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Meet the Trustees

PRESIDENT

Reggie Henson - rhenson@kisd.org
Place: 4
Term Expires: 2021
Moved to Kilgore: 1994

Graduated from: West Rusk High School in 1983
Graduated from: Kilgore College with an Associates of Business degree
Occupation: Self Employed -  E Tex Gasket
Spouse: Sandra (KHS Class of 1987)
Children:   Lakisha (KHS Class of 2004) Daytrian (KHS Class of 2013) Adrian (KHS Class of 2017)

Community Involvement: Kilgore Youth Basketball, Kilgore Youth Football, KHS Football Boosters
Interesting Fact: I enjoy the volunteer work that I do for the schools that will help students and staff in whatever area they may need 

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.
 
 

board MEMBER

Dereck Borders - dborders@kisd.org

Place: 1
Term Expires: 2023
Moved to Kilgore: 1976

Graduated from: Kilgore High School in 1980
Graduated from: Texas A & M with a BS in Biomedical Science
Occupation: Senior Plant Operator – Tenaska Gateway Power Plant
Spouse: Beverly

Spouse Occupation: Registrar at Chandler Elementary School
Children:   Chelsi (KHS Class of 2010) Sydni (KHS Class of 2016)

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.

 

 

   

vice-president 

Alan Clark - aclark@kisd.org

Place:
Term Expires: 2021
Born & Raised in Kilgore

Graduated from: Kilgore High School in 1998
Graduated from: Arkansas State University with a Business Administration degree
Occupation: VP of Commercial Lending at VeraBank
Spouse: Meggan

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.
 
 

secretary

Lloyd Vanderwater - lvanderwater@kisd.org

Place: 5
Term Expires: 2022
Born & Raised in Kilgore

Graduated from: Kilgore High School in 1987
Graduated from: Kilgore College with an Associates of Applied Science in Science degree
Occupation: CFO – Drover Energy Services, LLC
Spouse: Jessica (KHS Class of 1996)

Spouse Occupation: Insurance
Children:  Carley (Class of 2022)

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.
 
 

board member

Joe Parker - jparker@kisd.org

Place: 6
Term Expires: 2022
Born and Raised in Kilgore

Graduated from: Kilgore High School in 1965
Graduated from: Kilgore College with an Associates degree in Applied Art
Occupation: Self Employed -  Parker Upholstery
Spouse: Sherren
Children:   Tim (KHS Class of 1988) Chris (KHS Class of 1990) Adrian (KHS Class of 1993)

Community Involvement: Lions Club, City Council Member (17 years), Mayor (11 years)

Interesting Fact: Santa Claus for kids

Vision for Kilgore ISD: I want to see Kilgore ISD be one of the best districts in Texas.  God gave me a servants heart, so I serve people the best I can with His help.
 

board member

Dana Sneed - dsneed@kisd.org

Place: 7
Term Expires: 2022
Moved to Kilgore: 1957

Graduated from: Kilgore High School in 1975
Graduated from: Stephen F. Austin State University with BA in Political Science and MA in History
Occupation: Retired Teacher/Coach from KISD & Owner of Kilgore Community Airfield

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

board member

Jason Smith - jdsmith@kisd.org

Place: 2
Term Expires: 2023

Moved to Kilgore: 1978

Graduated from: Kilgore High School in 1996
Graduated from: Kilgore College with an Associates of Science degree; Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Occupation: Safety Manager at Tyler Pipe

Spouse: Tracey

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.

 

Jason Smith

  

        
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Dana Sneed, Dr. Andy Baker, Jason Smith, Lloyd Vanderwater, Dereck Borders, Alan Clark, Reggie Henson, Joe Parker