District celebrates School Board Recognition Month
January is School Board Recognition Month, when Pearland Independent School District recognizes its trustees for their year-round commitment to provide quality public education.
Pearland ISD proudly honors this all-star team -- the seven school board members who serve and support students while partnering with administration to lead the district.
The board of trustees includes President Charles Gooden Jr., Vice President Lance Botkin, Secretary Rebecca Decker and members Jeff Barry, Crystal Carbone, Mike Floyd and Sean Murphy.
The board functions as the district’s policy-making body, with administrative staff carrying out the policies set by the board. Trustees model effective school board practices, working as a team to benefit the district’s students.
Here is what some trustees say about what keeps them motivated and inspired as Pearland ISD Board members:
Charles Gooden, Jr.: “Seeing the incredible things our students accomplish keeps me motivated. I love being involved in the very important task of educating our youth.”
Lance Botkin: “Supporting the Pearland ISD staff and students and always striving for my main goal, of ‘building a community where people want to move and love to live’ keeps me inspired.”
Rebecca Decker: “The students keep me motivated and the staff inspires me. I want to ensure we, as a district, provide for all students to succeed. Our staff do so much with sometimes very little; they are an inspiration for me to keep fighting for them.”
Board meetings are normally held on the second Tuesday of each month at the Education Support Center, 1928 N. Main. Click here for dates and agenda.