Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees Vice President Kronda Thimesch announced Wednesday that she was the first to file for the school district’s general election.
Thimesch will seek re-election to her Place 1 seat in the May 5 election, according to a news release. A resident of Lewisville ISD for over 27 years, she was first elected to the LISD Board in 2015, and was elected vice president by her colleagues in June 2017. She also served on the LISD Legislative, Finance and Facilities committees.
“I have been honored to be a voice for the children, parents, educators, and homeowners of Lewisville ISD over the last three years, and I am proud of the work our Board has done. I look forward to continuing to serve our community by bringing my experience and values to the table for our schools,” Thimesch said in a prepared statement.
Thimesch cites the improved interactions between LISD and community and civic partners as one of the positive trends she hopes to continue if re-elected.
“When I ran in 2015, I talked often about the need for stronger relationships between the district and our elected representatives, Chambers of Commerce, corporate stakeholders and other community groups,” she said. “We have made great strides in this arena, and I think there is potential for even greater to come, as growth continues in all areas of LISD.”
In 2016-2017, Lewisville ISD created a Facilities Advisory Committee, tasked with overseeing and developing strategic plans for maintaining, renovating and building district facilities. Thimesch sees this as a positive direction for the district from a planning perspective: “As our campuses age in some areas, while growth demands new construction in others, it was imperative that LISD begin to look at more strategic assessments and planning for our facility and capital needs. I’m proud that we were able to incorporate the feedback of hundreds of community volunteers and experts to develop long-term plans that voters could support during the May 2017 bond election.”
Thimesch sees critical goals for Lewisville ISD on the horizon.
“I feel we must continue to strengthen our systems and strategic operations, while attracting and retaining the very best in education staff in the state. There are always funding challenges, and I want to continue to communicate with our legislative partners to identify ways that we can meet our Constitutional obligation to Texas public education, while finding relief for taxpayers as local tax revenue continues to carry ever-increasing burdens in Austin.”
Thimesch remains an active member of the Lewisville ISD community, with extensive civic activity in addition to her work as a Trustee. She is an active member of Lewisville, Flower Mound and Metrocrest Chambers of Commerce, and serves on the board of the Lewisville Education Foundation and Castle Hills Education Foundation. She is a member of the Flower Mound Noon Rotary, a mentor volunteer for Communities in Schools, an Ambassador for Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County, and a graduate of the INSIDE LISD Leadership Program. She remains active in Hebron HS booster clubs and PTA.
A graduate of Texas Tech University, Thimesch majored in landscape architecture, where she met her husband Jeff. In May 1989, they co-founded Green Meadows Landscaping, based in Lewisville, which today serves business and residential clients all over the Metroplex. The Thimesches have four children: Justin, Kaytin, Jacob all graduated from Hebron High School and went on to Oklahoma State University; and Karissa is in 10th grade at Hebron HS.
The Thimesch family have been active members of Bent Tree Bible Fellowship for 21 years.