Dr. Deborah Jensen, Vice President, Position 1

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Dr. Deborah Jensen, Vice President, Position 1

STEM Professional Development Program Leader, retired

Dr. Deborah Jensen was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2010 and re-elected in 2013, 2016 and 2019. She brings many years of experience in education to the Board, and is the proud grandparent of two Spring ISD students. Dr. Jensen has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles, a master’s degree in biology from the University of Hartford, teaching certification from Sam Houston State University and a doctorate degree in educational curriculum and instruction from Texas A&M University. She has taught secondary science and math, worked in a biomedical research laboratory and led professional development programs at Rice University and the Southeast Regional T-STEM Center. She retired from paid work in 2012 and now works as a volunteer for the students, staff and community of Spring ISD.

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 Kelly P. Hodges, Position 2

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Kelly P. Hodges, Position 2

Executive Director, Historic Houston Texans YMCA

Kelly P. Hodges was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2019 and is the proud guardian of four great nieces and nephews who attend Spring ISD schools. She is an alumna of Grambling State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees. She brings 16 years of operations management experience in the areas of communications, public health, advocacy and nonprofit management and fund development.

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 Justine Durant, Position 3

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Justine Durant, Position 3

Regional Director, Cigna Healthcare of Texas, Inc.

Appointed to the Board of Trustees in November 2006 to fill a vacancy in Position 3, Ms. Durant was elected to the position in November 2007 and re-elected in 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019. She has served two terms as President of the Board. Ms. Durant brings to the position many years of experience as a volunteer in Spring ISD. She has been an active member of parent-teacher organizations throughout the District and has served on numerous Spring ISD committees.  She has also been an active advocate with the Texas Association of School Boards legislative committee, dedicated to driving change in Austin. In addition, Ms. Durant extends services to her community as a Connection Committee Chair for the Spring Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., with  a focus on advocating legislatively for public education.

Twitter @justine_durant

 Winford Adams Jr., Assistant Secretary, Position 4

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Winford Adams Jr., Assistant Secretary, Position 4

Harris County Department of Education Public Information and Policy Manager

Elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2017 while running unopposed, Mr. Winford Adams Jr. brings a variety of educational experiences to the position and is the proud parent of three Spring ISD students. Mr. Adams received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley and then served two years as a Teach for America corps member in South Louisiana before embarking on his own professional teaching career at schools in Austin and Houston. He taught math for several years prior to earning his law degree at the University of Houston.

Twitter @dubyaadams

 Rhonda Newhouse, President, Position 5

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Rhonda Newhouse, President, Position 5

Field Supervisor of Principals and Counselor Certification Internship at Prairie View A&M University

Appointed to the Board of Trustees in July 2014 to fill a vacancy in Position 5, Ms. Newhouse was elected to the position in November 2014 and re-elected in 2017. She has over 40 years of experience in education, which includes serving as a teacher, counselor and campus administrator. She is a long-time supporter of Spring ISD, having served on the Spring ISD Business and Community advisory committee, and continues to serve on the Spring ISD Education Foundation Board of Directors.

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 Donald Davis, Secretary, Position 6

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Donald Davis, Secretary, Position 6

Donald Davis was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2015 and re-elected in 2018. In 2019 he earned the designation of Leadership TASB Master Trustee from the Texas Association of School Boards. A retired Spring ISD teacher with more than 15 years in the classroom, he is most known for his time as director of Westfield High School’s award-winning JROTC program. He also serves on the Spring ISD Education Foundation board of directors and has volunteered on several district committees, including the Supporting Our Scholars mentoring program. Davis is a retired captain of the U.S. Army.

 Jana Gonzales, Position 7

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Jana Gonzales, Position 7

Vice President, InvesTex Credit Union

Elected to the Board of Trustees in May 2006 and re-elected in 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018, Ms. Gonzales currently represents the Board on the Spring ISD Education Foundation Board. Ms. Gonzales has served in numerous volunteer capacities for Spring ISD, including a leadership role in the long-standing Spring Tri-Club that hosts the Spring Livestock Show and Sale and is a past director of the Spring ISD Education Foundation. In addition, she is the proud parent of two Spring High School alumni.

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