Meet the Board

Wylie ISD Team of Eight

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Jacob Day, Ph.D.

Jacob Day, Ph.D.

Board President, Place 6

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"I'm proud to play some small role in the greatness that is Wylie ISD. We have amazing kiddos who achieve at such high levels in academics and extracurricular activities. Our amazing teachers and staff pour their hearts and souls into the classroom day in and day out. It really shows in the success of our kiddos. I'm just proud to be a part of a district where we are all a family working together for the best of all students."

What is your favorite part about being a school board member?

I have two favorites. One is student recognitions each month at board meetings. It never ceases to amaze me what our kids excel at, from bowling, to pin design, to stockshows, sports, academics and so many others. My other favorite is teacher and para of the year day. We make a mad dash through every campus in one day celebrating the best of the best and getting to see their excitement as well as their students' excitement for them. It's impossible to describe, but an unforgettable day each year

Why did you run for school board?

I ran for school board because I believe a former teacher's perspective adds value. Additionally, my analytical engineering nature helps me consider issues from an objective, data driven mindset. I felt like that combination would bring value to the boardroom.

Term of Office

2018-present
Current term expires November 2026

Hometown

Lamesa, Texas

Wylie ISD Resident Since

2009

Family

Wife, Kassie; four children

Education

B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering | Texas Tech University

Profession

Test Engineering Manager

Wylie ISD Service

  • Engineering and Dual Credit Teacher: 2013-2018
  • Board Secretary: 2020-2021
  • City/School Partnership for a couple of years
  • Dress Code Committee: 2023

Community Involvement

    Usher and Music Team at Waterbrook Bible Fellowship
Stacie Smith

Stacie Smith

Board Vice-President, Place 1

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"I am proud to serve as a Wylie ISD Board member, because I am proud of our Wylie ISD family and am proud of The Wylie Way. While it's important to ensure all our students are given excellent educational opportunities, it is even more important they grow to be good people who contribute much and make a difference in the world around them. I love that we focus on Respect & Responsibility, Caring & Giving, Preparation & Grit, and Celebration & Gratitude."

What is your favorite part about being a school board member?

One of my favorite parts about being a school board member is watching our students find their passion and celebrating their successes. Whether it's academics, sports, fine arts, clubs, FFA, leadership opportunities, or other interests, I love watching them believe, grow and thrive.

Why did you run for school board?

I believe all children deserve a great education and the opportunities education provides for a successful and contributing future. I ran to be a voice and advocate for all students, for our teachers, and for families and taxpayers.

Term of Office

2018-present
Current term expires November 2026

Hometown

Sandy, Utah

Wylie ISD Resident Since

2007

Family

Husband, Stuart; four children

Education

Studied Business & Marketing | Brigham Young University

Profession

Mother

Wylie ISD Service

  • Board President: 2021-present
  • Safety & Security Committee: 2020-present
  • City & School Partnership Committee: 2019-present
  • Wylie ISD Education Foundation: 2017-2018
  • Wylie ISD Council of PTAs (President, Secretary, Environmental Chair, Legislative Chair): 2013-2018
  • CJHS PTA Secretary: 2017-2018
  • Whitt PTA (President, 1st Vice President, Environmental Chair, Room Rep Coordinator, Room Rep): 2009 - 2017
  • PTA Member: 2009-present
  • Wylie ISD Mentor: 2015-present
  • Wylie Way Christmas Committee: 2017
  • Wylie Way Gala Committee: 2016-2017
  • Wylie Way Awards Committee: 2017
  • Wylie Education Foundation Gala Committee: 2018
  • Creating Leaders and Advocates for Students: 2017-2018
  • Texas PTA Emerging Leaders 2017-2018
  • HEB Excellence in Education Panelist: 2021
  • National District of Character Panelist: 2018

Community Involvement

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Youth & Children Leader: 2007-present
  • Kenzie's House Board Member: 2015-present
Kylie Reising

Kylie Reising

Board Secretary, Place 7

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"Our district is incredible! I am proud that Wylie is an exemplary school district. We have the best kids, staff, families and community. I will never live anywhere else."

What is your favorite part about being a school board member?

The kids – I love serving, and when I get to see our precious kids' smiling faces, it makes my day!

Why did you run for school board?

I wanted to give back to a community that has been part of my soul and my story. As a strong Christian, the need for passionate advocates for our young people has never been more critical.

Term of Office

2020-present
Current term expires November 2024

Hometown

Wylie, Texas

Wylie ISD Resident Since

Lifelong resident and proud WHS graduate

Family

Husband and college sweetheart, Sean; two children

Education

B.S. in Computer Information Systems | University of North Texas

Profession

Insurance Agent

Wylie ISD Service

  • Board Secretary: 2022-present
  • SHAC Committee: 2021-present
  • Wylie ISD Education Foundation Liaison: 2020-present
  • Wylie East High School PTA: 2019-present
  • Burnett PTA: 2017-present

Community Involvement

  • Wylie Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors: 2016-2020
  • Wylie Rotary Club: 2020-present
  • Wylie Young Professionals: 2019-present
  • The Cross Church
Matt Atkins

Matt Atkins

Board Member, Place 4

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"Wylie ISD is a top district in the state, and I am proud to serve alongside some of the best people. Our students consistently outperform other districts and it is great to be a part of the team."

What is your favorite part about being a school board member?

My favorite part about being a trustee is seeing the success our students and teachers have each and every day. Knowing the challenges our folks are faced with every day and seeing them overcome those challenges, to not only succeed, but to exceed expectations is the best feeling.

Why did you run for school board?

I ran for school board because I like to serve others and I believed I had a unique skill set that would be beneficial to the district. My experience as a civil engineer allows me to understand the development and building process as well as how communities develop. Wylie ISD is located in a prime development area and I thought I could provide insight into what that growth would mean for the district and help the district meet the growth demands in a fiscally responsible way.

Term of Office

2016-present
Current term expires November 2024

Hometown

Bonham, Texas

Wylie ISD Resident Since

2007 (in the Wylie/Sachse area since 2003)

Family

Wife and high school sweetheart, Dawn; two children

Education

B.S. in Civil Engineering | University of Texas at Arlington

Profession

Civil Engineer

Wylie ISD Service

  • PTA member: 2008-present
  • City School Partnership Committee: 2016-present
  • Board Secretary: 2017-2019
  • Board President: 2019-2021
  • Board Vice President: 2021-present

Community Involvement

  • Deacon at The Cross Church
  • Former Lions Club Member
  • Coach and Member in Wylie Youth Sports
Bill Howard

Bill Howard

Board Member, Place 3

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"Wylie is a great place to live, people care about each other and have solid values. Our schools are on the forefront of this community, and it is an honor to help keep Wylie an amazing place."

What is your favorite part about being a school board member?

It's all about relationships and taking care of kids!

Why did you run for school board?

I believe in Wylie ISD and wanted to help it continue to be one of the best school districts in the country. This community has given me a great deal; I believe I needed to give back.

Term of Office

2020-present
Current term expires November 2024

Hometown

Marshall, Oklahoma

Wylie ISD Resident Since

1997

Family

Wife, Merry; two children

Education

B.S. in Business Administration and Business Education | Oklahoma State University

Profession

Retired educator/coach

Wylie ISD Service

    WHS Educator and Coach: 1997-2020

Community Involvement

    On staff at The Cross Church
Virdie Montgomery

Virdie Montgomery

Board Member, Place 5

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"I believe this is the absolute best district in the state. Being able to serve with this group of leaders and with the kids and staff they represent is very humbling. It is a team committed to providing a world-class education for kids."

What is your favorite part about being a school board member?

This will change over time as it evolves, but just being a part of this team and knowing that it is possible to make an impact on a larger scale is the best part.

Why did you run for school board?

It just felt like the right thing to do at the time. I love this district and to have the opportunity to be a part of it in a new role was intriguing. I look forward to the challenge.

Term of Office

2022-present
Current term expires November 2026

Hometown

Graham, Texas

Wylie ISD Resident Since

2007

Family

Wife, Pam; three children; five grandchildren

Education

Bachelor of Science in Education | Texas Tech University
Master of Education | Sul Ross State University

Profession

Educator

Wylie ISD Service

  • WHS Assistant Principal: 2006-2008
  • WHS Principal: 2012-2020
  • Career-long PTSA member

Community Involvement

    I am historically a principal. That alone was a position that led to service from all aspects of the education spectrum.
Mike Williams

Mike Williams

Board Member, Place 2

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"I am proud of our community, city and school district for the outstanding accomplishments and growth that has taken place, making it one of the best places to live in America!!"

What is your favorite part about being a school board member?

Celebrating the successes of our students and staff is my favorite part of being a trustee.

Why did you run for school board?

I ran for school board for all students and all teachers.

Term of Office

2022-present
Current term expires November 2026

Hometown

Lufkin, Texas

Wylie ISD Resident Since

1998

Family

Wife, Myra; two children

Education

Master of Educational Leadership | Texas A&M University - Commerce
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/History | Stephen F. Austin State University

Profession

Retired educator/principal

Wylie ISD Service

  • Wylie JH (Burnett) Assistant Principal: 1998-2002
  • Davis Intermediate Principal (first-ever): 2002-2003
  • Burnett JH Principal: 2003-2007
  • WEHS Principal (first-ever): 2007-2020
  • PTSA: lifetime member

Community Involvement

    The Cross Church - Deacon & Member of Church Leadership Council