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    Portrait of Steve Newcom Steven G. Newcom | Place 5
    Board President 
    Served since 1995
    I am passionate about insisting all children can learn. I believe our job is to help each student reach their highest level according to their ability. The thing I enjoy most about serving on the EMS ISD School Board is our opening Board ceremony when our students lead our meeting. I also enjoy our graduation, especially Watson Alternative Learning Center graduation, observing 12 years of hard work being rewarded.” 
    Steven G. Newcom's parents both taught in EMS ISD and he is a proud graduate of Boswell High School, where the gymnasium bears his father's name. Steve and his wife, Joy, have three sons, who also are all graduates of Boswell High School. He now has two grandchildren currently attending school in the district.
    A graduate of Baylor University, Steve owns and operates Steven G. Newcom, CPA, PC, which is located in the EMS ISD community. He has served as President of the EMS ISD Board of Education for multiple terms, including 2016-17. He has also served as President of the Saginaw Area Chamber of Commerce and President of the Fort Worth Chapter of Certified Public Accountants. Steve currently serves on the Texas Society of CPA's Board of Directors. He was named the 2015-16 CPA of the Year by the Fort Worth Chapter TSCPA. Steve also has been named City of Saginaw Citizen of the Year and City of Saginaw Public Servant of the Year in recognition of his dedicated service to the community. Steve is respected by his peers in both professional groups and in his civic activities for his decision-making and leadership abilities.

    Paige Ring | Place 2Paige Ring
    Board Vice President
    Served since 2009

    “The thing I enjoy most about serving on the EMS ISD School Board is having an opportunity to give back to a school district that is giving so much to our students every day.” 

    Paige Ring is a former Marketing Director for BNSF Railway and is currently is a stay-at-home mom. She and her husband have three children who all attend EMS ISD schools.
    Paige received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Marketing from Texas Christian University. She was selected as the American Marketing Association’s George Hay Brown Marketing Scholar in 1996; one of six students awarded nationally. She was also a selected as a TCU Neely Scholar.
    Paige is involved in numerous volunteer activities for PTA, and other church and community groups. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, attending her children's activities or sporting events, traveling, reading, and golfing.

    Portrait of Donna Webb Donna Webb | Place 7
    Board Secretary 
    Served since 2008

    “The thing I enjoy most about serving on the EMS ISD school board is being on a team whose main focus is doing what is best for the students of this school district.” 
    Donna Webb is an attorney for the United States Attorney's Office. She received a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University and has concentrated her legal career in public service on representing the federal government and its agencies for the past 20 years. She is a member of two State Bar Associations and local Bar Associations, and has served on several advisory committees regarding Local rules and Standing Orders of the Courts. An active member of Saginaw United Methodist Church, she also serves as a board member for the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Education Foundation.
    Donna has five children, two of whom are Boswell graduates. She enjoys woodworking, remodeling homes, and spending time with her grandchildren.

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    Kristin Courtney | Place 1
    Served since 2017
    “I believe that a strong school district is at the heart of every great community. Our community succeeds when our district succeeds, starting with each and every student. I’m proud to be a board member to serve our students, staff, and parents and help contribute to our continued success.”  
    Kristin Courtney has been a part of the EMS ISD community since 2007, first as a parent and then serving as director of communications for six years. She is currently a senior manager in community relations for American Airlines, where she manages employee involvement programs, education initiatives, and manages two foundations. She earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas and has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, communications, and community programs.

    Her kids have all attended EMS ISD schools, with the last one graduating in 2018. In her free time, she enjoys running, traveling, and gardening.

    daughtrey Tim Daughtrey | Place 3
    Served since 2016
    Tim Daughtrey is a graduate of Boswell High School and worked in EMS ISD as educator and administrator for many years. While attending Boswell HS, Daughtrey lettered in both baseball and basketball, made First Team all District in both sports, and was the second-leading scorer in all of Tarrant County in basketball during his senior year.
    Mr. Daughtrey earned his Bachelor of Arts from Austin College in 1978 and his Master of Arts degree from the same university a year later. His career in EMS ISD began in 1979 as a football and basketball coach at Boswell High School, where he worked for eight years before coaching in a number of other districts across the state. In 2004, Daughtrey returned to the district as the head athletic director, a role he maintained until his retirement in 2014.
    Tim and his wife, Denise, a P.E. teacher at Bryson Elementary School, have been married for 32 years.

    Dick Elkins Square Dick Elkins | Place 4 
    Served since 1998
    “I've had the opportunity to watch this district grow from a small town when I was a student here and my father served on the Board. Even though the district has tripled in size since those days, the sense of pride in this community is still just as strong. As a Board Member, I believe in this community, in our students, in our employees, and in our parents. Every decision I make is with them in mind.” 
    Dick Elkins is the second generation of the Elkins family to serve on the EMS ISD Board of Trustees. His father, T.J. Elkins, served on the Board from 1961 to 1973 and from 1979 to 1990. Elkins Elementary was named in T.J. Elkins' honor in 1988. A local businessman and rancher, he and his wife, Heidi, have four children. His oldest daughter graduated from Texas Christian University and his oldest son attends Texas Tech University. His younger son graduated from Boswell this spring and his youngest daughter currently attends Boswell High School.
    Mr. Elkins is involved in numerous community and charity events and was crucial in the creation of the EMS ISD Education Foundation for which he serves as an Ex Officio Board Member. Dick has served as Past President of the Saginaw Area Chamber of Commerce and has volunteered on the boards of the local Chamber, Rotary Club, YMCA, and Boswell High School Senior Celebration.  

    Portrait of Liz Hatley Liz Hatley | Place 6
    Served since 2014
    I believe that John F. Kennedy said it best when he said that 'children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.' I love being a champion for students. What better place than the EMS ISD School Board? My favorite thing about serving on the EMS ISD School Board is knowing I am part of a Team of Eight that makes a difference in the lives of students, teachers, staff, and our community. I gleam proudly seeing the successes of our mighty fine district.” 
    Liz Hatley is retired after 35 years in education with 25 years served in EMS ISD. She has served as a teacher, gifted coordinator, assistant middle school principal, elementary principal, director of Curriculum, and interim principal post-retirement. Currently, she is director of the Special Needs Ministry at her church. She earned a Bachelor's in Education from Texas Wesleyan University and a Master's in Elementary Education and Administration from the University of Hartford. Liz is an active volunteer at the Community Link Mission and ACH Child and Family Services. She also serves on the EMS ISD Education Foundation Board.
    Liz and her husband, Randall, have three children; all attended EMS ISD schools and two of whom are Boswell High School alumni. Her two granddaughters attend Boswell HS and Lake Pointe Elementary School. In her spare time, you will find her at the symphony or at a theater.