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Missy Bender
President ~ Place 7

Missy Bender was originally elected in 2006 and re-elected to serve her fourth term on the school board in May 2015. In May, 2016, her fellow trustees elected her to serve as president for the 2016-17 school year. She served as vice president in 2015-16 and as secretary from 2008 to 2011.

Ms. Bender graduated from Plano East Senior High School as a member of its charter class and received a bachelor's degree in marketing from Southern Methodist University. She began her career as a management consultant specializing in strategic planning and technology solutions for Fortune 500 clients in North America and Europe and has worked for Champion International, Amdahl and IBM. At IBM she was honored with the Golden Circle Award, the company's elite recognition.

Ms. Bender has served on the Board of Directors for numerous organizations including the Junior League of Collin County, Harrington Homeplace Homeowners Association, Practical Parent Education, Forrest Outreach Foundation, Daffron Elementary School PTA, Robinson Middle School PTA and Jasper High School Choir Booster Club. She currently serves as a member of the Chairman's Council for Texas Health Resources Plano, treasurer of Plano Metro Rotary Club and as a member of Conner Harrington Republican Women Club, National Charity League, Women Making a Difference, Jasper High School PTSA and Plano ISD Education Foundation.

Ms. Bender is a graduate of Leadership Plano, Leadership St. Andrew, Leadership TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) and Leadership Texas. She was appointed by TASB to the Texas Education Agency as the only Trustee that served on the state's Accountability Policy Advisory Committee. Ms. Bender earned the prestigious designation of "Master Trustee" from TASB, is a Fellow with the Center for Reform of School Systems, was named one of "21 Leaders for the 21st Century" by Inside Collin County Business and was honored as a PTA Life Member.

She is a co-founder of Trustees for Texas, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to create a unified and powerful voice to transform education in Texas. She is also a frequent presenter at state and national school board conferences and has worked with other trustees in the North Texas Regional Consortium to develop a regional legislative agenda. Ms. Bender has served on the TASB Legislative Advocacy Committee and has testified to the House and Senate education committees on behalf of Plano ISD and all Texas school districts. Ms. Bender has also represented the district as a member of the Federal Relations Network in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Bender has lived in Plano for 28 years. She and her husband Doug have been married for 28 years. Their daughter attends Plano West Senior High School.

(469) 752-8264

Nancy Humphrey

Nancy Humphrey
Vice President ~ Place 3

Nancy Humphrey was elected to serve her second term on the school board in May 2013. In May, 2016, her fellow trustees elected her to serve as board vice president for the 2016-17 school year. She served as president for three consecutive school years, 2013-14 through 2015-16. Previously, she held the position of vice president for two years.

Since 2002, she has been an active PTA volunteer, having served in many officer positions or chaired committees at Murphy Middle School PTA, Stinson Elementary PTA and Williams High School PTSA. She has also been treasurer of band and drill team booster clubs in her children's schools. She became a Texas PTA Honorary Life Member in 2006. In 2012, she received the Texas PTA Extended Service Award.

In her community, Ms. Humphrey has been involved with a number of organizations including Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, Bentwood Trail Presbyterian Church, Boy Scout Troop 1776, Hendrick Scholarship Foundation, Heritage Farmstead Museum and SPCA. She is an active member of the Plano Rotary Club (board member and chair of the annual golf tournament benefiting Hendrick Scholarship Foundation), is a graduate of Leadership Plano Class 30 and serves on the Executive Board of the Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America. She is a member of the National School Boards Association and, as a member of Texas Association of School Boards, she serves on its Legislative Advisory Council and is participating in the Leadership TASB Class 2015.

Ms. Humphrey is a graduate of the University of North Texas with bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting. She has sixteen years of experience in both public accounting and private industry. Ms. Humphrey was born in Dallas and has been a resident of Plano ISD for 23 years. She and her husband have two children, a son who graduated from Plano East Senior High School where he was in the marching band and a newspaper editor, and a daughter who graduated from Plano East Senior High School (IB World School) and is attending Vanderbilt University.

(469) 752-8284

Carrolyn Moebius

Carrolyn Moebius
Secretary ~ Place 2

Carrolyn Moebius was elected to serve her second term on the school board in May 2013. In May, 2016, her fellow trustees elected her to serve as board secretary for a second consecutive school year.

She and her husband Jim run a family-owned veterinary hospital where she serves as practice administrator. She previously worked as an auditor for Ernst & Young in Houston and Doll, Karahal & Company in Dallas.

Ms. Moebius was very involved in serving on PTA boards in the roles of volunteer, treasurer, president, and served on the Plano ISD Council of PTA's Legislative Committee and School Based Improvement Committees. In 2009, she was honored with the PTA Life Membership Award. She is a member of Plano Rotary International and is a Paul Harris Fellow, National Charity League's Golden Corridor Chapter, and Conner Harrington Republican Women serving in various roles.

She is a graduate of Leadership Plano Class 28 and Leadership TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) class of 2013. She has been accepted to Leadership North Texas for the 2015 year.

Ms. Moebius attended the University of St. Thomas and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity University in San Antonio. She has one Plano ISD graduate in college and two children currently attending Plano ISD schools.

(469) 752-8278

Marilyn Hinton

Marilyn Hinton
Place 6

Ms. Hinton was elected to serve her second term on the school board in May 2013. During the prior two school years she served as board secretary. She is a former teacher in Plano ISD's Head Start program.

In addition to teaching, Ms. Hinton has professional experience in serving as a youth director for a nonprofit agency for homeless and transitional families, as a visiting scholar teaching early childhood education at Brookhaven College and as a counselor and adjunct professor at Richland College. Ms. Hinton earned a bachelor's degree in speech and drama at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, and a master's degree in education at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Hinton currently mentors several students throughout the school district and is a member of the Meadows Elementary School PTA. She is a member of the Plano Symphony Orchestra Virtuoso Society, is a graduate of Leadership Plano Class 27, volunteers with the Children's Advocacy Center (Kids Count) and teaches Sunday school. She also serves on the local Board of Directors of The Samaritan Inn (Collin County's homeless shelter). Plano Community Forum named her a recipient of the 2012 Women of Excellence Award.

Ms. Hinton's former community service includes serving on the board of directors of the Plano Metro Rotary Club, national board of directors for, Plano ISD Diversity Advisory Committee, two School Based Improvement Committees and as a member of Jack and Jill, Inc.

She has been married to her husband Jim, a family practice physician, for more than thirty years and they have resided in the Plano area since 1994. Their two daughters graduated from Plano West Senior High School. Their oldest daughter graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She currently does testing and evaluations for the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center. Their youngest daughter graduated from Princeton University in New Jersey and went on to receive a master's degree in education from Harvard University in Massachusetts. She is currently employed as assistant dean of admissions at Georgetown University.

(469) 752-8283

Tammy Richards

Tammy Richards
Place 1

Ms. Richards was elected in May 2013 to serve her second term on the school board. She served as board president during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years. She is currently serving as the chief executive officer of VolunteerNow, a nonprofit which is based in Dallas and serves all of North Texas. Ms. Richards formerly served as associate dean of the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University, and she has held executive positions at Texas Instruments, including vice president of marketing and customer service for the educational technology business. Ms. Richards is a Texas registered professional engineer.

Throughout her career, Ms. Richards has worked with a number of local, state and national educational organizations, including the Texas Education Agency, the Texas State Board of Education, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Texas Business Education Coalition, the Texas High School Project, the Texas Workforce Commission, the National Council Teachers of Mathematics and the National Science Teachers Association.

Ms. Richards received her bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University (summa cum laude) and a master of business administration degree from Harvard University. Ms. Richards and her family have lived in Plano for twenty-seven years. She and her husband Mike Douglass have two children, a daughter and a son who are both Plano ISD graduates and currently attending Texas A&M University.

(469) 752-8917

yoram solomon

Yoram Solomon
Place 4

Dr. Yoram Solomon was elected to serve his first term on the school board in May 2015. He holds a Ph.D. in organization and management from Capella University, with a dissertation and research in creativity. He also holds an MBA from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, a law degree (LLB) from Tel-Aviv University in Israel and an E-TECH degree in electronics and computer science from Ort Singalovski in Israel. He participated in the “Developing the Strategic Leader” program at the Center for Creative Leadership and in the executive “Marketing Management Program” at Stanford University.

Dr. Solomon is an innovation and creativity public speaker and author. He published 5 books, 9 patents, and as one of the creators of the Wi-Fi technology he was dubbed by Texas Instruments “TI’s Great Innovator”. He was named one of the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers in 2015 (#12), and is a columnist at Inc. Magazine, Innovation Excellence, and Dallas Innovates. He spent years studying why people are creative in startups more than in Fortune 500 companies, learning the cognitive processes that lead to generating creative ideas, and earned his PhD for that study. He developed and taught a “Technology and Industry Forecasting” class at UT Dallas' Graduate School of Management Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He spends time in Plano ISD schools teaching Junior Achievement, entrepreneurship, creativity and other topics.

He has worked as an executive vice president of corporate strategy at Interphase Corporation in Carrollton since 2008 and is the inventor and general manager of the penveu educational technology product line. Before that he worked at Texas Instruments, PCTEL, Voyager Technologies and Solram Electronics. He holds nine U.S. patents and one international patent with more pending.

He is a graduate of Leadership Plano, a board member in the Plano Youth Leadership program, an aerospace education officer in the Plano Mustangs Civil Air Patrol squadron, a member of the Plano Rotary Club and a member of the American Educational Research Association. He also served on the boards and executive committees of the Alliance for Higher Education, the North Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization and the Texas Israel Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Solomon was born in Israel and served at the Israel Defense Forces' 35th Airborne Paratroopers Brigade. He moved to the Silicon Valley area of California with his wife in 1998 where both their daughters were born. The family moved to Plano in 2003. Both daughters attend Plano ISD schools.

(469) 752-8993

David Stolle

David Stolle
Place 5

David Stolle was elected to serve his second term on the school board in May 2015. He was elected by fellow trustees to serve as board vice president for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years. Since graduating law school in 2001, Mr. Stolle has practiced at Jackson Walker L.L.P., where he is now a partner with a national practice focused on commercial and real estate finance. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Stolle spent four years teaching high school English in Palestine, Texas, and maintains a lifetime teacher's certificate with the State of Texas.

Mr. Stolle is a product of Plano schools, having attended Davis Elementary through fifth grade before his family moved to East Texas. Mr. Stolle has earned a bachelor's degree in English from Texas A&M University, a master's degree in English from the University of Texas at Tyler and a law degree from St. Mary's University School of Law.

Mr. Stolle has served as co-chair of the Jackson Walker L.L.P. United Way campaign and has spent a number of years coaching youth sports. He is a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He and his wife Cristy have been members of the PTAs at Jackson Elementary School, Frankford Middle School, Shepton High School and Plano West Senior High School.

During his final two years of law school, Mr. Stolle served first as a staff writer and subsequently as the executive editor of the St. Mary's Law Journal. He was named by Thomson Reuters in 2010 as a "Rising Star" in Texas - attorneys who are either 40 years old and under or who have been practicing law for ten or fewer years. Plano ISD residents since 2001, the Stolles have one son who has graduated from Plano West Senior High School, and two children currently attending Plano schools.

(469) 752-8282


Denise Gillespie
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees

Responsible for the coordination of School Board agenda preparation, minutes of Board meetings and other administrative functions for the Superintendent of Schools.

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