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GISD Welcomes Two New Board Members

GISD Welcomes Two New Board Members

The November election brought two new members to the GISD Board of Trustees. The seats held by Marvin Royal, Mike Rosenberg, and Will Presson were up for election for a three year term. Marvin Royal ran unopposed to remain in Place 2. Latecia Hendricks ran unopposed for Place 1 and Dan Doss ran unopposed for Place 3. At the Board meeting on November 16, the two new Board members took the oath of office. In addition, the reorganization of the Board took place with all offices remaining the same. Corey Hardin will remain President, Phil Neelley Vice President, and Marvin Royal Secretary.

Dan Doss
Dan Doss is the Director of Purchasing at North Central Texas College and he also owns a local construction company. Dan attended Sul Ross State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications in 2003 and a Master of Arts in Technical Theater. Prior to being elected to the Board, Dan was involved on the Parent Advisory Committee and Health Advisory Committee. He also volunteered each year to surprise our elementary students as “The Cat in the Hat” for Dr. Seuss week. An active member of First Baptist Church Gainesville, Dan serves on the Properties Committee, Church Council, and Long-Range Planning Team. In addition, he is on the City of Gainesville Planning and Zoning Commission. Dan and his wife Angela have lived in Gainesville since 2005. They have two children, Daylin and Delaynie.

“I wanted to do more to help contribute to the success of all students at GISD. I saw firsthand how coming in as “The Cat” positively impacted the kids' day. As a School Board member, I knew I would be in a position to help continue improving the success of our GISD students.”


Latecia Hendricks
Latecia Hendricks grew up in the Ft. Lauderdale/Miami, Florida area where she graduated from Miramar High School in 2004. She received her certification as a Medical Assistant from Sheridan Technical School in Hollywood, Florida in 2007. She moved to Gainesville in 2013 to live closer to her father. Latecia graduated from the University of Phoenix with a BS in Public Administration in 2019 and plans on starting her Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Latecia works for North Central Texas College. She is a member of the Gainesville Kiwanis Club, serves on the Gainesville MLK Committee, and volunteers in many different community projects. Latecia has two children, Reina and Robert. 
"I wanted to be on the Board to have a seat at the table, to be the voice of inspiration, and to have a voice in the decisions that are being made for our children's education that will allow them to always achieve success."

We want to extend our sincere gratitude to our two outgoing Board members, Will Presson and Mike Rosenberg, who who have served the GISD students and staff for many years. Presson has been on the Board since 2008 and Rosenberg since 2011. Thank you for your tremendous dedication to GISD!

Will Presson & Mike Rosenberg