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Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees
  Position Name & Email  Term Expires Biography
  1 Mary Miller
  2017 Biography
  2 Kurt "Skip" Stanberry   2017 Biography
  3 David Eargle  (Vice-President)   2017 Biography
  4 Trey Kirby   2018 Biography
  5 Kellie Anderson (Secretary)
  2018 Biography
  6 Ken Thomet (President)   2019 Biography
  7 Trish Mayne   2019 Biography

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:

  • Hire and evaluate the superintendent and delegate all administrative responsibilities
  • Approve the school district’s budget
  • Establish goals and evaluate outcomes
  • Adopt and evaluate policies
  • Communicate with the community

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.

Mary Miller is a retired attorney, she was Counsel, Health Care Operations for Prudential Health Care and worked in Prudential’s offices in Houston, Minneapolis and Newark. A native of North Dakota, Mary received her B.A.  from the university of Hawaii and her J. D. from the University of Houston.

Mary and her husband have resided in Montgomery for 14 years.  She serves on a number of committees in her church and has been involved with numerous volunteer activities for organizations in her community including Montgomery County United Way, CASA and ESL tutoring.

Mary and her husband Dennis have two children and two grandchildren.  Her daughter Christine is an assistant professor at Missouri Baptist University.  Christine’s husband James is a Commander in the Navy. Her son, Brandon, is attending Duke Divinity School.

Skip Stanberry is a native Texan, who grew up in the Houston area, and has lived in Montgomery for 20 years. He is in his 14th year on the MISD Board of Trustees, serving as Board President 2008-2011.

Skip is a Professor of Legal Studies in Business with the University of Houston System and teaches in the MBA program. He previously held visiting professorships in London, Tokyo, Bonn, and Seoul. He is also a licensed attorney.  He holds a BA from Yale University, an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Temple University, and a JD from the University of Houston College of Law.

Skip has been active in various local/state organizations, such as the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Program, the Greater Houston Partnership, and the Yale Alumni Houston Chapter.

Skip has two daughters, Sarah and Camille, both of whom graduated from MISD. Sarah graduated from the University of Houston and now works in public relations; Camille graduated from the University of West Florida and is completing an environmental internship in Florida before starting her master’s degree in environmental science.
David Eargle (Vice-President)
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 the President of the Walden Men’s Association, a Board President of the Walden Community Improvement Association, and an avid supporter of the Montgomery Bearbackers.  David also formerly served 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 recently graduated from Montgomery High School.  Their daughter, Betsy, is currently a sophomore at Lone Star College.  Their son, Kelsey, is a Lieutenant 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.

Dr. Kellie Anderson, along with her husband LaMarr, have owned and operated Stow-A-Way Marina and RV Park since 2009. From 2000-2013, Dr. Anderson and her cousin owned and operated two child care centers, Stepping Stones, in The Woodlands. In the past, she has also worked as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor at Kingwood College; as a Coordinator and Adult Facilitator for a Family/Community Empowerment Project as well as a Research Assistant, both at Texas A&M University; and as a Teacher at Cottage Infant Center in Santa Barbara, California.


Dr. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University (1990); a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education from University of California, Santa Barbara (1992); and a Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology from Texas A&M University (1998).

In addition to serving her first term as a Board of Trustee for Montgomery ISD, Dr. Anderson is President-Elect of the Montgomery Monarch National Charity League and President of the Bentwater Tennis Association. She is also a member of National Charity Roundtable, North Shore Republican Women, Lake Conroe Area Republican Women, Bentwater Civic Association, and Bentwater Ladies Organization.


Having lived in Montgomery for seventeen years, Dr. Anderson and her husband LaMarr have been married for eighteen years. Together, they have a son, Terrin “T-Bone” (14), and a daughter, Turner (13). She and her family enjoy traveling, boating, and hunting.

Ken Thomet has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant since 1983.  Ken opened his own practice in 2002 and now offices on Walden Road in Montgomery, Texas.  Prior positions held include: Chief Financial Officer for the US operations of an international plastic company, divisional controller for a national construction company, Senior Auditor for the international CPA firm Grant Thornton and a Bank Auditor.  Ken is a graduate of Western Michigan University earning a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration Majoring in Accounting.  Ken holds a Professional Membership with the Texas Society of CPA’s.

In addition to currently serving his 3rd term as a Board of Trustee for Montgomery ISD, Ken has also served on various District committees that include Long Range Facilities Committee, District Advisory Committee, MES Campus Advisory Committee, and Principal Selection Committee.  Ken also served on the board of trustees and assisted with accreditation for the St.Thomas Episcopal School in Nassau Bay, Texas before moving his family to Montgomery.

Ken is an active participant in our community.  He donates his financial services to support many organizations for our local youth.  He is a member of Montgomery Lions Club and has also volunteered to serve as Treasurer for many other area organizations that include Montgomery County Cattle Barons Ball for American Cancer Society, Lone Star Honor Flight, for which he has proudly served as a consistent Guardian, Project Graduation Class of 2008 and 2012, and Leap of Faith, an Equine Assisted Therapeutic Riding program for the disabled.

Ken and his family have lived in Montgomery since 1997.  Ken and his wife Susan, a Montgomery native, who is also a passionate participant in our district as well as our community, have three beautiful daughters.  Lyndsey graduated in 2008 and is now attending college, Julie graduated in 2012 and attends TAMU, and Abby an 11th grader at Montgomery High School.
Trish Roche Mayne began her aviation career in 1985 with Continental Airlines n Denver, Colorado as a Flight Attendant. She transferred to Houston in 1998 to raise her family in beautiful Montgomery. Her favorite passengers have been the WWII Veterans on the Lone Star Honor Flights. Prior to 1985, she worked as a Marketing Director for a PGA Golf Tournament and an ATP Tennis Tournament in Florida. Directly out of college Xerox Corporation hired her as a sales executive.

Trish attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida on a partial academic scholarship from 1976-1978. She then transferred to Rollins College (1978-1980) in Winter Park, Florida on a full Golf Scholarship obtaining a Business Degree. During the first semester of her senior year at Rollins, she was accepted to the student exchange program in Dublin, Ireland.

Trish is very committed to Montgomery ISD. She was elected to the MISD School Board in 2004. She is presently serving as President and is a member of the District Health Advisory Committee. She has served as MES PTA President, Campus Improvement Committee, District Improvement Committee and numerous school PTO’s prior to becoming a School Board Trustee. She is an active volunteer in MISD.

Trish is married to Steve Mayne. Steve is a 767/757 Captain at Continental Airlines. He enjoys flying international flights. Trish and Steve met 25 years ago flying together. They have two children, Christopher and Stephanie. Prior to living in Montgomery, they lived in Denver, Colorado, Seattle, Washington and Vail, Colorado. Both their children were born in Vail, Colorado. The family periodically takes trips to Colorado to see friends, ski or enjoy the outdoors. Trish and her family are members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe, Texas.

 

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