Incumbent Gregg Draws Two Challengers for LISD Board Seat
Date 2012/3/5 17:30:00 | Topic: Lewisville ISD Notes
|Castle Hills resident Trisha Sheffield and Lewisville resident Cornelia Bekker Lewisville ISD School Board, place 2. The seat is currently occupied by Board President Vernell Gregg, who is running for re-election to her third term on the board.|Trisha Sheffield, 42, has lived in LISD for 15 years, 7 of which have been in Castle Hills. She is married, abd has a son at Killian Middle School and a daughter at the Hebron High School 9th Grade Center. Sheffield is a former teacher and former LISD employee, and has volunteered in various capacities in LISD for 9 years, most currently on the Strategic Design Team. Sheffield, a graduate of Texas A&M University, with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Management, currently works as a copywriter. Sheffield attended the University of Texas at Dallas for course work in Education before going to work as a teacher in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch school district. She has volunteered in a variety of capacities for the schools and PTAs.
Cornelia Bekker, 41, of Lewisville is a retired optometrist who has lived in the district for 4 years. Bekker immigrated to the U.S. from South Africa 18 years ago, becoming a naturalized citizen in 2006. She has two sons, attending school in LISD. Bekker has experience tutoring children, saying she taught them to read fluently before kindergarten. She has served as a PTA President for two terms.
Bekker is interested in figuring out why schools in the same district have different levels of performance.
Vernell Gregg, 70, of Flower Mound, was a teacher for 23 years, and retired from LISD in 1997. She has served on the school board since 2006, and was selected as board President by her fellow trustees after last May's election. Gregg also is participating in the Strategic Design Team.
Gregg has a Bachelors of Science in Education with a minor in Sociology from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a Master of Arts from Amber University. She is pursuing her Doctorate in Family Studies from Texas Woman's University, and has only two courses remaining.
Election day is Saturday, May 12th.
We'll have more on this race later, but I wanted to get the information out here.
- Vernell Gregg Campaign Website
- Trisha Sheffield Campaign Website
- Information on Place 1 School Board Race
Originally posted 2/6/2012 - Retopped 3/5/2012