Gainesville ISD

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Board of Trustees

  • 2017-18 Board of Trustees
    Back row:  Mike Schmitz, Mike Rosenberg, Phil Neelley, Dr. Jeff Brasher
    Front row:  Doug Wade, Corey Hardin, Will Presson, Marvin Royal

 Corey Hardin, President

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Corey Hardin, President

2nd Term, 2013-present
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Corey Hardin was raised in Gainesville and went through all levels of GISD. Father of one son, Cailin Hardin, who graduated GHS in 2016. He has 2 brothers Charles and Donald Hardin, who were also educated in GISD. He served his country by virtue of the United States Army from 1997-2001. Corey graduated from NCTC's nursing program in 2006 and is currently working as a personal trainer, operating primarily out if Bosco's Gym in Gainesville.  He also holds a seat on the Board of Directors for CASA. Corey is a member of Whaley United Methodist Church. "My mission in life is fitness and I hope to be a contributing member of this team of 8 to continue the progress and momentum that is back in the GISD."

 Mike Schmitz, VP

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Mike Schmitz, VP

3rd Term 2009-present
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Mike is a native of Gainesville who graduated  from Gainesville High School in 1970. He has been married for 43 years to Marcia (Hamer) Schmitz (GHS Class of 1973) and they are the parents of two children who both graduated for Gainesville High School. Mike has been involved with the family business, Schmitz Coin Machines for over forty years and is also part owner of Elm Creek Properties. Mike has been active in the Gainesville community for many years having served on numerous city and educational boards and committees.

 Doug Wade, Secretary

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Doug Wade, Secretary

2nd Term, 2012-present
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Doug Wade was born in Odessa, Texas and graduated from Guymon, Oklahoma as a member of the National Honor Society in 1973.  Mr. Wade graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology.  Mr. Wade began his professional career as a design engineer with Weber Aircraft in Burbank, California. Mr. Wade married his wife Karen while in California before moving to Gainesville. Doug has 3 children Jaymie, Jake and Tyler who all have attended the GISD.  Mr. Wade is an active member of the First Baptist Church in Gainesville and has served as a deacon since 1988.  Mr. Wade enjoys serving the community of Gainesville and is delighted to be a GISD Trustee and a member of the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Board.

 Mike Rosenberg

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Mike Rosenberg

3nd Term 2011-present
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Mike attended GISD for 12 years before graduating GHS in 1967.  He has been married to his wife Dot for 41 years.  Mike has 2 adult children, Patrick and Sarah.  He is a retired Educator.

 Will Presson

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Will Presson

4th Term 2008-present
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Will was born in Wichita Falls where he is a 1981 graduate of S.H. Rider High School and attended Midwestern State University.  He moved to Gainesville in 1996 and was the Chief Appraiser of Cooke County Appraisal District.  Mr. Presson has been the  managing partner of Merit Advisors since 2002.  He has been married to his wife Jennifer for 9 years, they have three children all graduates of GISD, Peyton 2009, Lauren 2009 and Cason 2011.  He is an active member of First Baptist Church and has served as a Deacon since 2003.  Will has served on numerous boards and committees and is very active in the Gainesville community. 

 Phil Neelley

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Phil Neelley

2016-present
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Phil grew up in Andrews, Texas where he graduated from Andrews High School in 1992. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1996 with a BS in Industrial Distribution.  Phil serves on the City of Gainesville Planning & Zoning Commission and has served on the Gainesville City Council in the past.  Phil is the President of Trident Process Systems in Gainesville.  He is married to Amanda and they have three children. 

 Marvin Royal

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Marvin Royal

2017-present
Marvin is a 1992 graduate of GHS and is currently the Chief Operating Officer at the Boys & Girls Club. In his time at GHS, Marvin was active in football, basketball, and baseball. Marvin attended Navarro JC, NCTC (Cooke County College) where he played baseball. Marvin is also a member of Gainesville Kiwanis, an Abigail Arms /CAC Board member , SWAC basketball official, member of the Great Southwest Officials Association - Basketball Officiating, member of the North Texas Basketball Officials Association- High School, and has represented NTBOA as an official at the Texas High School Boys State Championships for 6 years. Marvin and his wife Keli, a GISD teacher, have 2 daughters: Makenli and Malia, who attend Chalmers and Edison Elementary. 
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