Meet the Trustees
Dereck Borders - [email protected]
Graduated from: Kilgore High School in 1980
Spouse Occupation: Registrar at Chandler Elementary School
Interesting Fact: Taxidermist by trade;
Collect, restore, and show antique tractors and farm equipment
Vision for Kilgore ISD: I have a real passion for kids, especially those less fortunate and from homes that have social issues, and our teachers need our support to provide the best environment to change these kids’ lives.
Jason Smith - [email protected]
Moved to Kilgore: 1978
Graduated from: Kilgore High School in 1996
Spouse Occupation: 4th Grade Math & Science Teacher at Kilgore Intermediate School
Children: Morgan (KHS Class of 2025)
Community Involvement: Deacon and Usher Chairman at Forest Home Baptist Church
Interesting Fact: I have been a part of the Ragin' Red Broadcasting team covering Kilgore High School Football on the radio since 2010.
Vision for Kilgore ISD: I want our schools to provide a supportive learning environment that will allow our students, faculty, and staff to thrive in working to reach their full potentials as individuals and as a district. Working together, Kilgore ISD will be able to provide a safe and encouraging environment where achievements are celebrated and a culture of continuous improvement is fostered.
Alan Clark - [email protected]
Graduated from: Kilgore High School in 1998
Spouse Occupation: Teacher – Kilgore Primary School
Children: Cade (Class of 2025) Cooper (Class of 2028) Caylee: (Class of 2030)
Community Involvement: East Texas Oil Men's Golf Association Board Member, KISD Education Foundation Board Member
Interesting Fact: In 2008, I represented the Texas Golf Association in International Team event in Argentina with some of the best amateur golfers from all over the world
Vision for Kilgore ISD: I want to help provide an exceptional educational opportunity for ALL students at KISD.
Reggie Henson - [email protected]
Graduated from: West Rusk High School in 1983
Community Involvement: Kilgore Youth Basketball, Kilgore Youth Football, KHS Football Boosters
Vision for Kilgore ISD: I want to help our schools strive to be schools of purpose by ensuring that every student, teacher, food service worker, custodian, nurse, counselor, bus driver, maintenance worker, and administrator has a safe working environment as well as adhering to the vision and motto of KISD.
Lloyd Vanderwater - [email protected]
Graduated from: Kilgore High School in 1987
Spouse Occupation: Insurance
Community Involvement: First Baptist Church Member
Interesting Fact: Served in the US Army
Vision for Kilgore ISD: I want to serve the district and community ensuring students, faculty, and administrators have the best of what they need to be successful.
Rachel Harrington - [email protected]
Graduated from: Midway High School in Waco, TX
Community Involvement: Sexual Assault Response Team of Gregg County, Children's Committee and Welcome Committee at First Baptist Church of Kilgore, Active Supporter of CASA
Interesting Fact: I play the piano
Vision for Kilgore ISD: I would like there to be cohesion between the community and Kilgore ISD. It's important that the community and schools work closely as the district largely sets the tone for community. It is also important that our schools set a high standard in terms of education, athletics, extracurricular, and continuing education. This is done by staff retention and recognition as well as supporting our students to excel in whatever area they are able to shine.
Dana Sneed - [email protected]
Graduated from: Kilgore High School in 1975
Community Involvement: Helping Hands Volunteer, Danville Methodist Church Member & Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation Member
Interesting Fact: I fly a WWII military biplane I built with no instructions
Vision for Kilgore ISD: I want to see KISD become a beacon for Kilgore that everyone wants to be a part of and that is renowned for developing well-rounded, conscientious, productive young citizens of the future.