Two Spring ISD Board Trustees who ran unopposed in the November General Election were sworn in to office on Tuesday at the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees, followed by the election of board officers for 2022.
Trustee Carmen Correa was elected to Position 6, and Trustee Natasha McDaniel was elected to Position 7. Both trustees, who are new to their positions, will serve three-year terms.
General Counsel Jeremy Binkley presented each of them with a certificate of election, which was followed by a swearing-in ceremony conducted by Spring ISD Director of Board Services Jason Sheffer.
Correa is a 22-year resident of the district and longtime Spring ISD volunteer. Her volunteer work in the district includes serving as parent co-chair of the Spring ISD Student Health Advisory Council; serving as a member of the Spring ISD Parent Advisory Council and the Ponderosa Elementary School Parent Advisory Council; and serving as vice president and membership chair of the Ponderosa Elementary School PTA. With a bachelor’s degree in global business management from the University of Phoenix, Correa also brings private-sector experience from previous jobs in the mortgage, financial services and business consulting industries.
McDaniel has lived in the district for almost 10 years, having arrived in the Spring area in 2011. An experienced educator, with her bachelor of science in early childhood education from Bowling Green State University as well as a master’s in curriculum and instruction from Sam Houston State University, McDaniel has worked as an elementary school teacher, a language arts specialist and a district literacy coach in Aldine ISD. More recently, she served as a classroom management coach with a local educational nonprofit and worked with area teachers as a cohort leader for HB3 Reading Academies offered through the Region 4 Education Service Center.
Following the swearing-in ceremony, the Board elected officers for 2022. Trustee Justine Durant was elected president. Trustee Winford Adams was elected vice president; Trustee Kelly P. Hodges was elected board secretary; and Rhonda Newhouse was elected assistant board secretary.