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Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees
  Position Name & Email  Term Expires Biography
  1 Jim Dossey
  2020 Biography
  2 Adam Simmons   2020 Biography
  3 David Eargle  (Vice-President)   2020 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.

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.

Adam Simmons graduated from Klein High School in 1996 and went on to graduate from what is now Texas State University in 2000, with a degree in Marketing and Business Administration. After living in Austin for a couple of years he and his wife Tiffany decided to move closer to family to raise theirs. They moved to Montgomery in June of 2006.

Adam, having been in the home finance industry since 2003, started Crystal Clear Mortgage with a business partner in 2008.  Together they have helped, literally, thousands of people with their goals of home ownership in Montgomery County and more specially, in the MISD area.

Adam felt he needed to give back to the community that welcomed him and his family with open arms, and to the community that allowed him to own and operate a successful business. Also, with a 7 year old and an 11 year old currently enrolled in MISD, it was very important for Adam to have a say in the direction of the district.  Adam is very eager to help the district, and learn and grow along the way.
David EargleDavid 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 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.

Kellie Anderson

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 a member of the Montgomery Monarchs National Charity League, the Bentwater Volunteer Families, the Bentwater Civic Association, the Bentwater Tennis Association, and the North Country Women’s Tennis League.


Having lived in Montgomery for twenty years, Dr. Anderson and her husband LaMarr have been married for over twenty years.  Together, they have a son, Terrin “T-Bone” (16), and a daughter, Turner (15).  She and her family enjoy golfing, playing tennis and pickleball, boating, fishing, hunting, and travelling.

 

Ken Thomet 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 4th 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 has 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, have three daughters that have graduated from Montgomery High School - Lyndsey graduated in 2008 and is now attending Lone Star College, Julie graduated in 2012 and graduated from TAMU in 2016, and Abby graduated in 2015 and attends St. Edwards University.
Trish Mayne
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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