Place 1

Mindy McClure
 
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Mindy McClure is one of the newest additions to the GCISD Board of Trustees, elected in June of 2015.  She has been an active, hands-on GCISD and community volunteer for close to 19 years.  At Bransford Elementary School she served in various roles, including classroom volunteer and as a member of the BES PTA Executive Board.  At Colleyville Elementary School she was a PTA officer, Executive Board member and classroom volunteer.  At Colleyville Middle School her service includes a 3rd consecutive year as an officer of the PTA, as well as a past officer of the Athletic Booster Club.  At GHS she is a member of the 10th Man Club, the Advanced Academic Booster Club and the GHS PTSA.  
 
Within our community, McClure has been involved with the Boy Scouts in various roles--as a den leader in Pack 28, popcorn “kernel” in Pack 228, and adult volunteer and summer camp chaperone in Troop 1905.  She is a member of the Colleyville Garden Club and the Colleyville Lions Club.  She participates with her boys in Second Saturdays Mothers and Sons.  She and her husband Rick are members of Compass Christian Church.  They share 5 children—Taylor and Emily are both HPISD grads.  Craft graduated GHS in 2010.  Chance is a GHS sophomore and Jay is a CMS 8th grader.
 
McClure graduated with high honors from Texas A&M Corpus Christi, receiving her BA in English in 1994.  She then attended Texas Tech University School of Law, receiving her JD in the Spring of 1997.  After passing the bar exam, she opted for inactive status and focuses her attention on her children and community.

Place 2

Becky St. John 
 
Becky St. John Becky St. John, selected as Board Secretary for 2012-2013 and 2014-2015, was elected to the Board in May 2009. She has lived in Grapevine since 2001, serving in various school district and community roles. In GCISD, she has been a member of the District Excellence Committee since 2006, has served on the Budget Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Dove Elementary PTA. She also serves on the Texas Association of School Boards' Grassroots Legislative Advisory Council and has represented GCISD and Texas at the National School Board Administration Education Advocacy Institute as the Congressional District 24 representative.
  
Within the community, St. John served five years on the Grapevine Planning and Zoning Commission and is the current president of Keep Grapevine Beautiful. She is a member of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce-Women’s Division, a graduate of the Leadership Grapevine program, and an active volunteer in citywide cleanup events and festivals. Prior to moving to Grapevine, she served on the Roanoke Planning and Zoning Commission and the Roanoke City Council.
 
St. John earned a bachelor degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, where she studied history, English and archeology. She worked as an archeologist and park ranger for the Corps of Engineers at Lake Grapevine from 1992 to 2000. 

Place 3

Louie Sullins 
 
Louie SullinsLouie Sullins was elected to the Board in May 2016. He is a native Texan and a committed citizen. His community involvement includes serving as the 2010 Chairman of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, 2011 President of the Grapevine AMBUCS, and current VP of Fundraising & Development for the Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation. He also served as Co-Chair of the GCISD Facility Innovation & Readiness Stakeholder Team, a group of community members and district staff members, who to reviewed district facilities and prepared a bond package proposal for the Board of Trustees.
 
Sullins graduated from Texas A&M and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He continues to support the university by participating in the Texas A&M Developmental Council for the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences. Upon graduation, Sullins began his financial services career in 1998, trading commodities, and soon moved into Wealth Advisory Management when he joined Merrill Lynch in 2005.
 
Sullins has a history of commitment and dedication to the entire GCISD area. Additional community involvement roles include: GCISD District Excellence Committee member, Colleyville Chamber member, Leadership Colleyville graduate, Grapevine Chamber member, Leadership Grapevine graduate, Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation member (3 years) and director (2 years), Heritage Elementary School Campus Excellence Committee member, SEAT Committee member, LEAD 2021 Committee member, and a Heritage Elementary School WATCH DOG participant. He also is a member of Compass Church.
 
When not in the office, Sullins is a passionate adventure racer, enjoying trail running and mountain biking throughout the year. He lives in Colleyville with his wife Julie, and their two daughters.

Place 4

Lisa Pardo (Secretary, 2016-2017)
 
Lisa Pardo Lisa Pardo first was elected to the Board in May 2004, then re-elected in May 2007, May 2010, May 2013 and May 2016. She served as president of the Board for the 2011-2012 school year and secretary for the 2016-2017 school year. She served as vice president of the Board for two consecutive terms, and again in 2008-2009 and 2015-2016. She attended the University of Texas at Arlington and worked in the legal field for 12 years prior to becoming a full-time homemaker and volunteer. She recently sold a restaurant in Southlake with her husband Paul and they are looking for their next adventure. 
  
Pardo has lived in Northeast Tarrant County for 50 years, with 26 of those years in Colleyville. She has been an active volunteer in both the school district and community.  She is currently involved in summer reading with students at the Grapevine Community Center off of Mustang and she is also a VAST (Valuable After-School Time) volunteer. She has also served as a PTSA officer and Executive Board member, Athletic Booster Club member, CARE Board member and mentor at CHHS, and volunteers in a variety of capacities at CHHS. She also has served on the Colleyville Middle School PTA Board and at Bransford Elementary as PTA president, vice president, Campus Excellence Committee chairperson, reading tutor and other volunteer roles. She is a recipient of the GCISD Council of PTAs Friend of Children Award, the PTA Lifetime Member Award, the PTA Extended Lifetime Member Award and the Hero of Children Award for District XI, which was awarded by the Texas Department of Education.
 
Within the community, Pardo's involvement has included membership on the GCISD District Excellence Committee, Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Womens Division, Colleyville Heritage Lions Club, National Charity League, Meals on Wheels, Girl Scout leader and youth Sunday school teacher. She also served as a director for the Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation for nine years. Additionally, she founded the GCISD Chic Dress Boutique, a no-cost option for students in need of prom or banquet dresses and accessories.
 
Pardo has two children, both of whom graduated from CHHS. Her daughter Devon is a graduate from Austin College and her son TJ is a graduate Johnson University in Knoxville, TN. She and her husband attend 121 Community Church. 

Place 5

Jesse G. Rodríguez (Vice President, 2016-2017)
 
Jesse Rodriguez Jesse G. Rodríguez was elected to Place 5 on the GCISD Board of Trustees in May 2002 and has been re-elected four times, in May 2005, May 2008, May 2011 and May 2014. He is a Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Master Trustee and is currently serving as Board Secretary on the GCISD Board. Rodríguez has previously served as president of the GCISD Board for 2008- 2009, vice president of the Board for 2009-2010 & 2010-2011, and Board secretary for the 2011- 2012 school year. He has also served as Vice President for the North Texas Area Association of School Boards (NTAASB) and is currently on the Executive Board for the organization.
 
Rodríguez holds a master’s degree in School Administration as well as mid-management and superintendent’s certifications. He has experiences in education – both in the classroom as a high-school teacher and in administration as a middle-school administrator. He has been an owner and director of a private preschool in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Mid-cities area and Regional Vice President of Sales for several major publishing, technology and assessment companies. Currently, he is Regional Director of Strategic Accounts for Achieve3000.
 
Rodríguez has lived in the Grapevine-Colleyville area for 25 years, serving with various school district and community organizations. He is a member of Leadership TASB Class of 2004, served on the district’s LEAD 2021 Strategic Planning Committee, member of the executive Board for Latinos Unidos of Fort Worth, and was a member of the advisory steering committee for the Research Lab at Tarleton State University. He also has served on the Grapevine- Colleyville Education Foundation Board of Directors, the Glenhope Elementary Campus Excellence Committee, Glenhope PTA Executive Board and as president of the Glenhope Dads Club, and is a recipient of the Grapevine- Colleyville Council of PTAs Friend of Children award. Rodríguez also served on GCISD’s Budget Review Stakeholder Committee, has been a director of ARTSNET (formally the Arts Council of North East Tarrant County), and a member of the Chambers of Commerce for both Colleyville and Grapevine. He is also a member of the Colleyville Lions Club

Place 6

Leon Leal (President, 2016-2017)
 
Leon Leal Leon Leal was elected to the Board in May 2008 and re-elected in May 2011 and May 2014. He was selected to serve as Board Secretary in 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, as Board Vice President for 2013-2014, President for 2015-2016 and is currently the Board President for 2016-2017. He has been a resident of the Grapevine-Colleyville area for 23 years, and has been an active school and community volunteer.
 
In his service to GCISD, Leal has served on the Board of Directors for the Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation and supported the Foundation through an endowment. As a GCISD Trustee, he is involved in the advancement of the district's LEAD 2021 strategic plan. He joined other Trustees in the search and hiring of Superintendent Dr. Robin Ryan and has traveled to Austin to meeting with legislators for education funding reform. Prior to joining the Board of Trustees, he served as co-chairman of the 2005 Bond Planning Committee. In 2014, he was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the State board of Teachers Certification. Leal volunteers with the GHS Go Center in helping students research colleges and with Project Graduation. He also is an active supporter of GCISD athletics, including GHS baseball and wrestling.
 
In his service to the community, Leal has served on the Board of Trustees for Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine for the past nine years. He also served on the Baylor Regional Hospital Finance and Growth Committee and the Baylor Regional Hospital Quality Committee. During his service, he was selected to lobby for healthcare reform in both Austin and in Washington, D.C.
 
He has been a member of the Grapevine Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Grapevine Mills Mall Tax Increment Finance Board, Tax Increment Financing District Reinvestment Zone Number Two (Gaylord Texan TIF Board), Grapevine Youth Baseball Board, and the Board for Grapevine Youth Wrestling, of which he also is founder. Additionally, he volunteer with "Keep Grapevine Beautiful" and organized mission trips for youth baseball players overseas. He has coached youth baseball, youth football and youth and high school wrestling, and volunteered with area high school wrestlers in Colleyville, Grapevine and Southlake. He also has helped solicit athletic and academic scholarships for graduating seniors.
 
Leal holds a bachelor’s in communications from the University of Oklahoma. He is a local business owner of Abba Staffing & Consulting, Inc., and Abba Professional Group, and serves as a consultant for individual business owners.
 
He and his wife, Tracy, have been married 26 years and are both graduates of the University of Oklahoma. They have lived in Grapevine for 23 years and have three sons: Jacob, a college student; Joshua, a college student; and Joseph, a student at GHS. The Leals are members of Gateway Church and actively volunteer in GCISD schools and in the community.

Place 7

Jorge Rodríguez 
 
Jorge Rodriguez Jorge Rodríguez and his wife Jill of 19 years have been residents of Grapevine since 1995. They have two children, Jasmine and Julian, who are students at Grapevine High School and the Aspire Academy at Glenhope Elementary.
 
Rodríguez has an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a master in business administration from the University of Dallas. He has worked in the telecommunications and defense industry for over 15 years. He is currently an Engineering Manager for Elbit Systems of America. He is a member of the National Society of Hispanics with MBAs. He has been a long time donor of educational organizations such as the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering and the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science.
 
Rodríguez has coached youth soccer and basketball teams for the last 8 years. He has been the coordinator and block captain for his neighborhood crime watch program for over 10 years. He is a member of SAGE, a parent organization advocating for gifted education, and of READ, a parent-based advocacy group supporting students with dyslexia and related disorders.
 
Rodríguez has been on the GCISD School Board since 2008 and was the Board President in 2012 and 2013. He believes that the educational success of our children is directly related to the alchemy of teachers, administration and parents working in unison. He wants to ensure that the district meets the diverse educational needs of all children in our community. He is passionate about high academic standards, particularly in math and science, which will propel all students to higher levels of college education.

Last Modified on March 29, 2017
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