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Jon Southard
Term expires: May 2022

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
Term expires: May 2021

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.
Brett Melton
Term expires: May 2023
Pat Reed
Term expires: May 2021

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
Term expires: May 2021

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.
Valerie Richards
Term expires: May 2022
Occupation - Legal Assistant at Dawson & Sodd, LLP
Married to Jason Richards and have four sons: Luke, Logan, Tristen and Braeden
Attended Blooming Grove High School - Class of 1994, University of Houston - Clear Lake B.A. May 1999. An active member of Grace Community Church where her and her husband teach 5th and 6th grade students. 
Reason for serving on board

This school district holds a special place in my heart. As a graduate and the mother of two graduates of BGISD, I know the impact that this school has on so many lives. It is my desire to give back to the district that helped shape me and two of my children into the people that we are today. Being a member of this board allows me to give back to this school and this community in a tangible way. 


Larry Gillen
Term expires: May 2023
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.