• Board of Trustees

     


    Board Service
    There are seven members of the Hutto ISD Board of Trustees, each elected at-large to serve staggered three-year terms. Officers are elected by the members of the Board of Trustees annually. Trustees provide public service to the Hutto community without financial compensation. Candidates to the Board of Trustees must conform to the eligibility requirements of the Texas Election Code.

    How to Contact Board Members
    Written communications can be delivered or mailed to:

    200 College Street
    Hutto, TX 78634

    Communication not addressed to a specific Board member will be forwarded to the Board President. Email communications can be sent to board members using the email addresses provided on this page.

    Anonymous calls or letters will not receive the Board's attention, discussion, or response and will not be referred to the administration for action.

 Connie Gooding

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Connie Gooding

President

Term expires May 2020

When elected: 2011

Why do you serve: Serving as a Trustee is a way I can give back to my community. I want to be a strong voice for not only our students but also for our staff.

Why is Hippo Nation Special:  Hippo Nation is extraordinary.  It extends beyond the school grounds and is a state of mind. It is pride. 

Why is public education important: Public education provides opportunities for all students. Public schools are places where academics, character, service, and community can be a part of a daily routine.

 Billie Logiudice

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Billie Logiudice

Vice-President

Term expires May 2019

When elected: 2010

Why do you serve:  I serve out of my passion for the Hutto community and education at all levels.  All students should have an advocate that is working on their behalf, and the staff needs an advocate that allows them the ability to do what is right for students. I believe when we work together to create an environment that fosters positive and appropriate relationships, then teachers feel safe and empowered to teach to the best of their ability, and students feel safe and empowered to learn in a way that best suits their style. 

Why is Hippo Nation Special: From the day I drove into Hippo Nation, I knew it was going to be a great place to raise my family.  What I wasn’t prepared for is just how unique and special of a place it would become.  From the way the community rises and supports one another, to the emphasis placed on being a servant leader to filling the stands at our sporting events, the Hippo Nation is truly a place where inspiration begins and grows daily!

Why is public education important: I believe we have an obligation to our young people to create opportunities that allow them to become productive contributors to society. Public education gives ALL children an opportunity to do that as we invest in their academic, social, emotional, physical and mental abilities.

 Morgan Hubbard

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Morgan Hubbard

Secretary

Term expires May 2019

When elected: 2010

Why do you serve:  I have been fortunate to call Hutto my home for over 15 years, so when my career path took me elsewhere I wanted to still support Hutto ISD. I feel strongly that we are all responsible for making sure our school district is an exceptional institution that encourages learning and growth for all of our students, including those served under special programs. I thought my experience as a teacher (both general education and special education) would be something that would serve the district well as a trustee.

Why is Hippo Nation Special: The Hippo Nation is, at first glance, unique because of our exclusive mascot choice, but as you dig deeper I think you see a community that loves students and wants to see them excel. There is an energy that is hard to describe but people all over the country recognize Hutto and will stop you in the street (or getting off of a glacier tour in Valdez, Alaska, in my case) to let you know they have been to Hutto or know someone from Hutto. What other communities have that?

Why is public education important: Horace Mann said, "Education is the great equalizer," and while it doesn't fix everything it does provide opportunities not otherwise available. Public education allows each and every family to provide for their children an opportunity to improve their future and provide a wealth of classes and studies that are not cost-prohibitive. Our schools welcome, with open arms, any student that moves to our community. There are no waitlists or applications - we love students and we want them here with us. Public education has been the focal point of communities since colonial days (just look at the typical layout of New England colonies) because it was something even our founding fathers saw value in.

 Terrence Owens

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Terrence Owens

Board Member

Term expires May, 2019

 Scott Feller

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Scott Feller

Board Memeber

Term expires May, 2020

 Phillip Boutwell

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Phillip Boutwell

Board Member

Term expires May, 2021

When elected: 2009 (appointed in 2008 to fill vacated seat)

Why do you serve: I started my service by serving on several facilities planning committees starting in 2004. I feel it is important to serve in some capacity and to give back.

Why is Hippo Nation Special:  There is only one Hipponation.  I have never lived anywhere else that carries as much civic pride as Hutto. It has been an amazing place to raise two daughters. It is a great balance between small town living with endless possibilities.

Why is public education important: There are amazing educators in public education.  The public school system takes every child and educates them regardless of any circumstances.

 

 Edgar Padilla

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Edgar Padilla

Board Member

Term expires May 2021

When elected: 2018

Why do you serve:  My passion for education and a sense of urgency to contribute to the success of our students has grown exponentially. Being part of a team of servants who lead the district through growth is a true honor, and I know we will make a profound difference in the future of our district. My hope is to look back on my time as a trustee and know that my service made a difference.

Why is Hippo Nation Special: I’ve never seen a community with so much affinity for their identity. Hippo Nation is real! The pride that I see and feel daily is palpable, and it translates to the tangible delivery of quality instruction and service to our community. District leadership and staff are deeply committed to the mission, and that is evident every day.

Why is public education important: Put simply, our schools should be palaces. We should strive to recruit the best teachers, and pay them handsomely. Our students should have access to the best technology, learning tools, and pedagogy. Our blend of extracurricular activities should appeal to students of all backgrounds and interests, and our schools should be the pinnacle of emotional and physical safety for all. The public education system should have the financial resources to ensure all students are afforded their best chance to succeed, and we must continue articulating that vision to all government and community influencers.