WINTERS - Two candidates are vying for one seat on the Board of Trustees for the Winters Independent School District. Incumbent Jim Lincycomb, who has served on the board since 2014, is seeking a second term. Lincycomb has been challenged by Brandi Gray Jacob.
School board members serve three year terms at Winters ISD.
Questionnaires were submitted to each candidate by the Runnels County Register. As of Tuesday, the questionnaire had not been received by Mr. Lincycomb.
Early voting will be from Monday, Oct. 23 through Friday, Nov. 3.
Name: Brandi Gray Jacob
Occupation: Family Nurse Practitioner
Education: Winters High School (1996); Angelo State University-AASN (2000); Angelo State University-BSN (2002); West Texas A&M-MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner (2007);
Clubs, organizations: Member of St Mary's, Star of the Sea Catholic church; teach Religious Education at St. Mary's; served on board of directors for Winters Child Development Center (09-17)
Family: I am married to Brent Jacob and we have two children, Carter (8) and Charli (4).
What are the most important issues you want to address if elected to the board of trustees for Winters Independent School District?
One issue that I would like to address, is retention of the quality teachers we currently have on staff and recruitment of excellent teachers for future openings.
I also feel an increase in parental involvement is key to improving our test scores. We need to find a way to get all parents engaged in WISD.
I would also like to discuss an increase in vocational training offered by our school district. Our students need an opportunity to explore options other than pursuing a traditional four year degree.
What do you think you can bring to the district if elected?
I bring a female perspective and the perspective of a parent with young children who are just beginning their education in WISD.
What do you feel qualifies you for a position on the WISD board of trustees?
I grew up in Winters and I love this town. I have a vested interest in seeing our school and community succeed not only for my children, but for all the children in this town. It is my duty, as a parent, to make WISD the best and give our children every opportunity to excel in life.