It’s springtime and that means school board elections. I love these elections because they are very local, very non-partisan, and very much about those we hold dearest – our children. I feel compelled this spring, however, to break the local aspect of the Lewisville ISD election, and provide an unsolicited outside perspective.
I am the secretary and a member of the Board of Trustees of Dripping Springs ISD, which is a long way from Lewisville ISD. But I know someone that many of the LISD voters may not know. I know Amber Fulton, a trustee on your board who is running for reelection.
In 5 years I have participated in a lot of Board training – most recently a year-long program called Leadership TASB (Texas Association of School Boards). That is where I met Amber. Amber was one of 36 trustees chosen statewide to participate in the Class of 2010. She is a graduate of the program and is designated a Master Trustee.
But I can tell you that beyond just ‘going to school’ – Amber participates. She not only made the LTASB Class of 2010 better, she gives back to the state wide organization as well. She has presented, along with others from LISD, training to other board members from across the state. Her experiences, skills and knowledge benefit not only LISD, but districts across the state.
LISD is fortunate to have Amber as a trustee. Texas school districts are fortunate to have Amber as a trustee. I hope, as an outsider, that the voters of LISD return Amber to the board so she continues her service to her district and her state.
Dripping Springs, TX