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Chad Rudy

Chad

Rudy

President, Place 3

Email

rudyc@friscoisd.org
Phone: 469.633.7793

Hometown

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Frisco ISD Resident

Since 2008

Family

Wife, Amy; three daughters, FISD students Kayla, Megan, and Tatum

Education

Graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Management Information Systems and Rice University with a master’s degree in business

Profession

Certified Financial Planner™ with Retirement Investment Advisors, Inc.

FISD Service

  • First Elected to Board in 2015

  • 2014 Citizens Bond Committee Member

  • WatchDOG Volunteer at Newman Elementary and Carroll Elementary

Community Involvement

  • Frisco Sunrise Rotary Club

  • Leadership Frisco Class XIV Graduate

  • Leadership Frisco Advisory Council

  • Youth Basketball and Soccer Coach

  • Treasurer of Cobb Hill Homeowners Association

Classe

John

Classe

Vice President, Place 6

Email

classej@friscoisd.org
Phone: 469.633.7796

Hometown

Richardson, Texas

Frisco ISD Resident

Since 2000

Family

Wife, Melanie; two children, FISD students Harley and Mason

Education

Graduate of Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in economics

Profession

Certified Financial Planner™ with Bell Financial Group

FISD Service

  • First Elected to Board in 2015; Appointed in 2014

  • Isbell and Vandeventer PTA Member and WATCH D.O.G.S. Dad

  • Frisco Education Foundation Board Member Ex-Officio, 2014-2016

Community Involvement

  • Frisco Economic Development Corporation Board Member, 2016-2017

  • Frisco Community Development Corporation Board Member, 2012-2014

  • Frisco Soccer Association Coach

  • Frisco Charter Review Commission Commissioner, 2013

  • Leadership Frisco Class XVI Graduate

  • Frisco Parks and Recreation Board Member, 2006-2010 and Chair, 2010

  • Grace Avenue United Methodist Church Discipleship Council, 2010-2011

  • Villages of Hillcrest Homeowner's Association President, 2002-2005

Gillespie

Debbie

Gillespie

Secretary, Place 5

Email

gillespd@friscoisd.org
Phone: 469.633.7795

Hometown

Austin, Texas

Frisco ISD Resident

Since 1995

Family

Husband, Dane; two children, Caitlin and Connor, FISD graduates

Education

Graduate of Southwest Texas State University with bachelor’s degree in home economics

Profession

Community and school volunteer

FISD Service

  • First Elected to Board in 2011

  • Numerous leadership positions with school PTO/PTAs, 1999-2011

  • Frisco High Band Boosters, 2008-2014

  • 2003 and 2006 FISD School Bond Committee

  • Frisco Education Foundation Board Member Ex-Officio, 2011-2013

Community Involvement

  • TASB Board of Directors, Region 10A

  • Frisco Family Services Board Member, 2003-2005

  • Neighborhood Village Representative

  • National Charity League, 2006-2012

  • Young Men’s Service League, 2010-2014

Honors & Awards

  • Leadership TASB Master Trustee

ponangi

Gopal

Ponangi

Place 1

Email

ponangig@friscoisd.org
Phone: 469.633.7791

Hometown

Hyderabad, India

Frisco ISD Resident

Since 2003

Family

Wife: Viji; Daughters: Ananya, an FISD graduate and Aneesha, an FISD student

Education

Masters in Business Administration, Kakatiya University, India
Bachelors in Chemical Technology, Osmania University, India

Profession

Senior Manager at Tata Consultancy Services, Dallas

FISD Service

  • FISD Long Range Planning Committee 
    (Student Readiness Sub-Committee)

  • FISD Programs and Facilities Evaluation Committee

  • Frisco Education Foundation, Advisory Board

  • Frisco Council of PTAs. Supporter Level: Ambassador

Community Involvement

  • Founder and President of 501C3 Non Profit: Shubham Foundation

  • Volunteer: YEA! Frisco - Young Entrepreneurs Academy

  • Participant/Volunteer/Leader with various Non-Profits in and around Dallas

herbert

Natalie

Hebert

Place 2

Contact

herbertn@friscoisd.org
Phone: 469.433.7792

Hometown

Nocona, Texas

Frisco ISD Resident

Since 2004

Family

Husband, Josh; two children, FISD students Cole and Claire

Education

Earned a bachelor’s in psychology from Austin College, then went on to the University of North Texas to study Special Education and Educational Leadership.

Profession

Certified Texas Teacher
Community and School Volunteer

FISD Service

  • Taught at Ashley Elementary

  • Taught at Vandeventer Middle School

  • Served as the 6th grade Team Leader at Vandeventer MS

  • Served as the 8th Grade Cheer Coach at Vandeventer MS

  • Lawler Middle School Hospitality Chair

  • Co-chaired the family and community involvement committee for the VMS Campus Improvement Team

  • Served on the Frisco ISD District Improvement Team

  • Served as a member of the district’s Priorities-Based Budget Committee

Community Involvement

  • Founded Richwoods’ Social Committee

  • Served on Richwoods’ HOA Social Committee 2013-2018

  • Richwood’s HOA Board of Directors 2018-2019

McCausland

Anne

McCausland

Place 4

Email

mccausla@friscoisd.org
Phone: 469.633.7794

Hometown

Grapevine, Texas

Frisco ISD Resident

Since 1992

Family

Husband, Jim; two children, Jameson, an FISD graduate and Monica, an FISD student

Education

Graduate of Baylor University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and Collin College with an associate’s degree in nursing

Profession

Community and school volunteer

FISD Service

  • First Elected to Board in 2011

  • Served as Board secretary for two years

  • Numerous leadership positions with the Frisco ISD Council of PTAs and school PTAs

  • Frisco Education Foundation Board Member Ex-Officio, 2009-2014

Community Involvement

  • YMSL Frisco

  • Dallas North Cities DG Alumnae

  • Frisco Allen Texas Area Alumnae Panhellenic

Honors & Awards

  • Leadership TASB Participant, 2014-15

  • Texas PTA Emerging Leaders Academy 2012

  • 2007 Texas PTA Lifetime Membership Award

  • 2011 Texas PTA Extended Service Award

Archambault

René

Archambault

Place 7

Email

archambaultr@friscoisd.org
Phone: 469.633.7797

Hometown

Dallas, Texas

Frisco ISD Resident

Since 2008

Family

Husband, Randy; one child, FISD student Zoe

Education

Master's in Education Policy and Leadership, Southern Methodist University
Bachelor's in Business Administration, Texas Christian University

Profession

Deputy Director, Southern Methodist University - Guildhall 

FISD Service

  • First Elected to Board in 2018

  • FISD Long Range Planning Committee (Financial Transparency Sub-Committee) 

  • FISD Insight Class of 2018

  • Frisco Education Foundation Advisory Board

  • Griffin Middle School PTA Member

  • Frisco Council of PTA's Supporter Level Member

Community Involvement

  • Frisco FastPacs Governing Board Member

  • Frisco Women's League Member 

  • City of Frisco Volunteer

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