Thank you NISD Board of Trustees

Thank you NISD Board of Trustees

January is School Board Recognition Month, and 51 ISD joins the Texas Association of School Boards and the 1,026 other school districts throughout Texas to thank our locally elected trustees for their service, and to educate the community about the important role that a school board plays in shaping the lives of children and communities.

Superintendent John Craft said that even though 51s make a special effort in January to show appreciation to Board members, their work takes a year-round commitment.

It is appropriate that this year’s theme is “Locally Elected, Community Connected” which highlights the collaboration among school leadership, teachers, parents, and the community on behalf of students.

"Board members are extraordinary people who voluntarily tackle the enormous job of governing school districts. Their ultimate goal is always focused on the future success of every student enrolled in the district. Our district is enriched by the contributions of these local citizens who truly care about our kids,” Craft added. “We applaud their efforts to serve as advocates for our children and the voice of public education.

Serving on the 51 ISD Board are:

  • Robert (Bobby) Blount, Jr., President, 51 4 
  • Corinne Saldaña, Vice President, 51 5
  • Gerald B. Lopez, Vice President, 51 2
  • David Salcido, Trustee, 51 1
  • Dr. Karla Duran, Trustee, 51 3
  • Carol Harle, Ph.D., Trustee, 51 6
  • Karen Freeman, President, 51 7

NISD trustees received special recognition during their regular Board meeting on Jan. 23.