Meet the Candidates: Denton ISD Board Place 4 – Cross Timbers Gazette | Denton County South | mound of flowers
Residents of southern Denton County will head to the polls beginning later this month to decide a plethora of municipal and school contests.
The Gazette of the Crusader Woods asked each candidate in a contested local race to answer a brief questionnaire to help voters make an informed decision at the polls this spring.
At Denton ISD, Board seats 3, 4 and 5 will be on the ballot. In each race, the incumbent seeks re-election against a challenger.
Election day is Saturday, May 7, with early voting from April 25 to May 3. Click here for more information on voting in Denton County.
Denton ISD Board Place 4
Mia Price (I), 66
City/place of residence: Denton
How long have you lived at Denton ISD: almost 40 years
Occupation: Accounts Payable/Medical Practice
Education: BS in Medical Technology from Louisiana State University
Prior Service on Government/Community/Civic Boards: Served and co-chaired the Denton ISD bond committees 1996,1999
Served on the Texas Medical Association Committee on Child and Adolescent Health
Past President of Denton County Medical Alliance and Texas Medical Association Alliance
Denton Benefit League Member: Former Vice Presidents, Benefits and Tabloid
Current Chairman of the Interfaith Ministry Board
Current chair Saint-Marc Pommier
Current Chair of the Denton Ariel Club Culinary Arts Department
What motivated you to apply for this position and why are you the best choice: I come from a family of educators and have always had respect for their commitment and appreciation for my education. It’s important to me that taxpayer dollars provide our students with the opportunities they need to succeed after graduation. I have a proven record of commitment and experience. I have achieved Senior Admin status and believe that my knowledge coupled with consistency and stability will keep our district on the path to success for all.
Mission statement: One of the objectives is to recruit and retain the most qualified teachers. Many valuable life skills in addition to academic basics are taught by top teachers. I also believe that we must uphold fiscal responsibility by maintaining a perfect financial rating, addressing district growth, and standing up for our students, teachers, and families.
Andrew English, 23 years old
City/place of residence: Savannah
How long have you lived at Denton ISD: 1 year
Occupation: COO/Business Owner
Education: High school
Prior Service on Government/Community/Civic Boards: Nothing
What motivated you to apply for this position and why are you the best choice: I have mentored and coached young people since my teens with a primary focus on college and career readiness. Over the past 5 years, I have worked closely with faculty and students in the DFW community as a mentor for esports gamers and programmers. This work has provided me with a unique perspective as I have heard from school district stakeholders about the challenges and potential solutions these districts face.
As the COO of a company that operates in the education sector, I have the opportunity to work with thousands of students and understand how to ensure that they are prepared to succeed academically. while partnering with their parents and teachers to ensure their proper development into future leaders. .
It’s especially important to meet students where they are and engage them in programs that build on their interests, whatever they may be.
Mission statement: As an elected member, I will tackle the issue of mental health and seek to address the challenges facing our students today by focusing on previously unexplored opportunities for our students. With community building, university partnerships and the promotion of programs that support the whole student and promote best practices.