The mission of the Paris ISD Board of Trustees is to focus on the knowledge, skills, and character development of each of our students by providing policies, oversight, and support to ensure continued district growth and improvement.
Mr. Fisher was elected to the board in 2003. He graduated from Detroit High School, attended Paris Junior College, and retired from Kimberly Clark Corporation. Mr. Fisher is married to Mary Ann Fisher and has two children. He has served 16 years on Paris City Council, board appointments by Gov. Ann Richards, President of Texas Conference of Black Mayors, and steering committee for Boys' and Girls' Club transition.
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Term expires 5/19
Dr. Bert Strom was elected to the board in 2007. He is married to Sandra Strom who is a teacher at Paris High School, and they have three children.
Mrs. Norment was elected to the Board in 2005. She is married to Sims Norment and they have two children. She received her master's degree at the University of North Dakota and is a physician's assistant. Mrs. Norment is a member of Central Presbyterian Church and is involved in several community organizations.
Term expires 5/20
Mr. Fendley was elected in 2016. Clifton graduated from Paris High in 1991 and graduated from TAMU-Commerce with a BA in English. Clifton is a partner in the insurance firm, Pierson & Fendley. He and his wife Melissa have two children in the PISD system, Emma and Curt. He is currently on the board of The Boys & Girls Club and has served numerous other civic boards and organizations.
Term expires 5/19
Mrs. Davis was elected in 2015. Terry graduated from Churchill High School, attended Kilgore Jr. College and graduated from SMU. She is married to Jimmy Davis and has two daughters. Terry is a retired teacher having more than 20 years’ experience in education, serving 11 of those at Paris High School. In addition to classroom experience, she directed the PHS Blazettes and coordinated UIL activities. She also has supported PISD by participating in several special projects such as coordinating the Noyes Stadium closing celebration, working with Paris Education Foundation on their annual scholarship fundraisers, the opening ceremony of the new Paris HS, and development of the Wall of Honor, distinguished graduate recognition program at Paris High School.
Mihir “Mark” Pankaj
Term expires 5/20 special election 5/18 for unexpired team
Mihir graduated from North Lamar High School in 2007, and graduated from Baylor University with a BA in Biology and Philosophy in 2012, then attended Saint James School of Medicine. Mihir and his family are in the hospitality business. They own and manage the Days Inn and Hampton Inn in Paris, TX. He and his wife, Krishna Patel, a local pharmacist, married in August of 2017. He is currently on the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Visitors & Conventions Council for the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce.
Term expires 5/18
Step 1: Your cell phone number must be on file at your child’s school.
Step 2: Text “YES” to 67587
For help information, text “HELP” to 67587.
To opt-out at any time, text “STOP” to 67587.
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Quick Tip is a support system that allows students to communicate with school administrators. While the district already has many programs to help students deal with challenges such as bullying behaviors, stress, peer pressure, and family problems, Quick Tip helps break the code of silence often experienced by students because it allows them to report concerns to administrators anonymously.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a crisis line. In cases of emergency, the site will direct students to call 911!