School Board Recognition Month

Kermit Independent School District 

Trustees honored during School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month and Kermit Independent School District is celebrating its trustees for their dedication and commitment to the district and its students. 

The theme of this year’s School Board Recognition Month is Forward, Together, which highlights the collaboration among school leadership, teachers, and parents on behalf of students. 

“Recognizing the efforts of our volunteer school board is so important because of all the hard work trustees put in to making our district a success.  I am so honored and humbled to be working with such great individuals for the betterment of Kermit ISD.  We are truly a Team of 8 that advocates for student success.  Thank you KISD Board of Trustees for moving our district Forward, Together,” Dr. Lopez said.

Dan Troxell, executive director of the Texas Association of School Boards, applauded the efforts of trustees in providing leadership and good governance so that school districts can focus on educating the 5.4 million public schoolchildren in their care. 

“Texas school boards are critical to the success of students and the future of Texas,” Troxell said. “Boards lead their districts in the right direction, providing oversight, setting goals, overseeing the budget, and selecting and evaluating the superintendent. These volunteers serve for the betterment of their local schools and communities.”

Board members serving Kermit Independent School District are: 

     Lee Lentz-Edwards, President – Representing Single Member District 4 for 16 years

     Ramiro Antillon, Vice-President – Representing the At-Large Community for 3 years

     Lorina Lujan, Secretary – Representing Single Member District 3 for 7 years

     Ricky Morales, Board Member – Representing Single Member District 1 for 2 years

     Odie Marshall, Board Member - Representing Single Member District 2 for14 years

     Edward Davila, Board Member – Representing Single Member District 5 for 1 year

     Brian Awbrey, Board Member – Representing the At-Large Community for 12 years


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