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April 23, 2013

Q&A: Springtown ISD, Place 7



Name: Gene Terry    

Age: 41

Occupation: Application Engineer

Family: Wife - Vanessa; Daughter - Gabby, 13; Son - Curtis, 11


Why are you running for school board? I believe everyone should show an interest in the education of their children.  I also think it is important to get involved and work in the community.  I have actively volunteered at the Springtown Lions Club for several years and currently serve as vice president. 

I have a desire to give the youth of Springtown the best education possible, while also making sure the SISD is being fiscally responsible with our tax dollars.  Many challenges face local school districts in the near future, most notably in the way the state divies out revenue to the public schools.  My primary agenda on the board would be to insure the citizens and students of the SISD are getting the best education possible in technologically advanced facilities, while doing this as economically painless on the tax payers as is feasible.


Any prior experience running for office?

I have never run for public office.


Are there any changes you’d like to see implemented if you serve?

I believe the SISD has a history of making sound financial decisions.  I would like to see that carried over for years to come and make sure the Springtown Independent School District will be an educationally sound institution for future generations of Porcupines.



Name: Damon Liles

Occupation: owner of Liles Insurance Agency, Inc.

Family: My wife, Mandy Liles, and I have been married for 18 years and have been blessed with 3 wonderful children, J.T. Liles, Jack Liles and Jada Liles.


Why are you running for school board? 

Springtown boasts one of the most diverse curriculum opportunities available in conjunction with some of the most talented and dedicated educators, administrators, and support staff among surrounding districts.  To isolate efforts and resources on one or just a few of these curriculums would be failing to offer our students and future workforce the ability to advance with the foundation and tools they need to be successful.  From sports to technology, in no respective order, a culture should be provided in which any student with any ambition be given the knowledge and confidence to excel in the ever growing competitive higher educational institutions and career industries.

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