The Mason ISD School Board:
Standing: Tommy Bierschwale, Jeff Durst, Julio Ramon and Treg Hudson
Sitting: Chad Lemke, Tina Cantu, James Kelly Schmidt
Chad Lemke - President
At Large Member
Chad M. Lemke is the current President of the MISD Board of Trustees. He was elected in 2011 as an at large member. Chad attended MacArthur High School and UTSA in San Antonio before moving to Mason. He is self-employed. Chad and his wife, Rhona, have four children: Virginia, Margaret, Catherine and Caroline. Virginia and Margaret both graduated from Mason High School. Catherine and Caroline attend Mason High School. Chad is currently serving his second term on the board. His term will expire in May of 2017.
Single Member District #3
Tommy Bierschwale has been serving on MISD Board of Trustees since May 2009. Tommy graduated from Mason High School and attended Southwest Texas State University. Tommy is the Executive Director of the Mason Housing Authority and he also runs the family ranch. His wife Megan is the MHS Library Director and Dual Credit Coordinator. Tommy and Megan have three children: Lydia, Spencer and Whitt. Lydia graduated from MHS in 2014. She is a junior at Texas Tech University and is on the rodeo team. Spencer graduated from MHS in 2016. He will be attending Texas Lutheran University this fall and will be running hurdles for the TLU Bulldogs. Their son Whitt will be a freshman at Mason High School. Tommy is currently serving his third term on the Mason ISD School Board. His term will expire in May of 2018.
Single Member District #4
Treg Hudson has been serving on the Mason ISD School Board since May of 2010. . Treg attended Texas Tech University and moved to Mason in 1988. He and his wife Natalie have seven children who have all attended or are currently enrolled in the Mason school system. He is the Mason County Justice of the Peace and is also occupied in ranching and real estate. Treg is serving his third term on the Mason ISD School Board, which will expire in May of 2019.
James Kelly Schmidt
At Large Member
James Kelly Schmidt was elected to an at Large position on the Mason ISD Board of Trustees in May of 2011. James Kelly is a graduate of Mason High School and Texas A&M University. He is a self-employed rancher. He and his wife, Mona Lois Friday Schmidt, who graduated from Nueces Canyon High School and Howard Payne University have 4 children and 1 son-in-law: Havana and Richard Mendoza, Rio, Monaco, and T Ranger Schmidt. Havana graduated from Mason High and West Point and is now serving in the Army as a 1st Lt. along with her husband. Rio graduated Mason High and will be a junior at Hobart College in Geneva, NY where he plays football. Monaco graduated from Mason High in 2016 and will attend Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. T Ranger will begin his 7th grade year as a Mason Puncher. James Kelly is currently serving his second term. His term will expire in May of 2017.
Single Member District #2
Jeff Durst has been a member of the Mason ISD Board of Directors since May of 2012. Jeff has deep family roots in Mason County. He graduated from Mason High School and attended Texas A&M University and Santa Monica University. He and his wife own a business in Mason. Jeff spent much of his career consulting for Fortune 50 companies. In 2000, he and his wife, Margaret, moved back to Mason to give their son the opportunity to grow up in a small town. Jeff is currently serving his second term on the Mason ISD School Board. His term will expire in May of 2018.
Julio Ramon-Vice President
Single Member District #5
Julio C. Ramon, Sr. has served on the Mason ISD School Board since May of 2013. He is currently serving his second term. His term will expire in May of 2019. Julio is a graduate of Mason High School and Texas A&M University. He is a retired business owner. Julio and his wife, Beatrice, have three children, Julio, Jr., Elena and Marina. All have attended or are currently in Mason schools.
Diamantina (Tina) Cantu Navarro-Secretary
Single Member District #1
Diamantina (Tina) Cantu Navarro was elected to the MISD School Board in May of 2006. She currently serves as the board secretary. Tina is a graduate of Mason High School and has been employed by Script Shoppe Pharmacy as a Certified Pharmacy Technician for 22 years. Tina is married to Gilbert Navarro, together they have three children: Tiffany Cantu, Robert Navarro and Felicia Navarro. Tina is currently serving her fourth term on the Mason ISD School Board. Her term will expire in May of 2018.