School Board

Mexia ISD School Board 

School Board 2017-18
The Mexia ISD School Board acts as the school district’s policy-making body and is the official representative of the people for all public education in Mexia ISD. The Board functions according to state and federal laws, the rules and regulations established by the State Board of Education, the Texas Education Agency and the will of the people as expressed in district elections.

The seven-member board, while composed of individuals, acts officially only as a group. No member or group of members acts in the name of the Board unless authorized by the Board. A majority of the Board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business. Individual trustees, serving without pay, are elected for three-year terms.

The School Board holds regular board meetings the third Monday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Mexia ISD Administration Building. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please contact the MISD Administration Office at 254-562-4000.

Board Meeting Agenda
Board Policy
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2016-2017 District Goals


Mexia ISD School Board Members      2016-2017

Benjie Reed


Benjie Reed:  President

I attended Mexia I.S.D. and graduated in 1970.  I then attended Texas Tech University and played football for the Red Raiders until I was injured.  I then transferred to Baylor University and graduated from that university in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree.  After graduating I was then accepted into Baylor Law School and graduated in June, 1977 with a doctorate degree.  I have been practicing law in Mexia, Texas since 1977. 

I am married to Robilyn Reed and we have three children, Justin Reed, Allyson Stanton and Valarie Friday.  We have six beautiful grandchildren, Valdon, Hawkins, Emma, Ellie, Kaytavee, and Gracilyn. I enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren as often as possible.

My son, Justin Reed, is also an attorney and works with me in my office.  We are partners with my brother, Bobby Reed, and my nephew, Stephen Reed.  Bobby and Stephen have an office in Groesbeck, Texas.  The name of our firm is Reed & Reed, LLP.

I am a member of First Baptist Church of Mexia and enjoy singing gospel music as a member of the Bradley Quartet in our church and at any other event where we may be requested to sing. 

I enjoy going to our farm and working cows with my son and my brother.                         

Jackie Craig
Vice President


Jackie Craig: Vice President
Term: 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018

Graduate of Rusk High School
Attended Tyler Commercial College
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service

Work Experience
Established mobile concession stand
Dorsey-Keatts Funeral Home – Embalmer and Funeral Director
H.E.B. – Grocery retail, GM/Drugstore Manager

Community Involvement
Member of Northcrest Church of Christ
City of Mexia – Board of Adjustment
Mexia ISD Board of Trustees – 2012 – Present

Volunteer Service
Established Craig 3 Scholarship for High School Seniors
Established James “Tootie” Craig Scholarship for High School Seniors
Assist H.E.B. with fundraisers and participates in events for: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (JDRF); March of Dimes; United Way; and, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness

“My personal motto for our district is this: Mexia ISD – Where every child is extraordinary.All we have to do is simply JUST BELIEVE!”  - Jackie Craig


Ron Fowler


Ron Fowler: Secretary
Term: 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018

Graduate of Mexia High School
Associate Degree from Navarro College
Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Texas
Master of Education Degree from Stephen F. Austin University

Work Experience
United States Air Force - four years
Mexia State Supported Living Center (Retired) - Thirty - eight years of service.
Accounting Director for MSSLC.
Regional Accounting Director for Austin, Denton, and Mexia facilities.
Assistant Director of Administration for MSSLC.
Navarro College - member of adjunct faculty, teaching classes in financial and managerial accounting for fifteen years.

Community Involvement
Mexia Independent School District -  served as school board member for six years
Member of First Baptist Church.
City of Mexia, served as a board member for the Gibbs Memorial Library and the Parks and Recreation Board.
Mexia Baseball Association, served as board member and coach for over fifteen years.
Mexia Public Schools Museum and Ex-Student Assoc., current board member. Member of the Lake Mexia Citizens Associations.

“I am a proud graduate of Mexia ISD and want nothing but the best for our students.”

Dave Klosterman


Dave Klosterman:  Member
Term: 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19

Tyler Junior College

Work Experience
United States Army
Electrician for 25 yrs.
Scheduler for Luminant at the Oak Grove Power Plant

Community Involvement
Member of First Baptist Church, coached several yrs. in Small Fry athletics
President of Mexia Baseball and Softball Association and coach for 12 years
Mexia EDC, serving on the Committee to build a new sporting complex in Mexia
Mexia ISD School Board Member

I am happily married to D’Ann, for 17 yrs. We have 3 children, Zachary 16, Emalyn 4 and Kennedy 6 mos. I enjoy hunting, coaching and watching our children grow-up.

Dr. Bill Lowry


W.H. (Bill) Lowry: Member
Term: 2016-17, 2017-18

BA In Math/Physics
Masters in Educational Administration
PhD in Educational Administration

Work Experience
Taught at the public school, junior college and university levels
Retired after 34 years as Superintendent of Mexia State School

Served as Board Member and/or officer of numerous organizations

I have been happily married to my wonderful wife, Cynthia, for 49 years.   We have four sons, all are graduates of Mexia ISD, 12 grandkids, and 1 great grandson.  I enjoy ranching, outdoor family activities, and watching our grandkids play ball.

Rick Sanders


Picture and Biography coming soon

Marty Cargile


Picture coming soon

Marty Cargile: Member
Term: 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20

Sam Houston State University
BA in Political Science

Work Experience
Carry-On Trailer – 9 years

  • Shipping Manager
  • General Manager

Southern Traditions – 3 years

  • Purchasing Manager
  • Plant Manager

Member of First Presbyterian Church of Mexia
Member of Mexia EDC Board of Directors
Coach for Mexia Little League Baseball, Mexia Little Dribblers, and Mexia Flag Football

I graduated from Mexia High in 1997 and am a proud Blackcat.  I married my wife, Ashley, who is a 2002 graduate of Mexia High.  We have been married for  11 years and have 2 children.  Aaden is 8 and Kendall is 4.  I enjoy spending time with my family, watching the Blackcats, football, and coaching little league.

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