Each January, we pause to express our appreciation for a very special group of volunteers: the Midlothian ISD School Board of Trustees. The 2014-2015 Board members are Todd Hemphill (president), Keith Hitt (vice-president), Matt Sanders (secretary), Duke Burge, Jim Mentzel, Tom Moore, and Carl Smith (trustees). We were especially proud to honor Matt Sanders this morning during our weekly Miller Rally to recognize and celebrate his work!
Usually, we don’t think of school board members as school volunteers, but they do, in fact, volunteer to serve. School board members give their time, energy, and counsel to the school district without pay. They take on the job of governing the district – making the best decisions they can for our children – with the full understanding they will receive only the satisfaction of their contribution.
Their contributions, however, should not be understated. The volunteer efforts of the school board members have the potential for tremendous benefit to the community as a whole and to the lives of the students individually. By serving the district in this important governance role, school board members lay the foundation for the future.
The men and women who make the time to generously provide this important public service do so because they care. One StuCo member noted, “They care about their our education, they care about the schools being the best they can be, and they care about the next generation–ME– and my future in this community!” Yes, it is the selfless act of accepting responsibility for the educational process that helps our children grow into successful, productive citizens. Board service is truly “a work of heart.”
Thank you, MISD Board Members! Here’s hoping you join us in celebrating School Board Recognition Month in January, and take a moment to express your appreciation for the volunteer efforts of our MISD School Board Members!