Tell me and I FORGET.  Teach me and I REMEMBER.  Involve me and I LEARN.   ~ Benjamin Franklin
Board of Trustees » Members




Dan Laws Board President, reported to Brackettville early in 1990, as General Manager/CEO of Rio Grande Electric Cooperative, Inc. (RGEC). Prior to employment with RGEC, he had oversight of the distribution systems owned by Texaco Producing Inc., located in the forty counties that comprise the Permian Basin. Dan’s wife of thirty-five years, Darlene, is a special education teacher for Uvalde ISD. The couple has three sons ranging in age from 26 to 33. Dan and Darlene took up residence in Fort Clark Springs during the spring of 2003. When asked the question, “why did you become a trustee?” Dan said; “well there are the obvious reasons; I wanted to serve the community, gain the experience and do my part to facilitate and even improve the educational experience of children.” He went on to say, “The critical path to an excellent educational experience is through teachers, paraprofessionals and administrators. Accordingly, I want to ensure they have the policies, support, tools, facilities and training necessary to be successful. And, I want their success to be adequately rewarded.”

Theresa Quiroz was elected to serve her second term on the school board in May 2015 and currently serves as Vice-President. Ms. Quiroz is a Brackettville native and a former graduate of Brackett High School. She has two BISD graduates in college and two children currently attending school in the district; one son at BHS and a daughter at BJH.  With twenty years of professional work experience, Ms. Quiroz currently serves as the Director of Administrative Services at Rio Grande Electric Cooperative, Inc.

An active volunteer at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Kinney County Frontier Christmas, BHS Athletic Booster Club and “Feed the Tigers”, Ms. Quiroz brings to the board a passion for cultivating strong family-school-community partnerships.  Her term expires in 2018.

Mike Paxton  is a Border Patrol agent who came to Brackettville in 1997.  He married his wife DeeAnn, a Brackett native, in 2001.  They have two children, Cole and Emma.

Mike is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute and has an M.A. in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.  Mike has served in Border Patrol special operations for fifteen years and has participated in mission throughout the US, Mexico, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Kenya, Kosovo, and Afghanistan.  He currently serves as an Operations Officer with the Del Rio Sector Firearms and Use of Force programs. 


Trish Taylor-Hope moved to Brackettville with Frank Taylor and their two children, Jessica and Aaron in 1989 from San Angelo,Texas. Her husband Frank Taylor was the Brackett High School Principal until his passing in 2012.  Retired from Rio Grande Electric Cooperative, Inc. as Director of Human Resources, Trish and her new husband John Hope operate the Arrowhead Ranch and Southwest Auto and Tractor. She currently serves on the Kinney County Chamber of Commerce Board and Middle Rio Grande Workforce Board, and is excited about the opportunity to help lead our educators in the quest to provide our children with the best educational opportunities and experience possible.

Jesse Terrazas Jr.  was born and raised in Brackettville, Texas and graduated from Brackettville High School in 1994.  He has been employed with Union Pacific Railroad for the last thirteen years as a Locomotive Engineer.  Prior to the railroad, he lived in Austin, Texas, working in the cable industry for 5 years.  Along with his wife, Bernice, they are raising three children, Karina, Calista, and Noah.  He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and volunteering with the Kinney County Little League.  As a Brackettville ISD school board member, Mr. Terrazas would like to dedicate his services to carry on the great tradition of academic excellence in our schools.


Sondra Meil  and her husband J.E. moved from New Mexico to Fort Clark Springs in 1984.  They have 6 children and 1 deceased son.  Paige the youngest child attended her senior year at Brackett ISD.   Another daughter has been the Business Manager at Brackett ISD for several years.

Sondra is currently employed as a Secretary in Uvalde at an auto parts and salvage yard.  Prior to her current position she owned and operated The Giftbox, a floral and gift shop, for 13 years.  She has also worked for Fort Clark Springs as a Recreation Director.  Before moving to Texas she was employed by The Dept. of Agriculture.

She is currently in her 13th year of service as a Trustee and served as President for 5 years.  She enjoys being able to be a part of the school district and work toward goals to ensure our children of the community the best possible education we can provide.




The mission of the District, in partnership with parents and the community, is to enable all students to be safe and obtain the knowledge, desire, and integrity to pursue meaningful and productive lives.
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