School Board Member Responsibilities
With the children foremost in their minds, the Board of Trustees' primary task is to establish district policy. These individuals are elected by you for three-year terms for which they receive no compensation. Prior to each meeting, trustees receive background materials on agenda items. By studying this information, they are prepared to ask pertinent questions and cast informed votes. A school board is a governmental body, so it can take action only by a majority vote. They are responsible for approving personnel actions, expenditures, property acquisitions and sales, school elections, and legal transactions. Their authority encompasses construction and maintenance authorizations, budget approval, bond elections and sales, tax rates, and the taking of bids on materials, equipment, property, insurance and other items.
Vice President of Community Investment at Amarillo Area Foundation
President - Elected May 2011
BBA in Marketing from Texas Tech University
MBA in General Business from West Texas A&M University
Family includes a husband and two sons who currently attend CISD schools.
Katharyn serves on the board because she feels her family is blessed to live in an outstanding school district. “It is our duty to help ensure that the district continues to serve students and families in the best possible manner.”
Bruce CobbConsolidated Beef Products, Inc.Vice-President - Elected May 2011BS - Texas Tech UniversityMasters - Texas A&M UniversityFamily includes his wife, Margie and three children who currently attend Canyon ISD.Bruce serves as a School Board Member because he wants to contribute to the improvement of children's education and to the community.
Jim MurphyRetired - Social Worker, V.A. Medical CenterSecretary - Elected May 1980MSW - University of Oklahoma
Family includes two daughters (CHS/RHS graduates) and 6 grandchildren.
Jim serves because, "Education is the cornerstone for civility and progress in society."
Bill JenkinsFinancial Advisor - Jenkins Wealth Management, LLC.Associate Secretary - Elected May 2015BBA Accounting from Abilene Christian UniversityCertified Public AccountantPast Chairman of the Board for Amarillo Chamber of CommerceFamily includes wife, Gina, a 1988 graduate of Canyon High School and a daughter and son who currently attend CISD schools.Bill serves because, "I love our community, I love our schools, and more importantly . . . I love our kids. A good education is the foundation of a bright future, and I'm excited to be involved in such a role to make a difference in the future of our youth."Randy DarnellFarmer/RancherMember - Appointed March 2005BS from Texas Tech UniversityRandy's wife is a 1979 graduate of Canyon High.
His son is a 2005 Randall High School graduate, and his daughter is a 2007 graduate of RHS. His youngest daughter is currently a RHS student.Randy serves because, "I feel a duty of responsibility to give back to the community, and I want people to know how dedicated CISD employees are to their jobs."
Linda HindersMember - Appointed August 2006
BS Degree from West Texas A & M University
Former president of the board for Canyon Crisis Pregnancy Center
Former president of the Canyon Library Board
Family Includes husband, one daughter and two sons.Linda serves because, "I wanted to give something back to the community that has given so much to me and my family. I am proud to be associated with one of the finest school districts in the state of Texas."Sam Spradlin
CFO for AIGMember - Elected May 2007BBA Accounting from West Texas A&M University
Certified Public Accountant
Family Includes: His wife, Rox, a 1984 graduate of Canyon HS and a son and daughter who currently attend CISD schools
Sam serves because, "Education is the greatest asset we can give our children. CISD is regarded as a premier school district in both our area and the state, and I want to bring my business background to the board to help continue that reputation."