Brownfield ISD Board of Trustees had a regularly scheduled board meeting last night with new hires and resignations on the agenda.

After the preliminary items and presentations, then Superintendent Chris Smith had a presentation for the Principal Fellows Program which is a program for those who want to earn their principal’s certification. The Texas Education Administration elected to give a grant to BISD and in turn, BISD has partnered up with Texas Tech University to accelerate the credentialing of those chosen for the program.

There were four candidates that were chosen for this program and Mr. Smith presented those to the board. Here is the list of those who will be in this new program plus the campus they will be at.

  • Liana Garcia – Brownfield Middle School
  • Amanda Richards – Brownfield High School
  • Ashley Venable – Oak Grove Elementary
  • Kristen Webb – Oak Grove Elementary

Mr. Smith said that, “this will only make each campuses stronger.”

Moving on in the meeting, CFO Teresa Montemayor presented the financial reports year-to-date through March 2019. 78% of revenue has been sent in for the 2018-2019 budget. Also, BISD for year-to-date has used only 58% of the budget with only four months left in the 2018-2019 budget cycle. According to Montemayor the district is right on target with the budget.

Next was the resignations of personnel. Here is the list of those who has resigned and what position and campus they worked at.

  • Kara Adams, Teacher – Oak Grove
  • Donna Barnes, Teacher – Oak Grove
  • Teresa Buritica, Teacher – BHS
  • Greg Freeman, Teacher/Coach – BHS
  • Scott Geyer, Teacher- BHS
  • Melanie Jasper, Teacher/Coach – BHS
  • Jason Jewell, Teacher – BHS
  • Daresa Melton, Teacher – BMS
  • Michael Moffitt, HS Principal – BHS
  • Lauren Payton, Teacher – BMS
  • Sharla Powell, Teacher – Colonial Heights
  • Donnie Reston, Teacher – BMS
  • Mona Stewart, Teacher – BBAC
  • Kacie Walley, Asst. Principal – Oak Grove
  • Jessica Wells, Teacher – Oak Grove

BISD also named some new hires. They are listed with recommended assignment and education.

  • Adam Flores: Assistant BMS Band Director – WTAMU
  • Clarisa Olveda-Gonzalez: BBAC Teacher – LCU
  • Hailee Staggs: Oak Grove – TTU
  • Jacei Barrera: BHS ELAR/Coach – TTU
  • Sara Martinez: Oak Grove – TTU
  • Scott Beall: BHS Math – TTU
  • Weston Clark: Music Teacher – WTAMU
  • Walter Nix: BHS Math/Coach – Sul Ross

BISD also hired a new Assistant Principal. Current BHS Principal Michael Moffitt has resigned to take the helm as the head coach of the Amarillo High Volleyball team who is nationally recognized. The current BHS Assistant Principal Gionet Cooper was moved up to BHS Principal. The new BHS Assistant Principal is Frank Shepherd. Mr. Shepherd is currently serving as one of the Assistant principals at Hutchinson Middle School of Lubbock ISD. Mr. Shepherd’s effective date of assignment is July 1st, 2019.

The BISD School Board meeting will be held on May 20th, 2019 at 6:30 PM