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Upcoming 2021-22 Monthly School Board Meetings:
Monday, June 21, 2021
Monday, July 19, 2021
Monday, August 16, 2021
Trustee Election May 7, 2022
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Stanley Sokolowski, President, Place 6
Stanley Sokolowski was elected to the PISD Board of Trustees in May 2011. Born and raised in Jackson, Missouri, Stanley graduated from Jackson High School in 1988. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri in 1992. In 1995, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston. Stanley and his family moved to Palestine in 2003. In January of 2015, Stanley opened his own law office. Stanley has previously worked for the Anderson County District Attorney’s Office, the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office and a Justice of the Peace in Harris County. Stanley and his family are active members of 1st Baptist Church-Palestine. Stanley has coached youth softball, football, t-ball, soccer and basketball. Stanley and his wife Ann have two children: Hayden, a recent graduate of Palestine High School and Reagan, who is currently attending Palestine High School. Stanley and Ann are also members of the Palestine Band Boosters.
Jeffrey Schwab was born and raised in Palestine. He graduated from Palestine High School in 2005 where he was a member of the state golf team. He graduated from the University of Texas – Tyler in 2009 with a degree in finance. He is a Commercial Loan Officer for VeraBank in Palestine and has served on the William Ingram Scholarship Board Since 2014. He and his wife Courtney were married in September 2016 and they have two boys. He was elected to the school board in 2015.
Davi Killion Ingram was appointed to the school board in May 2018. She was born and raised in Palestine and graduated from Palestine High School in 2001. She received her Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University in 2005, and earned her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University in 2009. She taught middle school English for 8 years in Austin, Plano, and Lake Jackson, Texas. She is an avid believer that every child can learn, and she is passionate about education.
Dyna Tutt was elected to the PISD Board of Trustees in 2003. She has served two years as board president and twice as vice president. She has served on the policy committee for several years. Dyna received her Post Graduate Nursing Education Certificate in 2007. She received MS in Allied Health in 1999 and BSN in 1990 from UT at Tyler. She received her ADN from El Centro College in Dallas in 1980 and LVN from TVCC in 1975. She attended Elkhart School District prior to college. She is currently employed as a Nursing Instructor at UT at Tyler, Palestine Campus. She is also a certified Critical Care Nurse.
Kurt Herrington was elected to the P.I.S.D. Board in May 2016. Kurt was raised in Palestine and graduated from Palestine High School in 1998. Kurt graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2003. He also has an Associate degree of Applied Sciences from the Dallas Funeral Institute and is a licensed Mortician in the State of Texas. Kurt is the President of Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home and Land of Memory Cemetery in Palestine. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Palestine and on the Building & Standards Committee for the City of Palestine. He and his wife Christi of 11 years have three boys who attend and will soon attend P.I.S.D. schools.
Michael Bennett was elected to the School Board in 2005. He has served at Board President four times. He has also served as Board Vice President. Bennett graduated from Palestine High School with honors in 1979, and graduated from Texas A&M in 1983 with an Agriculture Education Degree. Bennett works as a local financial adviser, and is a member of Triple S Cowboy Church. He and his wife, Stacy, have a daughter, Emma, who attends Texas A&M University.
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