Mexia ISD School Board
The Mexia ISD School Board acts as the school district’s policy-making body and is the official representative of the people for all public education in Mexia ISD. The Board functions according to state and federal laws, the rules and regulations established by the State Board of Education, the Texas Education Agency and the will of the people as expressed in district elections.
The seven-member board, while composed of individuals, acts officially only as a group. No member or group of members acts in the name of the Board unless authorized by the Board. A majority of the Board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business. Individual trustees, serving without pay, are elected for three-year terms.
The School Board holds regular board meetings the third Monday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Mexia ISD Administration Building. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please contact the MISD Administration Office at 254-562-4000.
Mexia ISD School Board Members 2013-2014
KIM WILLIAMS: PRESIDENT
Graduate of Mexia High School (True Defender!)
Associate in Applied Science
Associate in Arts
Bachelor of Science in Technical Management
Master of Business Administration
Therapist Tech. III Mexia State School
Site Director Mexia Head Start
Health/Nutrition Coordinator Mexia Head Start
Admission Supervisor/Financial Counselor Parkview Regional STEP Center Program Director Mexia State Supported Living Center
Qualified Intellectual Disability Director Mexia State Supported Living Center
Mexia ISD School Board 2011-Present
Mexia ISD School Board President 2013 - President
Member of Westside Church of Christ
Mexia Girl Scout Manager 2005-2006
My children are Blackcats and True Defenders!
“Setting the vision for education in our community, making curriculum decisions, allocation resources and establishing student performance standards are our goals.”
|CULETTA BEACHUM: VICE-PRESIDENT
CULETTA BEACHUM: VICE-PRESIDENT
I graduated in May 2008 with an Associate in Science-Psychology degree from Navarro College in Corsicana, Tx. In 2008, I enrolled in University of Phoenix to pursue my Bachelor’s degree in psychology. I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science- Psychology in May 2011.
I have been employed at Mexia State Supported Living Center for 22 years. Currently, I am a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) Coordinator.
I am a Christian woman who loves God. I attend church at Salvation Lighthouse Church of God in Christ. I am actively involved in our local church ministry as a Sunday School teacher, praise and worship co-leader, and a motivator. In May 2007, I was elected as a Mexia ISD Board of Trustee member. I decided to seek election because I felt as though I could make a difference in the lives of the students as well as being a representative for the citizens of the community.
Concerned, Committed & Consistent! I am a "Voice for all children in the Mexia Independent School District!" I have resided in Mexia all of my life and I graduated from Mexia High School in May 1988. My husband, Kelvin, and I have been married for 25 years. He is the owner of Kelvin’s Automotive. I am a True Defender of the Crimson and the Black!!! Below is proof of what Mexia ISD has done for our children:
We have 4 children. Our oldest son, Kelvin Lee Beachum Jr graduated from MHS in 2007. He received a five year football scholarship to Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. December 2010, he graduated with a Bachelor degree in Economics. April 2012 he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. May 2012, he graduated with his Master’s in Liberal Art.
Krystal Evette Beachum, our second child, graduated from MHS June 2009. She received a basketball scholarship to McClennan Community College in Waco Tx and graduated with an Associate of Arts degree. In 2011, she was offered and accepted a basketball scholarship and transferred to Henderson State University in Arkeldephia, Arkansas. Krystal is pursing her bachelor’s degree in education and she will graduate in May 2014.
Jacob Montreal Beachum, our third child, graduated from MHS June 2010. He received a partial football scholarship to Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma. He decided to take a break from college and is working as a certified Life Guard at the Chocktaw Resort in Durant Oklahoma.
|RACHEL HERNANDEZ: SECRETARY
RACHEL HERNANDEZ: SECRETARY
I became a US Citizen in 1986, graduating from Jefferson Moore High School.
Attended Four-C College in Waco 1986-1987, moved to Mexia in 1987
A.S. in Business from Navarro College
Self Employed: Tax Preparation and Bookkeeper
Born in Campeche Mexico and came to the USA when I was 1 month old and was raised in Waco TX.
Married to Jorge Hernandez and have 3 children, Jorge, Izaac & Kalila.
City of Mexia Board of Adjustments
Youth Pastor/Camino Church
Provide Free Music Lessons to Churches
I have plans to continue my education along withmy children.
“I believe in doing whatever it takes to make all children successful. My three children have all graduated from Mexia High School. I am a proud parent and supporter of the BLACKCATS!”
|JACKIE CRAIG: MEMBER
||JACKIE CRAIG: MEMBER
Graduate of Rusk High School
Attended Tyler Commercial College
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service
Established mobile concession stand
Dorsey-Keatts Funeral Home – Embalmer and Funeral Director
H.E.B. – Grocery retail, GM/Drugstore Manager
Member of Northcrest Church of Christ
City of Mexia – Board of Adjustment
Mexia ISD Board of Trustees – 2012 – Present
Established Craig 3 Scholarship for High School Seniors
Established James “Tootie” Craig Scholarship for High School Seniors
Assist H.E.B. with fundraisers and participates in events for: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (JDRF); March of Dimes; United Way; and, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness
“My personal motto for our district is this: Mexia ISD – Where every child is extraordinary.All we have to do is simply JUST BELIEVE!” - Jackie Craig
|CHERYL COCKRELL: MEMBER
||CHERYL COCKRELL: MEMBER
Fourth Grade Classroom teacher, 1980-1981
Kindergarten Classroom teacher, 1981-1998
Director of Communications, 1998-2007
Public Relations, 1998- 2007
Principal Pre K and Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities, 2002-2004
District Textbook Coordinator, 2004-2007
District Homeless Liaison, 2004- 2007
District TAKS Testing Coordinator, 2004-2007
District Head Start Liaison, 1998- 2007
District Volunteer Coordinator, 1998- 2007
Mexia State Supported Living Center 2007- today
Director of Community Relations
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development1993-2007
Association for Childhood Education International, 1993-1995
TexasSchool Public Relations Association1998-2007
Delta Kappa Gamma 1984-2009
Kindergarten Teacher of Texas 1986-1997
Texas State Teachers Association 1980-1997
National Education Association 1980-1997
Association for Texas Professional Educators1998-2007
Texas Business and Professional Women 2007-present
EDC Board present
MISD School Board 2009- present
Mexia Chamber of Commerce Volunteer Reader program at McBay Elementary School present
Gibbs Memorial Library Board
|RON FOWLER: MEMBER
||RON FOWLER: MEMBER
Graduate of Mexia High School
Associate Degree from Navarro College
Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Texas
Master of Education Degree from Stephen F. Austin University
United States Air Force - four years
Mexia State Supported Living Center (Retired) - Thirty - eight years of service.
Accounting Director for MSSLC.
Regional Accounting Director for Austin, Denton, and Mexia facilities.
Assistant Director of Administration for MSSLC.
Navarro College - member of adjunct faculty, teaching classes in financial and managerial accounting for fifteen years.
Community InvolvementMexia Independent School District - served as school board member for six years
Member of First Baptist Church.
City of Mexia, served as a board member for the Gibbs Memorial Library and the Parks and Recreation Board.
Mexia Baseball Association, served as board member and coach for over fifteen years.
Mexia Public Schools Museum and Ex-Student Assoc., current board member. Member of the Lake Mexia Citizens Associations.
“I am a proud graduate of Mexia ISD and want nothing but the best for our students.”
KENT KENDALL: MEMBER
KENT KENDALL: MEMBER