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Regular School Board Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. These meetings are held in the Board Room of the MISD District Office, 13159 Walden Road, Montgomery, TX 77356.
Montgomery ISD is governed by an elected seven member board. Individual trustees, serving without pay, are elected for three-year terms on a rotating basis. Elections are held on the second Saturday in May annually. Although elected to numbered positions, trustees represent the District as a whole, not specific geographic areas.
The seven member board, while composed of individuals, acts officially only as a group. No member or group of members acts in the name of the Board unless authorized by the Board. A majority of the Board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.
School board members are guardians of the public trust and, through the policies they make, are ultimately responsible for the success or failure of local public education. The board serves as the advocate for educational excellence for the community’s youth and puts those interests first. The policies school boards make dictate the standards and philosophy by which schools are run and the criteria used to judge whether they are being run well.
The key roles and responsibilities of the school board members are:
The Board functions according to state and federal laws, the rules and regulations established by the State Board of Education, and the Texas Education Agency. The board powers and duties are listed in MISD Policy BAA(LEGAL) and board ethics are listed in MISD Policy BBF(LOCAL), both available as part of the online MISD Board Policy Manual.
Jim Dossey is an attorney / partner at Dossey and Jones PLLC in The Woodlands, concentrating in business law, intellectual property, tax, estate planning, and probate. Jim is a registered patent attorney with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Prior to his legal career, Jim worked in various roles in Bank of America’s Management Rotational Program for 5 years. Before that, Jim worked as a software consultant for 5 years at an oil and gas consulting firm in Houston.
In addition to his law degree, Jim holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas. He also has an MBA in corporate finance and strategy from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Jim lives with his wife, Jennifer, in the April Sound subdivision on Lake Conroe. Jim and Jennifer grew up in Montgomery, both having attended MISD’s single elementary school, intermediate school, junior high school and high school. Jim and Jennifer have three children: two girls, Claire (14) and Phoebe (11) and one son, Noah (8) who all attend Montgomery schools. Jim and his family are active members at the Ark Church in Conroe, Texas.
David Eargle is a retired executive from El Paso Corporation. David worked for 29 years in Houston and Corpus Christi in the natural gas industry. During his career, he was a Vice President with El Paso Corporation and Gulfterra Corporation, and Senior Vice President and a Board Member of Eastex Energy. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1976 with a BBA in Marketing.
In addition to serving on the MISD School Board, he is Board President of the Walden Community Improvement Association and an avid supporter of the Montgomery Bearbackers. David also formerly served as President of the Walden Men’s Association and on the board of the Palmer Drug Abuse Program for 9 years, 3 years as President.
David and his wife, Nancy, have two children, both of whom graduated from Montgomery High School. Their daughter, Betsy, is a graduate of University of Houston. Their son, Kelsey, is a Captain in the U. S. Army.
David and his family enjoy hunting, fishing, sailing, and traveling.
Trey Kirby moved to Montgomery, TX in 1987 after being born in the city of Richardson in north Texas. After graduating from MHS and getting his college education, he returned to continue his career and start his family in the community he calls home.
Currently, Trey serves as the Texas Regional Manager for DRC Emergency Services, owned by Sullivan Interests out of Galveston, TX and has been with the company for five years. He attended both Texas A&M University and Sam Houston State University receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1994.
Being a proud graduate of MHS in 1989, Trey felt it was time to give back to a community that has given him so much. Prior to being elected as an MISD trustee, he served on multiple committees and campus advisory boards throughout the district. Along with this, he is very active as a volunteer and member of local organizations. He is a member of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, Lake Conroe Area Republican Women, volunteer coach for North County Football League, and former board member and coach for Montgomery Soccer Club. His priority is his service to his Lord and church as a member and volunteer at Fellowship of Montgomery. When not volunteering, his free time includes fishing along the Texas coast, hunting ducks in the marsh, golfing with friends and traveling with his family.
Trey is married to Mallory, who has been employed by MISD since 2003 and currently serves as the principal at Montgomery Intermediate School. Married since 2004, they have two children, daughter Kati-Grace, who will be a 5th grader at MIS, and son Kannon, who will be attending Montgomery Elementary School as a 1st grader. His mother, Paulette, has been a teacher and counselor for MISD since 1992.
Montgomery ISD District Office | 13159 Walden Road | Montgomery, TX 77356 | Phone: 936-276-2000
MONTGOMERY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
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