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Jon Southard

Occupation - Sales/Self-Employed

Married to Caroline and have three children Steely, Keller and Paxton

Education - Sam Houston State University B.S. December 1994 and M.S. May 1996

Reason for serving on the board
As a graduate of BGISD, I felt the need to serve in order to give back to the school and community. I hope to be a positive influence as the district strives to provide the highest quality education available to all students.
Micah Haden       
Vice President

Occupation - Attorney in Corsicana.

Married to Nancy and have three children, Seth, Isaac and Joseph.

Involved in Westhill Church of Christ, Texas Bar Association, Navarro County Bar Association.

Reason for serving on board
BGISD provided the academic background to begin my career. I feel a need to give back my service to ensure the children of the district have the same educational opportunities I did as a student.
Pat Reed

Occupation - Retired, Navarro County FSA, 30 years of service.

Married to Joe Reed and have three sons,
Scott Reed, Russell Reed and Jacob Reed.

Attended Navarro College and Sam Houston State

Involved with Navarro County Youth Expo, Co-chairman, Navarro Go Texan Scholarship Foundation board, Navarro County Credit Union Board.

Reason for serving on the board
To look after the best interest of ALL students, taxpayers and staff.
David Peterson

Occupation - CEO

Married to Ronda Peterson and have two children, Logan and Madison.

Attended Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Animal Science, 1999.

Reason for serving on the board
I would like o see that every child, in our community, receives the best education possible. The children are our future and we need to prepare them for their future.
Harry Dotson
Occupation - Agriculture Science Teacher 
He has two sons, Lane Dotson, 19 and Luke Dotson, 16. 
Involved in Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Go Texan Member for Navarro County; Cowboy Church of Corsicana Youth Group Leader; Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas member.
Reason for serving on board

As an experienced educator with twenty five years of service to public education, I feel that I can assist BGISD in encouraging sound management practices that will promote student success.

Brett Melton

Larry Gillen
Occupation - Truck Driver

Married to Terri Gillen and have three children Haley Ehly, Hillary Harper and Josh Gillen. 

Graduated from BGISD.

Reason for serving on the board
The school board needed some change and to ensure the proper leadership for our students and teachers.