The Longview ISD Board of Trustees usually meets at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of the month in the boardroom of the Education Support Center, 1301 E. Young St.

Please click here for the complete schedule of board meetings, and click here for an interactive district map of where our board members serve. 


Mr. Michael Tubb, Assistant Secretary (Place 1)
Michael is a Partner at Gans & Smith Insurance Agency and was elected to the Longview ISD Board of Trustees in 2018. He and his wife Julia have 4 children, two are current Longview ISD students and the younger two will be soon. Michael is also involved in multiple organizations throughout the community, including the Longview Chamber of Commerce, Longview AMBUCS, Longview Greggton Rotary Club, Greater Longview Soccer Association, Longview Boys Baseball Association, and many more. 
1109 Judson Road, (903) 757-4601
First elected: 2018
Term expires: 2021

Mrs. Ava Welge, (Place 2)
Before retiring from LISD in June 2016, Ava Welge had a more than 40-year career in education. She was a math teacher at Forest Park Middle School for one year, then an educational diagnostician with Longview ISD for 14 years. In that role, she assessed, diagnosed and worked with children with learning problems. Though based at Johnston-McQueen Elementary School, Ava served multiple campuses. She and her husband, Jack, have two daughters who attended Longview ISD schools.
5 Centenary Circle, Longview (903) 445-5894
First elected: 2017
Term expires: 2020

Dr. Chris Mack, Board Secretary (Place 3)
Dr. Mack is a local dentist and a 1976 Longview High School graduate. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1979, and has been in private practice since his graduation from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1983. He was first elected to the board in 1993, and has served in various capacities, including as president. Mack and his wife Lisha are the parents of a daughter who graduated from Longview High in 2019.

3008 H.G. Mosley Pkwy, Longview (903) 452-2026
First elected: 1993
Term expires: 2021

Mrs. Virginia Northcutt, Board President (Place 4)
Virginia Northcutt is the Executive Director for Refuge International. She previously was the Special Events Coordinator for the Buckner Foundation and has also served as the Gregg County Historical Museum's Executive Director. As a parent volunteer, she has served in many capacities at Longview ISD, including as president of the Foster Middle School PTA and Longview High School's PTO. She and her husband Gordon are the proud parents of two children, both Longview High School graduates.
405 N Fifth St, Longview (903) 237-9652
First elected: 2014
Term expires: 2020

Mrs. Shandreka "Shan" Bauer, Board Vice President (Place 5)
Shan Bauer is a 1999 graduate of Longview High School, where she was active in Lobo Band, Majorettes, Peer Assistance and Leadership Students (PALS), before earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Letourneau University in 2013. Currently she works as a Executive Administrative Assistant at Skeeter Products of Kilgore. Bauer is married to Gary Bauer and the couple has three children, all of whom attend Longview ISD. Bauer was elected in 2016 and serves as vice president for the board.
1 Skeeter Road, Kilgore (903) 931-2816
First elected: 2016
Term expires: 2022

Mr. Ted Beard, (Place 6)
Ted Beard earned a bachelor’s degree in human services from Letourneau University and works as a claims representative and an equal employment opportunity counselor for the Social Security Administration. He is a retired sergeant major from the United States Army and a combat veteran of Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. He has served in various capacities on the board, including assistant secretary and vice president. Beard and his wife Rosalind are the parents of three sons and two daughters.

611 Clinic Dr, Longview (903) 918-6981
First elected: 1998
Term expires: 2022

Dr. Troy Simmons, (Place 7)
Dr. Simmons is a local dentist who was first elected to the board in 1986. Dr. Simmons has served the board in various capacities, including assistant secretary, vice president and president. He has also served as president of the Texas Association of School Boards. An ordained minister, Dr. Simmons has a long career of community service that spans decades. Dr. Simmons and his wife Kathleen are the parents of four children, all of whom are Longview High School graduates.

503 N 6th St, Longview (903) 738-1030
First elected: 1986
Term expires: 2021 



During regular meetings trustees may allot 30 minutes to hear persons who desire to make comments to the board. Persons who wish to participate in this portion of the meeting shall sign up before the meeting begins, and shall indicate the topic about which they wish to speak.

Each participant will be limited to five (5) minutes to speak during Open Forum. Any group of five or more persons must appoint one person to present the group’s views to the board.

Specific factual information or recitation of existing policy may be furnished in response to inquiries, but trustees shall not deliberate or decide regarding any issue that is not included on the agenda posted with the notice of the meeting.

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