Monday, July 25, 2016

SBISD Board President Named to Area Leadership Post

Spring Branch ISD Board of Trustees President Karen Peck has been appointed as a director of the Gulf Coast Area Association of School Boards for the 2016-2017 school year.

The Gulf Coast Area Association of School Boards (GCAASB) is a voluntary group of more than 50 school boards in the greater Houston area that aims to enhance the quality of education for area public school students by providing education and information to local school boards, and by creating an opportunity for school boards to impact state legislation affecting the public schools.

“The experience that Mrs. Peck has gained on the local Board of Trustees will benefit all of the students, staffs and schools in the Gulf Coast Area Association as it is combined on the Executive Board with the experience of trustees from 14 other school districts,” said Jerry Smith, association executive secretary. “That leadership will be meaningful.”

In addition to SBISD Board President Peck, area trustees who will serve as 2016-2017 GCAASB directors include Sarah Winkler of Alief ISD, Tiffany Wennerstron of Alvin ISD, Ann Hammond of Clear Creek ISD, Bob Covey of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and Lee Giddens of Deer Park ISD.

Also serving as 2016-2017 association directors are Jim Rice of Fort Bend ISD, Charles Cunningham with Humble ISD, Joe Adams of Katy ISD, Nathaniel Richardson Jr. of Royal ISD and Hal Biery of Texas City ISD.

Trustees serving as 2016-2017 GCAASB officers are President Kim Janke of Needville ISD, president; Mark Lewandowski of Tomball ISD, first vice president; Steven Davis of Channelview ISD, second vice president; Kathy Green of La Porte ISD, secretary-treasurer; and Georgan Reitmeier of Klein ISD, past president.

Dues-paying GCAASB member school boards and associate members who are also supporters of public education receive state-required local trustee training and regular newsletters. Their dues also support educational excellence through an annual scholarship program.

More information about the association may be obtained by emailing or by clicking on


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