SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES SPEAK OUT
“Hello, my name is Lisa Shelton, and I am seeking election to school board Place 1.
“I am the wife of a wonderful husband who supports me with his heart and soul. I am the mother of three amazing children, each with his/her own talent and personality. I am the girl with the crazy hair that loves to dance and enjoy good times with great friends. I am employed fulltime (as an advertising sales representative) at the South Jetty newspaper… for the second time! I am the sole proprietor of a housekeeping business, which I have successfully managed for over 13 years. I am a proven volunteer within the community with ties to civic and school organizations.
“I feel I have PAISD in my heart and I want to be a part of keeping this district amazing while it ebbs and flows with the needs and desires of the community. I have a desire to represent all students in all areas of the community. I think they deserve the best education we can give them.
“I understand that a wellrounded student comes from having many opportunities including quality teachers who teach academics, a supportive and caring staff, and access to music, art and sports. I am quite proud of the Lady Marlin basketball players who were named to the Academic All-District team, the Marlins basketball team who made it to regional playoffs, the French horn quartet for first place in UIL competition, the shop class receiving NCCER certification and for the three elementary girls who won the Corpus Christi Symphon y Or- chestra ar t and writing contest – and that all happened in just one week!
“I began volunteering the day my oldest started Prekindergarten. I was awarded the prestigious title of ‘Room Mom’. This is a title I held through kindergarten, and from there I volunteered time and money in the classroom. I wanted to know more and be involved at school, so I started attending PTO meetings. They are always looking for willing volunteers and I have served as parliamentarian, secretary and am currently treasurer. I have participated and chaired numerous activities. I won’t elaborate, but am open to sharing information with anyone who has questions.
“I was asked to become a part of Site Based Decision Making committee and served for three years. SBDM committees were designed to ensure that teachers, parents and community members have an active voice in local education matters.
“From SBDM I was asked to be a participant on DWEIC (District Wide Educational Improvement Committee). I have served on DWEIC for five years. Both of these committees are made up of parents, teachers and community business owners. DWEIC is a broad-based committee that is charged with advising the school board on district educational related topics, some of which are educational goals and objectives, classroom instructional programs, developing the instructional calendar and staff development programming.
“I feel my volunteer involvement in all these schoolbased activities has been a great training ground for pursuing the position of Place 1 on the school board.
“In addition to my school based volunteering I have done community volunteering. Relay For Life is something I am most known for having served as event chair for three years. I have also been among the top producing individual fundraisers every year. I currently am serving on the South Texas Regional Council for Relay For Life as Mentor Workgroup Chairperson.
“Port Aransas Community Theatre has been a three-year commitment that I have thoroughly enjoyed and from which I have learned many lessons. I served as secretary for two years and am currently president of the board of directors. During my tenure, PACT was able to develop a collaboration with H.G. Olsen Elementary School, and has produced two hugely successful youth productions. Due to this success, PACT hosted a Summer Theatre Camp for elementary school students. It, too, was a great success. This year, PACT worked with the high school drama class and they performed The Halloween Show on the PACT stage.
“Other volunteer activities have included Keep Port Aransas Beautiful, helping with PAEF annual Mardi Gras fundraiser, and Pennies for the Playground.
“ The saying goes, If you want something done, ask a busy person.’
“I would be humbled by your support and vote for Place 1, Port Aransas ISD School Board.”