May 2024 Board Meeting

Board Meeting Video and Recap, May 2024
Posted on 05/15/2024
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Montgomery ISD board members met for their regularly scheduled May board meeting on Tuesday, May 14. You can watch the video and read the recap below:


Two Montgomery ISD trustees were sworn into office during the board’s May 2024 regular monthly meeting.  Montgomery County Judge Wayne Mack administered the oath of office to new trustees Paul E. Cameron IV and Lizzy Ivey, who were elected on May 4, 2024.

Cameron succeeds Trey Kirby in Position 4. Kirby has served on the board since 2015.

“I am honored to have been elected to serve as a member of the Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees,” Paul Cameron said. “I know my education, leadership experience and integrity will lend itself well to the current board and help build a brighter future for our children, teachers and Montgomery Independent School District.  I am excited for this opportunity.”

Ivey succeeds Linda Porten in Position 5. Porten has served on the board since 2018.  

“I am committed to serving our community with integrity, transparency, and dedication,” Ivey said.  “I am eager to work with fellow board members. I intend to seek out and be guided by the input of our educators, parents and community members as we work through important issues that face the district.”

After the administration of the oaths of office, the trustees voted to elect the board leadership positions for the 2024-25 school year.  Trustees selected Dr. Matt Fuller to serve as Board President. Laurie Turner will serve as Board Vice President and Eddie Winn will serve as Board Secretary.

“It is an honor to be selected to lead the Board,” Matt Fuller said. “As Board President, I look forward to working alongside my fellow trustees and Dr. Ruffin and continuing our commitment to investing in our people and offering a premier learning experience for all students in Montgomery ISD.”

Fuller succeeds Laurie Turner as Board President, who spent the past year as the Board’s leading officer.

“I want to express my sincere appreciation for Mrs. Turner’s service as Board President,” Superintendent Dr. Mark Ruffin said. “Her dedication to our school district is unparalleled. As a former educator, she has a specific understanding of what it takes to work on a campus and support students in the classroom.  She has a heart for teachers and staff, and I look forward to continuing to work alongside her in her capacity as a board trustee.”   

“I also want to express my gratitude to Trey Kirby and Linda Porten for their service as MISD Trustees.” Ruffin said. “As two of our longest-tenured trustees, they have been instrumental in the success of our school district. They have been extremely generous with their time and talent and have worked tirelessly to make Montgomery ISD better for our students and staff members. We will honor all the work they have done and will carry on the standard of excellence they have set, always focused on making decisions to best serve the kids and families in Montgomery ISD.”

Dr. Ruffin and Trustee Laurie Turner with outgoing Trustee Linda Porten
Dr. Ruffin and Trustee Laurie Turner with outgoing Trustee Trey Kirby

Also during the meeting, trustees approved the recommendation of Tiffany Mathews as the new principal at Stewart Creek Elementary School.

“Mrs. Mathews brings to Stewart Creek almost two decades of experience as an educator at all levels K-12,” Ruffin said.  We are confident she will continue the great efforts in place at the campus and use her years of experience to positively impact and support our Stewart Creek students, staff, and families. We are excited to welcome her to Montgomery ISD.”

In addition to serving as a classroom teacher in Alvin ISD, Mathews has an extensive background as an administrator, serving in leadership roles in Alvin, Conroe, Willis and Magnolia ISDs.   

“Throughout my career, I have always prioritized a strong campus culture and building relationships with students and staff,” Mathews said. “Though I am new to Montgomery, I know it is a very special school district, and that Stewart Creek Elementary is an amazing school community that I cannot wait to be part of. I am so excited about the work we will do together.”

Mathews succeeds Michele Salter as Stewart Creek principal. Salter is retiring at the end of this school year, after 28-years in public education, 25 of those as an employee of Montgomery ISD. 

“Mrs. Mathews is an expert in using student performance data to drive instruction and achievement.  She is especially skilled in creating school cultures where data is used as a tool to help both teachers and students succeed,” Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools, Carrie Fitzpatrick said.  “We are confident that Mrs. Mathews’ experience and leadership style are going to be a great fit for the Stewart Creek community.”

The trustees also recognized Lake Creek High School senior Julie Moons for earning the title of UIL 5A State Champion in diving. Moons is a 4-Time All American and holds the school record with a score of 502.60. Moons is the first female diver to place first at district, regional and state competitions in the same year and is a member of the National Dive Team.

Additionally, trustees recognized the Montgomery High School MCJROTC Female Raiders Team. This group of dedicated young women placed first in each of their events at the recent MCJROTC Raiders National Competition.

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