Lewisville resident Katherine Sells has filed to run for re-election for Place 4 on the Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees.
“Together, LISD’s Board of Trustees has worked with administration, teachers and parents to implement rewarding and effective programs and policies during these past three years. I believe we have increased security, improved transparency, and significantly expanded opportunities for success for our students. I am excited to see what more we can do together in the years to come,” Sells said in a statement.
One example offered is the recent public feedback and informational meetings held within LISD to inform the public regarding proposed boundary changes, and which enabled the community to become educated as well as engage directly with trustees and staff. Sells attended all seven of the meetings.
“It is a priority to me to hear personally from residents and parents who are impacted by LISD’s decisions and plans,” she said.
Sells is also proud of the new communication piece designed to annually inform parents of children that ride a bus serving a Hazardous Bus Route. “I championed this parent communication, because families deserve to understand how LISD assesses student safety and why and when their children will be affected,” Sells said.
First elected to the board with a 79 percent victory in 2016, Sells was then elected unanimously by her peers in 2017 to serve as secretary of the Board of Trustees. According to her press release, in addition to her work on the school board, she has an extensive schedule of service to the students and families of Lewisville ISD:
*Member of the LISD Education Foundation Golf Tournament Committee
*Communities In Schools of North Texas Mentor at Delay Middle School
*Board member, Hebron HS PTSA and Hebron HS Choir Booster Club
*Field Service Representative, Texas PTA
*Presenter, National PTA Convention and Texas PTA Launch
*Grade Level Advisor for the Class of 2020 through the National Charity League - Hebron Chapter
Prior to her election to LISD Board of Trustee, Sells served as president of the Lewisville Council of PTAs, the governing body of all PTA chapters in the district, following a lengthy record of PTA service and offices held across three LISD campuses.
She is a graduate of the Inside LISD Leadership Program and has served on the LISD Facilities Assessment Team, District Leadership Team, Interview Panel and HBL Mentor at Creek Valley Middle School.
Sells has a bachelor’s degree in business from Texas A&M–Corpus Christi, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Missouri, and has studied graduate-level education at St. Edwards University in Austin.
Sells met husband Chris at a Bible study at First Baptist Church Carrollton, where they remain members after 30 years, and where she serves as a Youth Connect Leader. The Sells have two children: Sam is a junior at Texas A&M University, and Rachel is in 11th grade at Hebron High School.
Jeanan Hamilton, a 19-year resident of Flower Mound, will reprise her role as the treasurer for the campaign. The election will take place on May 4.