The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has reelected Debbie Gillespie of Frisco ISD to a three-year term on the TASB Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 10, position A.
Gillespie has been on the Frisco ISD Board since 2011 and is the board secretary. With a degree from Southwest Texas State University, Gillespie worked in interior design and fashion merchandising before accepting a job at Dell Corporation, where she worked in customer service, configuration management, and policy and procedures. Upon moving to Frisco with her family in 1995, she became a stay-at-home mom and an active community volunteer.
Among various community activities, Gillespie has held the following positions: PTA board officer, 2001–09; PTO board member and board officer, 2005–07; PTO board president, 2007–10; National Charity League, 2005–12; National Charity League board officer, 2008–12; Young Men’s Service League, 2010–14; Young Men’s Service League board officer, 2011–13; Frisco Family Services Center volunteer and two-year board member; Frisco High School band booster officer, 2007–13; neighborhood association village representative for 17 years; Frisco ISD Council of PTAs board member, 2012–present; and now an active volunteer with Frisco FastPacs.
She is a Leadership TASB graduate, Class of 2014, and member of the LTASB Alumni Association.
TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local public school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.3 million students.