Regular meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building unless noted otherwise on the agenda.
Meet the BISD Board of Trustees
Phone: (979) 233-0494
Term Ends: May 2017
District 7 - [MAP]
Mason Howard was elected to the school board in May of 2011.
Mason P. Howard of precinct 7 explains why he chose to run for BISD board. "I was born here and grew up here. I wanted my children to experience the schools that I attended Stephen F. Austin Elementary, Freeport Intermediate and Brazosport High School (‘87). My parents grew up here and graduated from Brazosport High School in 1963. My grandmother graduated from Freeport High School in the 40's. My family is from here… I have a vested interest in BISD. The Brazosport area is a great place to live, work, and rear a family."
Mason Howard has lived in BISD for 42 years and 24 of those years he has been married to wife, Paulette. Mason and Paulette have two children: Michael Paul who is 23 and Robin Lindsey Viola who is 16.
Mason Howard is a contractor who has been in business for himself since 1999. His company's name is Mason Builder's, which specializes in remodeling and additions.
BISD is an even better "place to live, work, and rear a family" because of Mason P. Howard's service to our community.
Board Vice President
Phone: (979) 481-9509
Term Ends: May 2017
District 6 - [MAP]
Scott Schwertner is a product of Brazosport ISD and graduate of Texas A&M. He was elected to the BISD Board of Trustees in May 2014. He is a Senior Sales Tax Manager for the consulting firm CTMI, LLC. He was previously elected as a Lake Jackson City Councilman (2010-2014). He and his wife, Kristen, are both active in the community as volunteers for a number of local charities/organizations. He has two daughters in BISD schools that he coaches in soccer, basketball, and volleyball.
Scott Schwertner said that he believes that “a strong BISD is vital to the success of our community and most importantly to the future of the children of our community."
Welcome to the BISD team Mr. Schwertner!
George R. Sullivan
Phone: (979) 665-2185
Term Ends: May 2018
District 1 - [MAP]
George R. Sullivan was appointed to the Brazosport ISD Board of Trustees in July 2013. He was elected to fill an unexpired one year term in May 2014 and reelected in May 2015.
Mr. Sullivan is a Project Manager for Dow Chemical. Sullivan moved to the Lake Jackson area in 2007 with his three children - twin daughters, Kenadi and McKenzi, and a son, Kade.
"I strongly believe that a good quality education is the most important thing a person can possess and is essential to being successful in life," he said.
Sullivan explained that to help ensure that every child in BISD has the opportunity to gain a good quality education and are adequately prepared for their future endeavors, he hopes to work with the other members of the board, our teachers and the administration "to propel BISD to the level where we are setting the standard for educational excellence."
We welcome you to the board Mr. Sullivan and look forward to working together to ensure the success of all BISD students.
Board Assistant Secretary
Phone: (979) 265-6379
Term Ends: May 2018
District 2 - [MAP]
Jerry Adkins was elected as a BISD Board member in May 2013 to fulfill an unexpired two year term and reelected in May 2015, serving Single-Member District 2.
Mr. Adkins has lived in the Brazosport community for 42 years with his wife, Barbara, and three children, who are all products of Brazosport ISD. Mr. Adkins worked as a project manager for Dow Chemical, retiring after 42 years of service.
“I believe our school district needs to develop responsible citizens by providing the best education from the best teachers,” Mr. Adkins stated regarding his educational beliefs and values. “As a Board member, a priority is to encourage, motivate and support BISD's effort to provide the best education possible for all students in BISD by working as a team with board members, administrators, teachers, staff, students, parents and community,” he added.
We thank you for your support Mr. Adkins, and we would like to welcome you to the BISD team!
Phone: (979) 236-6356
Term Ends: May 2018
District 3 - [MAP]
Patty Sayes was appointed to the BISD Board of Trustees in July 2014 and elected in May 2015.
Patty is the General Manager of the Brazos Mall. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing from Texas A&M University and has been involved with several community organizations including the Brazosport Chamber of Commerce, the Military Wives and Mom’s Association for Brazoria County and the Brazosport Center for Arts and Sciences.
Patty’s husband Kyle and their two sons are all BISD graduates. Thanks for your service and welcome to the BISD board!
Term Ends: May 2019
District 4 - [MAP]
Troy Brimage was elected to the BISD Board of Trustees in May 2016. Troy is a product of Brazosport, being born at the Community Hospital in Freeport, Texas in 1971. He attended O.A. Fleming, Jane Long, Stephen F. Austin, Freeport Intermediate, and graduated from Brazosport High School in 1989.
Troy married his high school sweetheart, Sabrina Arrington Brimage, in 1990. As of 2016 they have been married for 26 years. He attended Alvin College, and went to work for the Freeport Police Department in 1992.
“Although my dream was to protect and serve my community, I also had a passion to be an entrepreneur,” Brimage said. While still working for the Freeport Police Department, in 1996, he and Sabrina purchased a local feed store in Jones Creek and later built an Exxon convenience store. While investing in real estate, they opened Bubba’s Burger’s & Wings in 2003 and in 2004 started SIG Insurance Services in Freeport. They went on to establish Braztex Development In 2013 and began developing waterfront property in Freeport, where they now reside.
In October 2001 they were blessed with amazing twins, Breanna Nicole and Brendan Shane Brimage, who have attended BISD schools. The first school year Troy begins his role as board member, his son and daughter will attend Brazosport High as freshmen.
“Today we are currently operating SIG Insurance Services, Braztex Development, Braztex Investments, Peach Point Daycare, and we enjoy raising Brangus cattle,” says Troy. “I serve our community on several boards and as a Reserve Police Officer for the Freeport Police Department. It is an honor to serve on the BISD Board of Trustees, and I credit BISD for my success. My goal is to ensure every child in BISD is given the same opportunity for future success, whether it’s college, trade, or whatever they choose. Thank you for allowing me to serve you and BISD as your Trustee.”
Term Ends: May 2019
District 5 - [MAP]
Voters elected Michael Speir as a member to the BISD Board in May of 2016. Michael is a product of Brazosport ISD, born and raised in the Lake Jackson area. After graduating Brazoswood High School, he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Baylor University.
Michael Speir is a second generation product of BISD. Both of his parents’ worked most of their careers within the district and both eventually retired from BISD. Megan, his wife, taught third grade bilingual at Griffith Elementary before they had children. As a child of administrators, a graduate of BISD, the spouse of an educator, a member of the community in which he was born, and proud parent to future BISD students, Michael brings a unique holistic perspective to his service as a newly elected BISD Trustee.
“I believe that a solid educational foundation, combined with strong sense of community, is essential in equipping our children today to become leaders tomorrow. I am honored and look forward to serving all of Brazosport ISD as a member of the Board of Trustees.”
Michael and his wife Megan have two children, Sofia and Judah, and enjoy spending time with their children outdoors. He works for Dow Chemical, Salt Dome Operations, as an Improvement Engineer.