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Board of Trustees

School Board Meeting Time and Place

Canyon ISD Board Regular Meetings will generally take place the second Monday of the month.  The meetings are held in the Board Room of the CISD Administration Building, 3301 N 23rd St, Canyon.  Regular Meetings begin at 7 p.m. with Board Recognitions and other Special Meetings that are open to the public.  The Board Regular Business Meetings begin at 7 p.m. Special Meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis.

In accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, the Board has the privilege to meet privately in closed session to discuss matters related to personnel, student discipline, security, land acquisition or to consult with legal counsel.  No action, however, may be taken during a closed session. 

Jan 10*
Feb 9*
Mar 9*
Apr 17*
May 8
June 19*
July 17*
August 14
September 11
October 16*
November 13
December 11

January 16*
February 12
March 18*
April 8
May 13
June 10

* Meeting dates are adjusted from the second Monday of the month due to scheduling conflicts.

Public Comments at Board Meetings


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 four-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.

CISD Board of Trustees
CISD Board of Trustees
CISD Board of Trustees



Jennifer Winegarner
Place 6

Board President – Elected May 2019 – Term expires in May 2025

Coordinator of Operational Effectiveness – Western Equipment

BA – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Family Includes husband, Josh, and two children attending Reeves-Hinger Elementary School.  Jenni serves because good schools are the cornerstone of strong communities. She’s committed to finding ways to give back and enrich our community and to continue to provide our students with every possible opportunity to grow and to succeed.

Jennifer Winegarner



Matt Parker
Place 5

Board Vice President – Elected May 2021 – Term expires in May 2025

Vice President of Cardiovascular Services at BSA Hospital

BS in Education from Baylor University
BS in Physical Therapy from Southwest Texas State University
MBA in General Business from Amberton University.

Family includes his wife, Valerie, and two daughters. One daughter is a Canyon ISD graduate and another daughter attends Canyon ISD. Matt serves because he wants to give to the community and he believes a strong education opens doors of opportunity for students.

Matt Parker



Laurie Gilliland
Place 7

Board Secretary – Elected May 2023 – Term expires in May 2027

Retired Educator

BS Degree in Elementary Education from West Texas State University

Family includes husband Tim and two sons Tyler and Ben and daughter in law Katie. Both sons are graduates of Canyon ISD and West Texas A&M University.
Laurie serves because she belives strongly in public education and wants to help continue the tradition of excellence of Canyon ISD.

Katharyn Wiegand



Casey Posey
Place 3

Board Associate Secretary – Elected May 2023 – Term expires in May 2025

Partner – Leadership Team – NCW Insurance

BBA & MBA West Texas A&M University

Family includes spouse Lisa (a Speech Pathologist for CISD) Brylee & Lawson who are current CISD Students. Casey serves becuase he believes, “There are few institutions that have as great an impact on our country as the local School. It is a place where minds are molded and developed into the great future leaders we need as a society.”

Katharyn Wiegand



Katharyn Wiegand
Place 2

Member – Elected May 2011 – Term expires in May 2027

President and CEO, Mary E. Bivins Foundation

BBA in Marketing from Texas Tech University
MBA in General Business from West Texas A&M University

Family includes husband Steve and two sons, Mark and Jack, who are Canyon ISD graduates. 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.”

Katharyn Wiegand



Mandi Palmer
Place 1

Member – Appointed October 2023 – Interim Term expires May 2025

Learning Leader and Regional Testing Coordinator – Region 16 Education Service Center

BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from WTAMU
Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from WTAMU
Doctorate in Educational Leadership from WTAMU
Certified classroom teacher, principal, and superintendent

Family includes husband, Jerramy, a Randall High School graduate, with 2 adult children (one of whom also graduated from Randall), and two school-aged children, Jaci and Jaxon, who are proud future West Plains Wolves!

Mandi serves because she is passionately driven to contribute to the growth and development of the community that helped shape her, personally and professionally. She comes with an intimate connection to Canyon ISD, a wealth of educational experience, and a sincere desire to uphold the district’s standards of excellence.

Katharyn Wiegand



Bill Jenkins
Place 4

Member – Elected May 2015 – Term expires in May 2025

Financial Advisor – Jenkins Wealth Management, LLC.

BBA Accounting from Abilene Christian University
Certified Public Accountant
Past Chairman of the Board for Amarillo Chamber of Commerce

Family includes wife, Gina, a 1988 graduate of Canyon High School and a daughter and son who both graduated from Randall High School. 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.”


Bill Jenkins