Board Members
President Mr. Mike Purcell  


Mike is serving in his second term as a Marion ISD Trustee.  He is a second generation graduate from Marion High School, graduating in 1982.  Mike and his wife, Jennifer have been married for 13 years and have two children, one attending the Middle School the other attending Karrer campus.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Development from Southwestern A/G University in Waxahachie, Texas.  Mike’s career path has been centered on children and students.  He has worked as a Youth Pastor, worked at two different residential treatment centers for abused and neglected children, and teaching at-risk middle school students.  For the past 8 years, he has worked for the educational software company Scientific Learning as a Professional Development Specialist and Trainer.  Mike’s ultimate goal as a Trustee is to make learning fun again, for students and teachers. 

Vice President Mr. J.C. Batey, Trustee


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Secretary Mr. Victor A. Contreras 
           

  Motto: “Lead by Example”   
Marion ISD Board Member since 2000: 
Secretary 2005-2007, Board President 2007-2012 and 2014 to present, 
Leadership TASB Class of 2009 “Master Trustee Graduate”, LTASB Alumni Association Member - Vice President 2013-2014,  Region 13 LAC Representative & TASB Delegate, TASB Region 13B Director, 2011 NSBA Federal Relations Network Attendee in Washington D.C.
 I have acquired over 430 hours of continuing school board training.
 Proud member and sponsor of the Marion Athletic Booster Club since 1994, and Marion Band Boosters, Sponsor and Organize Marion ISD Teacher of the Year Awards and Reception,  Community in Schools Mentor since 2012, Charter Member of The Greater Marion Area Chamber of Commerce since 2007 - Vice-Director, Treasurer 2011-2015, McQueeney Lions Club - 3rd Vice President and Scholarship Committee, Founder and Chairman of The Guadalupe County Coalition of School Districts, Guest Writer for The Seguin Gazette and the KWED newspapers, Member of the Marion Economic Development District, Marion Planning and Zoning Committee Member, Marion Education Foundation Member.
Marion Resident since August of 1980. Retired Business Owner/Automobile Mechanic in Marion.  I've been married to Maryjo since November 1977 and we have two children that are Marion ISD Graduates (Tony, Class of 1999 and Lora, Class of 2006) and 4 grandchildren.
* TASB - Texas Association of School Boards, NSBA - National School Board Association
Mr. Eric Smith, Trustee



(awaiting bio)

Ms. La Verne Vick,  Trustee


La Verne was born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia.  She moved to San Antonio, Texas in June of 1975 and then moved to Marion in April of 2000. She retired from US Army Civil Service June 2003 after 35 years of service.  She is also retired from the US Air Force Reserves at Lackland AFB, after 31 years of service.  La Verne graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management. She has two daughters and six grandsons ranging in age from 11 to 21. Her two oldest grandsons graduated from Madison High School in San Antonio, Texas. The other four grandsons attend Marion ISD; three are at Marion High School and the youngest is at Karrer Elementary. As a member of the Marion ISD Board of Trustees my goal is to help make Marion ISD the best school district for educating our students.

 

 Dr. Kevin "Bubba" Kunde, DVM  


            Dr. Kevin L. "Bubba" Kunde was born in Seguin, Texas and is the 6th generation of his family to live on the family land here. He graduated from Marion High School in 1992, and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Texas A & M University in 1999, Summa Cum Laude. He started practicing medicine at an animal hospital in Seguin right out of school, but decided to open his own practice in 2007. Bubba has 3 children, Morgan, Caleb and Max, and currently resides in New Berlin, Texas. He likes to be involved in the local community and his children's activities.

 

  Mr. Craig Flathouse, Trustee


Born in Hillsdale, Illinois on June 16, to Drs. Virgil (Ed) and Pat Flathouse, the first of four sons in a family of educators.  Moved to Austin, Texas in 1971 where his father was offered a teaching position at the University of Texas.  Began pre-school at an early age with his brother Scott, and then enrolled in Eanes ISD, where he graduated twelve years later after an enriching educational journey in a school district recognized for its excellence.
By then he had two more brothers, and his father had become an associate commissioner at The Texas Education Agency after six years of being the superintendent of the Texas School for the Deaf.  Craig lived on the campus of the Texas School for the Deaf for several years, and became familiar with the educational and social hardships the deaf experienced.  This had an influence in shaping his future in education.  
After graduation, Craig worked in a variety of jobs, from fast-food jobs to restaurant management until he decided to move to Lubbock, Texas for a change in direction in his life.  His father was the Director of the Educational Service Center in Lubbock at that time, and his mother was a first grade teacher.  Craig accepted a job as a school bus driver while enrolling in college credit courses and his career in education began.  From that position he moved into technology, subsequently returning to Austin and accepting a job with the Austin School District.  That led into advances, and a position with Lake Travis ISD as the Technology Director.  From there the moved to Ingleside ISD as the Technology Director, then after seven years he moved to Runge ISD.  After two years there, he accepted the position of Technology Director at Marion ISD.  In each of those positions he brought an understanding of the educational process to the respective situations, and succeeded in significantly improving the use of technology in educational practices.  After Marion ISD, he accepted a position in Wimberley ISD, where he remained until April 8th of this year when he left to seek a position better suited for his competencies and experience.  He has two grown children, with one in the military.

The board can be reached at: schoolboard@marionisd.net

Marion Independent School District  
211 West Otto St.  |  PO Box 189  |  Marion Tx. 78124
PHONE: (830) 914-2803 |  FAX: (830) 420-3268

 

School Hours:
Elementary Campuses (Krueger and Karrer) 
7:40 am to 3:00 pm

Secondary Campuses (Middle & High Schools)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

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