LISD Place 6 seat draws opponent

Flower Mound resident Kristi Hassett has filed to challenge Mike McDaniel for a second term in Place 6 on the Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees.

Hassett and her husband Mike are long-time members of the community. She has lived within the Lewisville ISD for 32 years, attending Timbercreek Elementary, Milliken Middle School and graduated in the charter class of Marcus High School.

Hassett earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from University of North Texas with a concentration in Strategic Management. She worked for BancTec and FedEx before taking the opportunity to stay home and raise her family.

Hassett’s three sons attend Flower Mound High School, McKamy Middle School and Wellington Elementary.

Hassett said that she has spent the last 10 years volunteering within LISD and for PTA. Currently she is the Flower Mound High School Legislative Chair and is participating in the INSIDE LISD Community Leadership Program. She served on the district’s House Bill 5 Graduation Plan committee. She said that she is also heavily involved in volunteering for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

Hassett said her passion is education. In addition to her work locally, Hassett said she testified in front of the Texas Senate Education Committee and House of Representative Public Education Committee many times last session. She said that she continues to work with Texas PTA, TAMSA and Speak Up for Texas Public Schools to reduce the number of high-stakes tests our students take. 

Hassett said she believes that when parents are engaged with what their children are learning, it reinforces the importance of education.

”Parent involvement in education is paramount,” said Hassett. “The more involved a parent is in their child’s education the better the child does” 

She said that all parents, homeowners, taxpayers, and community members can benefit from open participation and the development of strong working relationships with the district. 

“I want the district to hear from, interact with, and work in conjunction with all interested parties to protect and develop our greatest asset – our children.”

The last day to file for the May 10 Municipal Election is Feb. 28.

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