• Meet the Board

    The mission of the Galena Park Independent School District is to prepare students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners. The Galena Park ISD School Board members provide direction and promote student success by supporting and celebrating the mission of the District.

     

    Ramon Garza - PresidentRamon Garza

    Position 4 (Expires 2022)
    Term of Office:  June 10, 2019 - June 13, 2022

    Years of Service: 2010 – Present
    Email Address: ramongarza@galenaparkisd.com
    Occupation: Insurance Agent
    Number of Children: 3
    Alma Mater(s): Galena Park High School, Class of 1986

    "I love to give back to the District from which I graduated. Two of my daughters have also graduated from Galena Park, and one is still in school; I feel excited for them to see all the wonderful things that they are going to be part of in life because of their time in this District."

    Jeff Miller - Vice PresidentJeff Miller

    Position 3 (Expires 2022)
    Term of Office:  June 10, 2019 - June 13, 2022
    Years of Service: 1997 – Present

    Email Address: jmiller@galenaparkisd.com
    Occupation: Independent Insurance Agent
    Number of Children: 2
    Alma Mater(s): Baylor University, Bachelor of Arts; Harvard Divinity School, Bachelor of Divinity; South Texas College of Law, Juris Doctor

    "As the first person in my family to go to college I am very aware of the importance of education and want to help make sure our students get the very best education possible."

    Adrian Stephens - SecretaryAdrian Stephens

    Position 1 (Expires 2021)
    Term of Office:  June 11, 2018 - June 14, 2021

    Years of Service: June 2018– Present
    Email Address: astephens@galenaparkisd.com
    Occupation: Sales
    Number of Children: 3
    Alma Mater(s): Prairie View A&M

    "I have a strong passion for the children in my community. I love being involved with a district that truly puts children’s best interest first. This is my way of being active in my community and I enjoy serving the children, staff, teachers and administrators of GPISD."

    Wanda Heath Johnson - Board TrusteeWanda Heath Johnson

    Position 2 (Expires 2021)
    Term of Office: June 11, 2018 - June 14, 2021

    Years of Service: 1998 - 2002 and May 2009 - Present
    Email Address: wjohnson@galenaparkisd.com
    Occupation: Retired
    Number of Children: 2
    Alma Mater(s): Fidelity High School, Texas Southern University, Bachelor of Elementary Education and Master of Education

    "I chose to serve on the GPISD Board of Trustees to make a difference in the education of all students, and to help ensure students learn what is needed to live a viable life in this society."

    Noe Esparza - Board TrusteeNoe Esparza

    Position 6 (Expires 2023)
    Term of Office: December 14, 2020 - May 6, 2023

    Years of Service: 2019 - present
    Email Address:nesparza@galenaparkisd.com
    Occupation: Sales
    Number of Children: 2
    Alma Mater(s): Galena Park High School, San Jacinto College, University of Houston

    "I have lived in this community for 46 years and attended schools in GPISD from Kinder through High School. The education I received at GPISD was critical to my success and I want to be able to make sure that all of our kids in our community have access to the same opportunities I had at GPISD."

     

    Norma Hernandez - Board TrusteeNorma Hernandez

    Position 7 (Expires 2023)
    Term of Office: December 14, 2020 - May 6, 2023

    Years of Service: 2019-present
    Email Address: nhernandez@galenaparkisd.com
    Occupation: Retired
    Number of Children: 2
    Alma Mater(s): University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley and Texas Southern University

    "I look forward to giving back to the District that has played such an important part in my life."

    Herbert Alexander Sanchez - Board TrusteeHerbert Alexander Sanchez

    Position 5 (Expires 2023)
    Term of Office: November 18, 2020 - May 6, 2023

    Years of Service: 2020- present
    Email Address: hsanchez@galenaparkisd.com
    Occupation: Small Business Co-Founder
    Number of Children: 3
    Alma Mater(s): Texas Southern University, Bachelor's in Administration of Justice; Sam Houston State University, Master's in Public Administration

    "I believe that a strong educational system is the foundation of our community and of our great nation. As a parent to Galena Park I.S.D. students and as a fellow neighbor in our great community, the future of our children is extremely important to me. I look forward to working with my colleagues, teachers, staff, administration, and fellow neighbors to bring about higher quality education and opportunities to all of our children and community members."

      Dr. John C. Moore - Superintendent of Schools
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    "The GPISD Board Members are a dedicated tireless group of individuals who exemplify a tremendous commitment to the children of our community. It is truly a blessing to serve with such a fine group of community members!"