major program areas and initiatives and focus on student achievement.  This, too, is a time of transition for our district as we search for a new superintendent, and maintaining strong leadership in the boardroom will be important.

“In serving this past year as President of the Board of Trustees, I have worked hard to create a culture of collaboration that opens the door to communication, builds a positive climate, and establishes an ongoing dialogue focused on excellence and achievement, “ Trisha noted.

In addition to serving as secretary and now president on the board, Sheffield’s regularly visits school campuses and stays connected to the larger LISD community through involvement in chamber, non-profits and other community events. She also has dedicated time and training to implement best practices for highly effective school boards and has been an advocate for public education.

Sheffield notes how professional staff in the district created ongoing engagement in the classroom and how the district is working to meet the needs of all students through providing the 21st Century skills needed to be competitive in a global marketplace.

“I am proud of the education our students receive in LISD.  We are recognized across the state and in our North Texas community as an educational leader, and I want to challenge and support our district in that role,” Sheffield said.

She and her husband Doug, who have lived within LISD for 18 years, have a son and daughter attending Hebron High School.

A Texas A&M University marketing/management graduate, Sheffield later completed teacher education coursework and training at the University of Texas at Dallas. She taught high school English in Carrollton-Farmers Branch before joining LISD part-time as a grant writer working with both the district and Lewisville ISD Education Foundation.

Sheffield currently serves on the Executive Committee of the North Texas Area Association of School Boards and was a founding member of Speak Up for Texas Public Schools, a grassroots advocacy effort.

Having served in various leadership capacities with local and Council PTAs, she currently is serving on the Hebron High School PTSA and Hebron High School Choir Booster Club.

Sheffield is a founding member of the North Dallas Suburban Area Alumnae Panhellenic where she has served as president for the past two years. She and her family are active members at First Baptist Carrollton.

For more information visit www.sheffieldforlisd.com.

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