Outgoing Trustee Bob Stevenson (center) with the Spring Branch Board of Trustees. From left are Karen Peck, Katherine Dawson, Chris Vierra, Superintendent Dr. Scott Muri, Stevenson, Wayne Schaper Sr., Chris Gonzalez and Pam Goodson.
Stevenson did not seek re-election this spring. His Position 5 was won by local real estate broker J. Carter Breed.
Stevenson was presented a “participation trophy” for his service on the Board of Trustees.
“We all know this is an important job,” said Board President Chris Vierra, “but we also know the time it takes away from family. It’s been an honor serving with you.”
A longtime district and community volunteer, Stevenson was first elected to the board in 2010, filling the seat vacated then by David Converse, who after three terms did not seek re-election.
Outgoing Trustee Bob Stevenson (center), flanked by daughter Elizabeth (left) and wife, Jeanmaire (right) with the Spring Branch Board of Trustees. From left are Karen Peck, Katherine Dawson, Chris Vierra, Elizabeth Stevenson, Superintendent Dr. Scott Muri, Stevenson, Jeanmarie Stevenson, Wayne Schaper Sr., Chris Gonzalez and Pam Goodson.
Board Vice President Karen Peck recalled that she and Stevenson have worked together since their children – now grown – were students at Bunker Hill Elementary and both were active in the PTA.
“You’ve done so much for the district through your work and you financing college sessions,” she said, referring to Stevenson’s talks around the district about navigating the federal financial aid process. He was known for the college talks before running for the board in 2010.
Trustee Pam Goodson, also first elected in 2010, to Position 6, said she and Stevenson ran from different perspectives. “His financial literacy has been invaluable,” she said.
Trustee Wayne Schaper Sr. said that Stevenson had been an “outstanding” board member. Trustee Katherine Dawson said that she admired Stevenson’s dedication and making every decision “for the kids.” Trustee Chris Gonzalez expressed gratitude for his service and said that Stevenson was always a “calming presence” on the board.
Stevenson is a CPA in private practice. He and his wife, Jeanmarie, have three children.