Wylie’s School Board is hard at work despite it being the summer break, kicking-off its June meeting with the appointing of new positions and swearing in two of its newly elected board members.
On Tuesday, June 12, Miller Loudermilk was voted in by the board to serve as president. According to Superintendent Joey Light, this was a historical moment as Loudermilk is the first female elected as president for the Wylie ISD board. She replaces long-time board member Steve Keenan who completed his last term for Place 5 this past year. Keenum served the Wylie school district for 15 years with ten of those years as president. Loudermilk served as the vice-president this past school year and has served on Wylie’s board since 2019.
Brad Hill, who was voted in as the vice president, was also sworn in for his second term as a Wylie board member for Place 4. Serving in his first term, Cameron Wiley was voted to serve as secretary of the board.
Alongside Hill, newly elected Laura Donaway took the oath of office for Place 1. Megan Stephenson, who was elected for Place 5 was not in attendance at this meeting due to prior engagements; she will be sworn in later this summer. Another historical moment to note, as Mr. Light said he believes this is the first time the board has had three female board members.
Mr. Light reflected on the board past and present. “The Wylie School Board is made up of members who are committed to serving our community. They work tirelessly for the betterment of our community with a focus on our students. Through their efforts, they have created an environment where students thrive, teachers excel, and parents feel part of their child’s education,” said Light. “As Wylie continues to be one of the fastest growing school districts in the state, the board realizes that the decisions they make will impact the students in our district for years to come. I’m always encouraged to witness devoted individuals selflessly give their time to ensure Wylie ISD is the best it can be.”
The next board meeting is slated for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 10 at the Wylie West Early Childhood campus, located on the corner of Buffalo Gap Road and Antilley Road. Board meetings are held the second Monday of each month at this location.
By Kristen Johnson