• Corsicana ISD Board of Trustees

    CISD Board of Trustees

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Dr. Seth Brown, President

Elected May 2019, term expires 2023

With a record of service to various organizations that began nearly 15 years ago, Dr. Seth Brown maintains a connection to the community he cares for as a pharmacist outside the walls of his formal workplace.  Yet, long before his service to the community began, Dr. Brown developed a passion for education.  “Being a child of a school teacher/administrator, I know the impact that good school systems have on their communities,” said Dr. Brown. 

A busy doctor and family man, when asked why he decided to run for the Board, Dr. Brown answered, “As an employer in this town [with] 3 children who will grow up in these schools, …I want to see that our students of the future have the best education and opportunities available to them to meet the demands of a changing world.”

Although originally from Frankston, Texas, Dr. Brown calls Corsicana home.  “When I moved to Corsicana in 2004, this town welcomed me with open arms.  I have grown to love Corsicana…I have seen many examples of how CISD is helping our future grow, and I am proud to be a part of this organization.”

The University of Houston graduate is married to Kelly Batchelor Brown and has three children:  Cade, Ryan and Brooke.

 

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Cathy Branch, Vice President

Board member from 2018-Present, term expires 2024

Although new to the CISD Board, Ms. Cathy Branch is not new to service.  A native of Tomball, during her short twelve years in Corsicana, Mrs. Branch has served on the YMCA and Corsicana Education Foundation Boards, and has volunteered with Northside Baptist Church and as a community Bible study teacher. 

So don’t call her a transplant, “I call this town home.  Home for my family.  So I have a lot of passion for CISD.”

Ms. Branch says that, “Corsicana ISD is a huge part of the community.  I want Corsicana to thrive,” and decided to run for the school board “to be involved with the school to the fullest for each student and each teacher.”

She and husband Matthew have three children Lindsay, Madeline and Corbin.

Ms. Branch graduated from Southwest Texas State University earning a CIS Degree.  

 

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Leah Dill Blackard, Secretary

Board member from 2008 - 2014 & 2016 - Present, term expires 2025

A Corsicana native, Ms. Leah Dill Blackard currently serves as Secretary of the CISD Board of Trustees.

After spending 7 years away from home, upon returning to Tiger Nation in 2001, Ms. Blackard became deeply involved in the community and district serving with the United Way, on the First United Methodist Church Board of Trustees, as PTO president, Chair of the Standardized Dress Committee, and as President of the Corsicana Education Foundation (not once, but twice). 

After several years of service, the UNT alum felt that she had the knowledge and leadership ability necessary to add to her love and passion for CISD… she knew the “obvious” next step was running for the school board.  “I’ve been told I am fiercely passionate about CISD, and I take that as a compliment.”

Blackard and her husband Stephen have watched their children Reese and Dill attend some of the same schools she attended growing up: Bowie, Carroll, Collins, Drane, and CHS. 

Currently in her seconf stint of Board service, (2008-2014, 2016-present), Blackard’s connection to and heart for CISD is undeniable “being a Tiger is part of who I am…[and] while it may sound cliché, I truly want to give back to the district that was so influential in my life. I take CHS’ motto to heart, TCC!”

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Barbara Kelley

Board member 2009-present, Term expires 2024

Having served for 14 years on the CISD Board, Ms. Barbara Kelley says, “I love the fact, that we have committed administrators, teachers and staff who want to see our students succeed.” 

Ms. Kelley’s roots run deep in Tiger Nation.  A 1984 CHS graduate, she has served the Corsicana Education Foundation and the Navarro County NAACP.  Currently the Police Lead Telecommunicator for DART, Ms. Kelley having lived in, gone to school and worked in Corsicana, “wanted to take the next step as a community leader, to become more involved within our school district” by running for the school board.

A Texas A&M Commerce alum, Ms. Kelley and her husband Mr. Charles Kelley share 6 children (Kendall, Dewayne, Kayla, Klinton, Kishawn and Kim).

 

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Jamie Roman

Elected May 2019, term expires 2025

Ms. Jamie Roman became a School Board trustee just three short months ago, but is a veteran volunteer in the community.  A Nacogdoches native, Ms. Roman landed in Corsicana 14 years ago and hit the ground serving…on PTO Boards at Bowie and Sam Houston Elementary schools, Collins Intermediate and Corsicana Middle School, as a mentor for the DEFY non-profit organization, and as Vice President of the Corsicana Athletic Booster Club and President of the Corsicana Cheer Booster Club.

Ms. Roman’s many years of volunteer work in the schools represents her belief and commitment to “public education as the best choice to educate and develop our students to be future leaders, citizens and members of the work force.”  She goes on to explain that, “The children we educate today, will be the teachers, nurses, doctors and law makers of tomorrow.” 

This passion for education spurred Jamie Roman’s run for the school board, according to her “to ensure that students, teachers and staff of CISD get the tools they need to be successful so that our community, state and country can continue to prosper… and to help our district achieve its goals.” 

A BBA graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, Ms. Roman is married to Michael and has two children: Allika and Corbet.

 

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Kamar Chambers

Elected November 2021

Corsicana ISD welcomes Kamar Chambers to the Board of Trustees! Chambers has been a servant leader and dedicated member of the Corsicana community.

 

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Brad Farmer

Elected May 2022

Corsicana ISD welcomes Brad Farmer to the Board of Trustees! 

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