• Meet Our School Board of Trustees 

    Greenville ISD is divided into seven single-member districts with one trustee representing each district. Voters residing within the boundaries of each single-member district elect trustees. Candidates are required to live in the district in order to run for that district's trustee position. Members of the public may contact School Board members by emailing them at gisdboard@greenvilleisd.com.

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    Pictured L-R are: Dr. Kim Butcher, Vice President and District 3 trustee; Tish Woodruff, District 4 trustee; John Kelso, President and District 5 trustee; Superintendent Dr. Demetrus Liggins; Trena Stafford, Secretary and District 2 trustee, Anne Haynes, District 1 trustee; Roger Livingston, District 7 trustee; and Aletha Kruse, District 6 trustee.  

 Anne Haynes, District 1 Trustee (term expires 2022)

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Anne Haynes, District 1 Trustee (term expires 2022)

Anne Haynes has served as District 1 Trustee for 22 years. She has a strong professional background in education, including many years as a high school English teacher, Texas Department of Human Resources administrator, and Economics instructor at the college level. She graduated from North Texas State University with a degree in Spanish and English.

“I serve on the board because I believe that education is critical to the health of our city, our state and our country,” she says. “My parents always told me if you're going to live somewhere, you have to contribute to the community.”

Haynes has two sons who attended Greenville ISD schools, and she is the proud grandmother of one grandson. She is a longtime member of St. Williams Catholic Church. READ MORE

 Trena Stafford, Secretary and District 2 Trustee (term expires 2020)

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Trena Stafford, Secretary and District 2 Trustee (term expires 2020)

School Board Secretary Trena Stafford has served as District 2 trustee for 12 years.

Stafford grew up in what she affectionately calls “the small, wonderful town of Benton, Kansas.” She graduated from Circle High School and went on to work at and attend Butler County Community Junior College in El Dorado, Kansas. After graduation, she went on to Asbury College (now University) in Wilmore, Kentucky, where she majored in Christian Education. She has continued her education by taking additional classes at Wichita State University and Texas A&M Commerce.

“We were raised to give back and have done so,” Stafford says. “From teaching Bible School in high school, tutoring at risk neighborhood kids in college, directing Children's and Adult choirs in Kansas to facilitating via the American Heart Association, the Parents of Kids with Congenital Heart Disease, a statewide group in Kansas.” READ MORE

 Dr. Kim Butcher, Vice President and District 3 Trustee (term expires 2020)

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Dr. Kim Butcher, Vice President and District 3 Trustee (term expires 2020)

School Board Vice President Dr. Kim Butcher has served as District 3 Trustee for 12 years.

Dr. Butcher moved to Greenville in the fourth grade, and she graduated from Greenville High School in 1987. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M-College Station and her master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of North Texas.  She is a licensed psychologist.

Dr. Butcher and her husband Todd (Class of 1986) met in high school. They have two sons, Bradley, GHS Class of 2018 and Benjamin, GHS Class of 2021. They are members of Wesley United Methodist Church. READ MORE

 Tish Woodruff, District 4 Trustee (term expires 2020)

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Tish Woodruff, District 4 Trustee (term expires 2020)

Tish Woodruff has served as District 4 Trustee since November 2018.

Woodruff was raised in Greenville and graduated from Greenville High School.

Woodruff is married to James Woodruff, and they have five boys. They currently have two boys in Greenville ISD, Jackson, Class of 2020, and Nate, Class of 2025. They attend Greenville Bible Church.

Woodruff has been an active volunteer for GISD for 18 years. She has served on the PTA Board for 18 years. She is currently on the Council PTA Board, GHS PTA Board and the GMS PTA Board. She also serves on the Greenville Education Enrichment Foundation Board. READ MORE

  John Kelso, President and District 5 Trustee (term expires 2021)

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John Kelso, President and District 5 Trustee (term expires 2021)

School Board President John Kelso has served as District 5 Trustee for four years.

Kelso grew up and graduated from high school in St. Albans, West Virginia. He graduated from LeTourneau College in Longview, Texas, with a Mechanical Engineering Technology degree. 

“I became interested in becoming a board member because I wanted to make sure the CTE program in Greenville would expand to ensure all the students in Greenville would receive training that would help them begin a career after graduation if they were not planning to get a college degree,” Kelso says.

He has four children who have grown up in the Texas public school system. READ MORE

 Aletha Kruse, District 6 Trustee (term expires 2022)

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Aletha Kruse, District 6 Trustee (term expires 2022)

Aletha Kruse has served as District 6 Trustee since May 2019.

Kruse was raised in and graduated Garland and went on to join the Navy. She is married to Tim Kruse and they have three kids, two of which are in Greenville. Faith a junior, Jacob, a seventh-grader at Greenville Middle School, and Calyx, a third-grader at Lamar Elementary.

Kruse and family are very active in the community. Kruse has volunteered in various PTA roles/community roles for the past 11 years. She is now serving as a PTSA Treasurer, President of her daughters’ Theater Guild, Book Fair Chair at GMS, and Starduster Co-Chair for Class of 2025. Kruse and her family also founded the Greenville Flag project, whose focus is to honor veterans who paid the ultimate price on Memorial Day, by placing crosses and flags on the Joe Ramsey overpass. The Greenville Flag project also places 1,400 flags throughout Greenville to honor our nation’s independence on July 4. READ MORE

 Roger Livingston, District 7 Trustee (term expires 2021)

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Roger Livingston, District 7 Trustee (term expires 2021)

Roger Livingston has served as District 7 trustee since November 2018.

Livingston is originally from Alabama. He is a Retired Army veteran who served three tours in Iraq with 12 years of active duty service.

He is married and is a father to four wonderful children. 

Education Background:

  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from American Military University
  • Working on his Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies from American Military University

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