School Board

About the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected to serve, without compensation, for three years each. Elections are conducted in May every year. While candidates run for specific places, they do not represent specific geographical areas; rather, each represents Burleson ISD at large. Following the election, the board re-organizes to select a president, vice-president and secretary to serve for a one-year term.

Andy Pickens

Andy Pickens

PRESIDENT - Place 4

Email : andy.pickens@bisdmail.net

Andy Pickens is President of the Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a native of Charleston, West Virginia, where he graduated from George Washington High School. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Charleston in 1980. In 1995, Pickens received his Master of Arts in Church Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He is a former police officer, graduating from the West Virginia State Police Academy and having served with the Charleston Police Department. He and his wife, Cindy, a Reading Intervention Specialist at Hughes Middle School, have lived in Burleson since 1995, and have one child enrolled in the district. In his spare time, he enjoys flying, golf, coaching youth baseball and basketball, West Virginia University Mountaineer football and basketball, and spending time with his family and friends. Pickens has been serving as a board member since 2011.

Pat Worrell

Pat Worrell

VICE PRESIDENT - Place 7

Email: worrellpat@aol.com

Pat Worrell is a 1968 graduate of Texas Wesleyan University where she earned a BS in elementary education. In 1973 she earned her master’s in elementary education at Tarleton State University.  Pat spent 31 of her 33 year education career in Burleson ISD.  She taught in various elementary grades for seventeen years.  After earning her Gifted and Talented Endorsement from Texas Woman’s University, she taught TAG for ten years.  She finished her mid-management certification and concluded her career as an elementary principal prior to retiring in 2002. Worrell has been serving as a  board member since 2009.

Pat has four grown children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  She is an active member of First Baptist Church of Burleson where she serves on the Forerunners planning committee. She also participates in various other volunteer groups: Eumathian Club of Burleson, Burleson Heritage Foundation, Burleson Area Retired School Employees Association (BARSEA) and others. Mrs. Worrell helped begin the City of Character Initiative in Burleson while she was serving as principal of Frazier Elementary and she currently serves as chair of the Character Council.  Teaching and working with children and educators continues to be an important part of her life.  She believes that her 33 year career as an educator equipped her to serve the district, the children and the educators of BISD more effectively.  She feels honored to be a part of the BISD Board of Trustees.
Staci Eisner

Staci Eisner

SECRETARY - Place 5

Email: stacijeisner@me.com

Staci Eisner is a graduate of Burleson High School and attended Baylor University where she earned a BBA in Finance and Management. She and her husband, Stephen, work together in real estate development and investment. They have two grown children who are both graduates of BISD. She is a staunch advocate for children and is passionate about excellence in public education. Eisner has been serving as a  board member since 2004.

Shawn Minor

Shawn Minor

TRUSTEE - Place 1

Email : minortsu5@aol.com

Shawn Minor is the National Accounts Director for Sprint.  Minor received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Tarleton State University.  Minor and his wife, Michelle, have lived in Burleson their entire lives and graduated from Burleson High School.  They have three children enrolled in the district.  When Minor is not working or in board meetings, he likes to golf, snow ski, spend time in the pool with the family and watch his children play sports. Minor has been serving as a  board member since 2010.

Michael Ancy

Michael Ancy

TRUSTEE - Place 2

Email : MichaelAncy@aol.com

Michael Ancy a senior account manager for the southwestern U.S. operations of Suez Treatment Solutions, a company specializing in water purification for commercial, industrial, and medical applications.  He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of North Texas in 1979.  Ancy has been active in the BISD at all levels since moving to the district ranging from classroom volunteer at the primary level, to substitute teaching at Burleson High School. Ancy has been serving as a  board member since 2007.

Ancy and his wife, Roxanne, have six children who graduated from BHS.  They are members of the Pathway Church and volunteers at the Presbyterian Night Shelter in Fort Worth. He is also a member of the Briaroaks Fire Department.

Ryan Richardson

Ryan Richardson

TRUSTEE - Place 3

Email : ryan.richardson@bisdmail.net

Ryan Richardson is a Vice President for Southwest Bank out of Fort Worth. He was born and raised in Burleson and graduated from BHS in 2004.  He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University in 2008. After living in Houston for 3 years after college, Richardson and his wife, Amanda, a former Kindergarten teacher, moved back home to Burleson in 2011.  Ryan and Amanda are members of Christ Chapel Bible Church where they both serve as small group leaders.  They have a son, Canaan, and a daughter, Esther.  He has served the community as a Burleson Rotary Club Past President, Charter member of the Burleson Young Executive Alliance, former Board Member of the CT 100 Club and numerous other volunteer opportunities.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, fishing, bird hunting with his dog Frio, Texas A&M football and spending time with his family and friends. Richardson has been serving as a  board member since 2014.

Beverly Volkman Powell

Beverly Volkman Powell

TRUSTEE - Place 6

Email: bvpowell04@aol.com

 

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