January is School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month
Posted on 01/22/2024
Locally Elected, Community Connected

January is School Board Recognition Month and Castleberry ISD is celebrating its school board members for their dedication and commitment to the district and its students.

The theme of this year’s School Board Recognition Month is Locally Elected, Community Connected, which highlights the connection between school trustees and their communities. School board members are the largest group of locally-elected officials in the state.

In August, the Castleberry ISD School Board approved a 23 cent decrease to the 2023 tax rate. The board also continues to support the Compensation Plan to ensure Castleberry ISD salaries remain competitive with the districts in the region. Members of the board are always willing to support students outside of the board room, whether that’s at a Fort Worth City Council meeting or traveling to state and regional competitions.

Dan Troxell, executive director of the Texas Association of School Boards, applauded the efforts of volunteer trustees in providing leadership and good governance so that school districts can focus on educating the 5.4 million public schoolchildren in their care.

“Texas school boards are so important because they bring a deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of their local communities to their role,” Troxell said. “Boards lead their districts by providing oversight, setting goals, overseeing the budget, and selecting and evaluating the superintendent. These volunteers serve for the betterment of their communities.”

Thank you, Board of Education, for 77 combined years of service to Castleberry!

Castleberry ISD Board of Education

Dewey Taliaferro
Board President, Serving Since 2023

Mary Lou Martinez
Board Vice-President, Serving Since 2004

Cathy Gatica
Board Secretary, Serving Since 2013

David Holder
Board Member, Serving Since 2001

Tracy Gallman
Board Member, Serving Since 2020

Ariela Martinez
Board Member, Serving Since 2021

Linda Aguillon
Board Member, Serving Since 2021

Additional Resources

To learn more about school board service online visit the Texas Association of School Boards website or watch Role of a School Board

For more information about serving on Castleberry ISD’s school board and upcoming elections, visit the Board Elections page.