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Trustee Biographies

Jeff Hamilton     Jeff Hamilton-President
    Position #1: Term Expires 2020

Donald Willeford     Donald Willeford-Vice President
    Position #7: Term Expires 2020

Karen Holt    Karen Holt-Secretary

Position #4: Term Expires 2018

Karen Holt is married to Adam Holt, a 3rd generation New Diana Alumni and Paramedic Supervisor for East Texas Medical Center. Karen and her husband moved back to Diana in 2002 to insure that their children would attend the best public school in East Texas. They have three beautiful children. The oldest, Haleigh , is a freshman in New Diana and is a member of the Varsity volleyball team and is currently a Varsity Cheerleader for our New Diana Eagles. Addison, a 7th grader in New Diana Middle School, participates in school Football and Track. His first love is Baseball and cannot wait to play in High School for the Eagle Team. The youngest, Claire will start New Diana next year in the Pre- K program at Robert F. Hunt Elementary. She can be seen at every sporting event in her cheer uniform cheering on our New Diana Eagles! Karen chose to serve on the New Diana School Board because she wants the best possible education for all children in the school district. She also felt strongly that a “mom’s voice” should have input in our children’s education. She has served as PTO President on various New Diana campuses, served on the New Diana Strategic Planning Committee, and volunteered countless hours to the school district. Although a transplant to New Diana, her heart belongs to the Diana Community and New Diana School District.

     WrightAndrew Wright-Board Member
    Position #2: Term Expires 2018

Born the year of 1944 in Blythe, California to Eldredge Wright, Sr. and Gladys Jones.  Raised in East Texas, (Gilmer, Marshall), until the age of thirteen, then relocated to Los Angeles, Ca.   Graduated from John C. Fremont High School, majoring in business/bookkeeping.   Married to Pamela D. Williams-Wright who is a teacher’s aide in the Longview school district. Retired Secretary/Treasurer/Business Agent of the International Longshoremen and Warehousemen's Union, Local 26, where I served on the trust boards of the health and welfare fund and the pension fund. The position on the school board affords me the incite to support local educational opportunities while representing and keeping local residence informed and aware of educational progress and tax proposals that will affect them.

Life's philosophy, In all things, I will trust GOD.

Favorite scripture, Proverbs 3:5-6

StarkJodie Stark-Board Member
Position # 3: Term Expires 2020

Dwayne Leach    Dwayne Leach-Board Member
    Position #5: Term Expires 2018

Dwayne Leach a 2009 Letourneau University graduate. 
Director of operations with Avada hearing Care centers for 14 years. Married 19 years to Tonya Leach a dental hygienist and 2008 graduate from Northeast Texas Community College dental hygiene program.
Baylee Leach 16 year old Junior at New Diana High School 
Zoey Leach 11 year old 7 th grader at New Diana Middle School

We have lived here in Diana for just over 6.5 years. We moved here specifically for the schools and because my wife's father had attended school here his entire school career. We love this community and are pretty involved. I serve in the districts safety committee as well as the SHAC committee. I am also a volunteer fireman and first responder. 


Becky Smith-Board Member

Position # 6: Term Expires 2020