Humble ISD school board member Lori Twomey announced her resignation at the October board meeting.
After a standing ovation, the board presented her with a crystal keepsake. First elected in 2019, she is moving to Oklahoma.
The board members begrudgingly approved her resignation with sad sentiments such as words from board member Robert Sitton, “From the time I met you, you have become more than just a board member. I call you my friend.”
Robert Scarfo continued these thoughts by stating, “You will be sorely missed. Many changes have come about because of your dedication and research.”
The board decided to open the seat up for applications due to the timing and inability to hold an election before the expiration for replacement and time remaining on the term. The chosen individual will serve until May 2023. The application process will be open until 5 p.m. on Nov. 2. Applications can be found at humbleisd.net/cms/lib/TX01001414/Centricity/Domain/3/Application_for_HumbleISD_BoardofTrustee_Appointment_2021.pdf.
Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen continued after each board member congratulated Twomey with, “I know the district and our learners are in a better place because of your advocacy, patience and regard for each one of our students.”
The meeting continued with the Inspiring Moments video which featured the Mosaic Program. This program is targeted to transitional students to bridge the gap between student life and adult learning. The special kids of the program are prepared for life outside the classroom by gaining skills they will use the rest of their life.
Fagen said, “Be sure to check out the Mosaic Store. They have dish towels and unique items that you are sure to love. I have made these items a part of my home and think about these students regularly.”
Sitton thanked the participants of the video of which several were in attendance.
“I’d like to continue the positive remarks of the meeting by stating that Humble ISD is a place in which we celebrate excellence. There are so many exciting things happening within our district. Thanks also to all teachers of the Mosaic Program.”
Jerri Monbaron, director of community development, recognized the secondary teachers of the year. “In next month’s meeting, we will recognize the elementary school teachers of the year.”
To round out the meeting, the board voted to approve Option 3 for the HHS Complex Detention Pond Project, keeping in mind the partnership with Harris County Precinct 4 and all interlocal agreements.
This area is set to be a place of beautification and education. The plans include a probable dragonfly habitat, fitness track and classroom learning opportunities.
All board members wore a pink ribbon to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October is “Wear Pink” month. Position 3 Board Member Chris Parker stated, “It was great to see the pink ribbon accordingly at Turner Stadium for the Pink Out game.”
All citizens are formally invited to donate to or walk in the Heart Walk Saturday, Oct. 30 at Lone Star College at 20000 Kingwood Drive from 8-10 a.m. For more information about this event, see humbleisd.net/heartwalk.
The next regularly-scheduled meeting is planned for Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Humble ISD Administration Building.