Duke eyes school board seat

Highland Village resident Kathy Duke has officially kicked off her campaign for a spot on the Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees this May.

Duke announced Wednesday that she hopes to return to the board after serving from 2004-2010.  She is seeking the open Place 1 seat being vacated by Tom Ferguson. 

“My desire to run again is based on my unwavering support for educating the children of our community”, Duke said. 

“Never before have the budgetary challenges to our schools been greater than today, so I do believe this is the time we can’t afford to entrust the board to anyone other than a fiscally conservative and experienced advocate for our children”. 

During Duke’s time on the board she was proud to provide conservative leadership and direction in helping the district build a solid fund balance, otherwise known as the district’s savings account.  This fund balance has allowed LISD to continue providing a quality instructional program during these tough financial times for public education, said Duke.

LISD School Board is one of the largest in the state.  It encompasses 13 communities and about 51,000 students. 

Duke said, “We need our board to support and work for all of our students in all parts of the district.  We have the best teachers and staff in the state.  I want to be there to support them as I did in the past”.

Duke is a lifelong resident of the Lewisville area, lives in Highland Village and works in Flower Mound.  She is a graduate of Lewisville High School in 1986, and currently has a son at Heritage Elementary and a daughter at Marcus High School.

“This community is my home and my children’s home and I enjoy giving back to the area that has provided me with so much,” Duke said. 

Duke has served as a leader on various boards in the area like PediPlace, Youth and Family Counseling, Flower Mound Rotary-Past President, Southern Denton County N2N, Lewisville Chamber, Flower Mound Chamber-chairman, YMCA, Women Business Owner’s of Denton County-founder, PTA, Treitsch Methodist, Lewisville Education Foundation, Communities in Schools Advisory board, CCA Campaign committee, United Way fundraising, JDRF fundraising, American Diabetes Association fundraising and currently serve as a board member with Communities in Schools of North Texas, LISD Bond oversight committee, and Marcus Choir Booster club.  Duke is proud to be in the LHS Hall of Fame, Rotarian of the Year and Citizen of the year in Flower Mound.


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