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School Board Appreciation Letter

School Board Appreciation Month:

January is officially School Board Recognition Month in the state of Texas! Gov. Abbott issued a proclamation stating, "To catch a glimpse of the Texas of tomorrow, we need only look into the classrooms of today."   The 2023 School Board Recognition theme is: Forward, Together.

The theme of this year’s School Board Appreciation Month—“Forward, Together”—highlights the collaboration among school leadership, teachers and parents on behalf of students.

 “Recognizing the efforts of our volunteer school board is so important because of all the hard work Trustees put into making HISD a success,” said HISD Superintendent Shane Downing.

Dan Troxell, executive director of the Texas Association of School Boards, applauded the efforts of Trustees in providing leadership and good governance so that school districts can focus on educating the 5.4-million public schoolchildren in their care.

“Texas school boards are critical to the success of students and the future of Texas,” Troxell said. “Boards lead their districts in the right direction, providing oversight, setting goals, overseeing the budget, and selecting and evaluating the superintendent. These volunteers serve for the betterment of their local schools and communities.”

HISD wishes to express its appreciation to board members for their dedication and tireless commitment to our district and its students and staff.  HISD board members:

Mike Cearley, 16 years

Jill Marwitz, 14 years

Michael Kurtz, 11 years

Cynthia Hernandez, 8 years

Cliff Cosper, 7 years

Veronica Lopez, 6 years

Kori Hall, 2 years


Welcome to one of the finest School Districts in the State of Texas. Thank you for taking the time to find out more about our school district and the many excellent programs we have available for our students. HISD is a wonderful place to educate a child. This environment is made possible by the tremendous parent and community support for our schools, as well as by a hardworking and dedicated staff.