President, Board of Trustees
Elected 2011, Term Ends 2017
Steven Jones spent 12 years as a student in the Irving ISD, attending Brandenburg Elementary, Travis Junior High and MacArthur High School. He has previously served as president and secretary of the IISD Board of Trustees.
Dr. Jones was chosen by the Texas Association of School Boards to represent the 32nd Congressional District at the National School Boards Association's Federal Relations Network in Washington, DC, and is a member of the 10th class of the Texas Institute for School Boards. He is a member of the board of the Marathon, Texas Public Library.
Jones earned his BBA from Baylor University and his DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry. He is the founding producer of the nationally recognized and critically acclaimed Lyric Stage. Jones has taught children's Sunday School since 1994, and has twice been nominated (in 2009 and 2014) as The Dallas Morning News Texan of the Year.
Vice President, Board of Trustees
Elected 2012, Term Ends 2018
Mr. Stipes was elected to Irving ISD Board of Trustees in May of 2012 after living in the city of Irving for 57 years. Mr. Stipes is a 1970 graduate of Irving High School, whose children attended Irving Schools and he currently has two grandchildren attending schools in the district.
Mr. Stipes has a tremendous amount of experience within Irving ISD. He has served as PTA President and as Director of both the Booster and Band Booster clubs. Mr. Stipes has also served as the Chairman of the Irving Bond Task Force of Parks and Open Space Committee, and served on the Irving Parks and Recreation Board for 11 years and as Chairman for four years. He was also named as an outstanding graduate by the Irving Independent School District Board of Trustees. The Stipes name is no stranger to the Irving ISD Board of Trustees as his father served on the board for 15 years and brother Randy for nine.
Secretary, Board of Trustees
Elected 2013, Term Ends 2019
Randy Randle is a lifelong resident of Irving. He attended Otis Brown Elementary School, Bowie Junior High School and graduated from Nimitz High School. Randy attended The University of Texas at Arlington and received a Business Administration degree in accounting.
Mr. Randle has been married to Lynda for 16 years and has two sons who attended Irving Schools. Randy has long been serving in leadership roles in both our schools and our community. He has served as PTA fundraising chairman, Band Booster president and chairman of baseball concessions for the Booster Club. Randy has served on two campus improvement committees and the District Improvement Committee.
Randy served on the Irving City Council for six years and was chairman of the finance committee. He also served as chairman of the City of Irving Bond Task Force.
Randy has attended the same church for 56 years and serves as a trustee, as well as chairman of the building committee. Randy works in the family business, which has been in Irving for 50 years.
Nell Anne Hunt
Board of Trustees
Nell Anne Hunt has been an Irving resident for more than 40 years. She was an honor graduate of Texas Tech University with a major in speech pathology and a minor in English. She holds a Texas teaching certificate and has taught in four different school districts. In addition, she has taught 12 different courses at Northlake Community College. Hunt has been a teacher of Reading is FUNdamental and also taught English as a Second Language. Currently she is a realtor with Ebby Halliday Realtors.
As an enthusiastic community volunteer, she has served in numerous ways. She is the Founder of the Great Flag Caper which places over 40,000 American flags in Irving on the 4th of July. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Irving Schools Foundation, Dallas Museum of Art, The Science Place, Irving Symphony Orchestra, City of Irving Arts Center, Irving Cultural Affairs Council, University Hills Association of Homeowners, DFW Humane Society and the City of Irving Parks and Recreation.
As a volunteer with the Irving Schools Foundation (ISF), she served as chairperson for the Breakfast with the Stars fundraiser and was named a Fellow by the ISF. She has been active in the PTA at T.J. Lee and Farine Elementary Schools, Travis Middle School and MacArthur High School.
She served as board president of the YWCA and was honored as a Volunteer with a Heart. She has been honored as a City of Irving High Spirited Citizen and received patriotism awards from the Sons of the American Revolution, the American Legion and the Irving Elks Club.
Board of Trustees
Elected 2016, Term Ends 2019
A.D. Jenkins, who was elected to the Irving ISD Board of Trustees in May 2016, is serving on the school board for the second time. As a trustee from 2008 to 2011, Jenkins served on the policy review committee and personnel committee.
For many years, Jenkins has been an active volunteer for the district and at a number of schools, including all of the district’s high schools. He was honored as a PTA Life Member and a recipient of the NAACP Service Award for his commitment to the community. As a strong advocate of Irving ISD’s athletic programs, Jenkins has provided support to Irving ISD coaches and players for numerous years.
A native of Waterproof, La., Jenkins came to Irving in 1987 and graduated from DeVry University two years later with a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems. He currently works as a software engineer at IBM.
He is the father of three boys – Tevyn, Cameron and Jared – all who have attended Irving ISD schools. Jenkins also has been a father figure to many more students over the years and is the CEO/Founder of the B.I.G. D.O.G.S. Youth Organization. He is married to wife Sherrie.
Board of Trustees
Elected 2015, Term Ends 2018
Board of Trustees
Appointed 2013, Elected 2014, Term Ends 2019
Necessary is a 60-year resident of Irving and class of 1968 graduate from Irving High School. His wife Patti and two daughters also graduated from Irving ISD schools.
Randy has served on the campus improvement committee at Irving High School as well as being a member of the athletic committee and band boosters. He has also served as vice chairman of the Board of Adjustments and Appeals for the City of Irving.
Necessary was appointed to the board in December 2013, following the resignation of the sitting District 6 board member. He served the remainder of that first year’s term and ran unopposed in the 2014 election.