Each January, school board members across the U.S. are honored during National School Board Recognition Month for the contributions they make to their schools and communities. Prior to the district’s January board meeting, the members of the Spring ISD Board of Trustees were honored at a dinner reception where they were presented certificates of appreciation, gift baskets from campus administrators, and messages of thanks for their voluntary service on behalf of the district and its students.
“I cannot overstate the work these individuals put in on a regular basis to ensure that all of our students in Spring ISD are successful, and have equitable access to the tools and resources they need to reach their full potential,” Superintendent Dr. Lupita HInojosa said. “Over the past several years, as the world has faced unprecedented change and turmoil with the pandemic and other issues, they have provided the clear-eyed vision and innovative strategies to keep our kids on the right track.”
In addition, Board President Justine Durant was honored for her nearly 20 years of service to the district as a board member. Durant is currently the longest-serving trustee, having been elected to the Board of Trustees in 2006. She was the first Black woman to hold a spot on the board in the district’s history, and was recently nominated again to serve as the Board President by her colleagues.
“I love what we get to do for this school district and its students,” Durant said. “I have a regular job that pays my bills, but this is the job that pays my heart.”