AISD School Board Candidates in their Own Words

AISD School Board Candidates in their Own Words

Argyle ISD will be holding school board elections on May 7th.  One position is open and five candidates, including the incumbent, are running.  In their own words, the candidates explained why they are running and why they are the best suited for the position.

Brad Lowry
I currently serve on the Argyle High School Campus Leadership Team, a committee charged with recommending new ideas for the school. I believe that my experience as a parent of four AISD students gives me a good understanding of issues and challenges at all levels of the district.  Additionally, I have spent most of my professional career as a facilitator of complex transactions.  That typically involves bringing together two or more sides with differing interests and sometimes strong emotions, which will help me tackle the challenging issues that come before the board.

Jennifer Pakebusch
I have been a substitute in Argyle for the past two years. I’ve been in the trenches with our teachers and have seen what our students experience everyday. I know the challenges and rewards our teachers, administrators, and students go through from day to day. Unlike any other candidate or current board member,I have the unique advantage of seeing our schools as a mom, volunteer and substitute teacher. For me, serving as a board member is a small way I can give back and, most importantly, to help the teachers and administrators guide our children towards a bright future.

Brian Ratcliff (incumbent)
I am seeking reelection to help preserve continuity on this board as we enter uncharted waters.  My wife and I have 4 girls that range from Kindergarten to 7th grade, and we sincerely love this district. I have no agenda other than to continue doing the things that bring success, and to push for improving in areas that aren’t as highly publicized.  AISD is a great district, and I am committed to help us continue to improve as we enter this new phase of growth.

Wes Timmons
As you may already know, my family and I uncovered some serious issues that called into question the safety of the practices within the Argyle High School Athletic Department.  I have proven that I will stand up for the students in Argyle, no matter the cost.  Next year, my wife and I will have a child at each of Argyle ISD’s four campuses.  I will do whatever is necessary to ensure that our students are safe and have a successful educational experience.

Jeff Williams
I have been in and around AISD since August of 2001 when I was hired as a classroom teacher and coach.  I feel I have a unique perspective to bring to the board being involved in the district as both an educator and as a parent of two students.  I want to do my part to work with the board, the leadership of AISD and the community to continue the excellence that is expected
and achieved.


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