Paige Shoven, a 13 year resident of Lewisville, announced today that she will file to run for place 3 on the Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees, the seat left vacant after Trustee Jeff Knapp moved out of the district and resigned last year. This is Shoven's second run for the school board, having run in 2012 for place 1, against Kathy Duke and two others. Kathy Duke won that race, but Shoven pulled in 24% of the vote for 2nd place.
Shoven and her husband of 12 years, Rick, have two daughters, Elizabeth 11 and Kara 8, in the LISD school system.
"I learned so much while campaigning last year, it was a great experience." Shoven said of unsuccessful run for office last year. "My love for the children of LISD did not stop when the election votes came in." Over the past year, Shoven says she has attended every school board meeting, participated in the INSIDE LISD program, served on the Facilities Committee for the district, volunteered with the LISD Council of PTAs, both local chapters of PTA and stays active in her church.
In past years Shoven served as PTA president at her local elementary and was honored with the lifetime PTA award. She has served the last five years on the Council of PTAs in a number of roles including First Vice President. In 2011 she was named outstanding manager of the year for US Vision where she is currently employed as an optical manager.
This year Shoven sees the issues facing the district as supporting educators while they implement the strategic design (a community wide initiative to change the way children learn in LISD schools), rezoning of the Flower Mound feeder zones, completion of the 2008 bond projects including finalizing the Flower Mound High School and Marcus High School 9th grade centers, rebuilding two schools in The Colony feeder pattern, and ensuring LISD buildings are capable of supporting the technology that students are using on a daily basis.
Shoven also notes the growing concerns about this legislative session in Austin over the amount of funding that Texas public schools will receive in the future, STAAR/EOC testing requirements, and how vouchers will affect the public school system. "It will be a busy year for all school boards and LISD promises to be no different," said Shoven.
"LISD is a great district we should all be proud of; if elected I would be honored to represent one of the best districts in the state!"
Shoven will face Dr. Mark Welding in the election.
- Paige Shoven
- Mark Welding