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MVISD Board of Trustees


Mr. Richard Carr
Mr. Richard Carr
Mr. Carr is married to Margerite, and they have 17 grandchildren 9 great grandchildren.  He has served the Mt. Vernon ISD School Board of Trustees for 11 years and is the current president.  Mr. Carr has been self-employed in Accounting and Management for the last 23 years.  He attended Livingston State College and Memphis State University.  He has been a Franklin County resident since 1989.

Mr. Brad Hyman
Mr. Brad Hyman

Mr. Hyman, native of Mt. Vernon and graduate of the class of '87, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University - College Station, Texas where he met his wife Stephanie, a graduate of Texas A&M as well.  They have two sons, Chase a senior and Cade a junior at MVHS.

Mr. Hyman is Executive V.P. and manages the U.S. Crop Protection Business for Melbourne, Australia based chemical manufacturer, Nufarm.   He has a passion for Mt. Vernon and a desire to help MVISD continue to grow stronger academically and competitively across all UIL programs. 



Mr. Aaron Sanders
Mr. Aaron Sanders

Mr. Sanders has been employed by Southwest Dairy Farmers since 1997. He has a degree in Agriculture Science and Technology and is married to Jamie, and they have 3 children -Sydney, Ty, and Calley. They live on a cattle ranch and enjoy spending time as a family. In his spare time, Mr. Sanders enjoys hunting, fishing and church activities. He loves to serve his church and community.

Mr. Chris James
Mr. Chris James
Mr. James graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1982.  In 1991 he married Susie and returned to the Mt. Vernon area. Mr. James has worked at Priefert Mfg. for the past 25 years.  He is currently the Warehouse Manager for Priefert Steel.  He has two adult children: Katelyn (23) and Jesse (22), both MVHS graduates. Chris is a member of First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.


Mrs. Brooke Bussell
Mrs. Brook Bussell
Mrs. Bussell is a 1996 graduate of MVHS. She has been employed by Franklin County since 1999.  She is married to Stephen, and they have two sons - Cade and Colby. She enjoys spending time with family and being active in the community. In her free time, she enjoys reading and traveling.


Mrs. Buffy Hymer
Mrs. Buffy Hymer
Mrs. Hymer graduated in 1988 from Blue Springs High School in Missouri and married Mark Hymer.  They moved to Franklin County in 1993.  Their two daughters attended Mt. Vernon schools since kindergarten.  Paige, the oldest daughter, is a teacher at Mt. Vernon Elementary, and Ali is a sophomore at Baylor University.  Mrs. Hymer has been an active member in the community through various organizations and events, such as MVISD District Site Base Committee and Key Club.  She is currently working with Dr. Latortue to establish a Franklin County Adult Day Center.


Mr. Josh Jordan
Mr. Josh Jordan