Board of Trustees
A.D. JenkinsPresident, Board of TrusteesDistrict 5Elected 2016, Term Ends 2022
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.
Nell Anne HuntVice-President, Board of TrusteesDistrict 2Elected 2014, Term Ends 2020
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.
Randy RandleSecretary, Board of TrusteesDistrict 7Elected 2013, Term Ends 2022
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.
Pamela CampbellBoard of TrusteesDistrict 3Appointed 2018, Elected 2019, Term Ends firstname.lastname@example.org
Irving ISD Trustees appointed Pamela Campbell, a longtime Irving resident and former Irving ISD employee, to the District 3 vacancy in December 2018. She will fill the term until the May 2019 election
Campbell grew up in Irving and attended Irving schools, graduating from Irving High School in 1971. Her children spent their entire public education in Irving ISD as well.
She began her career in Irving ISD as a data processing clerk and counselor secretary at Houston Middle School. She also served as the school’s computer lab manager before transferring to Farine Elementary School as a Title I reading assistant. Campbell earned a bachelor’s degree from Dallas Baptist University and teaching certification in 2000. She then taught fourth and fifth grade at Farine, until her retirement in 2010. She has served as a guest educator for the district since then.
Campbell is a member of the Association of Texas Professional Educators, Texas Retired Teachers Association and Irving Cares.
Tony GrimesBoard of TrusteesDistrict 6Elected 2019, Term Ends 2022
Throughout his career, Tony Grimes has developed a passion for uplifting his community – whether it be through public service, participation in his church or education. He is a successful entrepreneur, president of the Irving-Carrollton NAACP, deacon at Antioch Christian Church, chairman of the Board for J&B Outreach and a member of the Irving Mayor’s Diversity Council and Irving Police Department’s Advisory Board.
As president of the Irving-Carrollton NAACP since 2002, Mr. Grimes has formed multiple partnerships throughout Irving and Carrollton and has worked diligently to increase membership and raise awareness for his chapter. Driven from a desire to prevent members of his community from falling victim to predatory lending practices, he has taught the FDIC “Money Matters” curriculum to reiterate the basics of healthy personal finances with his NAACP branch.
As a board member for J&B Outreach, Mr. Grimes has participated in several events including character-building presentations at Houston Middle School and donating winter clothing to Irving ISD students in need.
For his service, he has been recognized with the Texas State NAACP Torchbearer Award, the City of Irving Service Award, the Alpha Phi Alpha Golden Legend Award, a service award from Texas Organizing Project and the 2019 High Spirited Citizen.
Nuzhat HyeBoard of TrusteesDistrict 4Elected 2018, Term Ends 2021
Nuzhat Hye has an educational background with over 35 years of experience. She has spent her professional career as a teacher, principal, and has founded several educational institutions.
She and her husband have been involved with the Irving community in various capacities since 1989. She has five children and five grandchildren.
Throughout her career she has worked with parents, teachers, school leaders, and community members to help students succeed. She looks forward to serving the Irving ISD and continuing her involvement in the community for the betterment of future generations.
Dr. Rosemary RobbinsBoard of TrusteesDistrict 1Elected 2019, Term Ends 2020
After serving Irving ISD in numerous capacities, Dr. Rosemary Robbins is now one of the district’s newest board members. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated that her passion is education.
In Irving ISD, Dr. Robbins served as a teacher at Lamar Middle School and MacArthur High School; an assistant principal at John Haley Elementary School and Crockett Middle School; and principal at John Haley Elementary School. As the division director of staff development and grant writing for the district, Dr. Robbins wrote and was awarded numerous state technology grants, developed and implemented the New Teacher Liaison program and coordinated district professional development. She has also served in temporary roles for the district including interim division director for secondary teaching and learning and guest educator for campus administrators
Dr. Robbins has also served to advance education at the state level, working as a teaching and learning specialist for a state teacher organization. In that role, she monitored educator certification, testified on mentoring initiatives and assisted in the planning and implementation of a teaching and learning conference with Dr. Phil Schlecty.
She was the executive director, founder and owner of a teacher alternative certification program and has served on the Quality Indicator Task Force for the National Association for Alternative certification. Dr. Robbins is an adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University and as a consultant and grant writer, she has also designed program curriculum approved by the Texas Education Agency. She is also a board member for the Irving Heritage Society, a lifetime member of Texas PTAs, a member of the Irving Sunrise Rotary and served on the IISD District Improvement Committee and Campus Improvement Committees for Good Elementary School and de Zavala Middle School. She is also former president/board member for The Stewpot Alliance, a non-profit organization that works with individuals who are homeless.
Dr. Robbins holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from the University of Texas at Austin, and both a master’s degree and a doctorate in education administration from the University of North Texas.
Since 2015, Dr. Robbins has been a member of the Medical and Educational Mission Team to Haiti, an initiative sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Dallas.
She has one son, who works as a counselor at Irving High School.