As elected officials, the members of the Frenship School Board of Trustees advocate as a voice for their communities, serving the best interest of Frenship students, families, teachers, and staff.
The theme for this year's school board appreciation month is "Forward Together". As Texas public schools continue to deal with the challenges of the past few years, school boards will lead the way. However, schools and communities succeed when everyone works together for a brighter future — parents, teachers, students, and school leadership.
Gov. Abbott issued a proclamation stating, "To catch a glimpse of the Texas of tomorrow, we need only look into the classrooms of today." The proclamation also acknowledged the importance of locally-elected boards. "...Individual schools and districts are answerable to the people through elected school boards. These boards set a vision for their district based on students' needs and community values."
Frenship is honored to thank our board members who voluntarily tackle the enormous job of governing our local school district:
Brad Draper, President - serving since 2004
David R. Miller, Vice President - serving since 2006
Kyle Rogers, Secretary - serving since 2011
Jamey Phillips - serving since 2015
Mikella Newsom - serving since 2018
Andrew Cox - serving since 2020
Chelsea Salazar - serving since 2023
In 2019, the Frenship School Board of Trustees was ranked in the Top 5 School Boards in Texas. The members combined have more than 60 years of service to Frenship! Many of the members have children that are Frenship students, spouses that are Frenship teachers, or are community volunteers through The Frenship Foundation for Leadership and other volunteer programs.
During the monthly board meeting on Thursday, January 19, Frenship will recognize our board members for their dedicated work to the district.