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Jeff Durst

 Jeff Durst

Board President

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 500 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 third term on the Mason ISD School Board.  His term will expire in May of 2021. 

 
 

Ryan Jordan

Single Member District #3 

Ryan Jordan became a Mason ISD Board Trustee in May of 2018.  He graduated from Mason High School in 1997 and currently owns a real estate business here in the hill country.  Ryan and his wife Kaye Lynne have been married 18 years and have three children; Rylan, Kinsley, and Keltan who are all very involved in the Mason ISD school system.  Ryan and Kaye Lynne are longtime Mason residents and enjoy serving their community.  His term will expire in May of 2021. 

 

 
Diamantina Cantu Navarro
 

Diamantina (Tina) Cantu Navarro

Board 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 fifth term on the Mason ISD School Board.  Her term will expire in May of 2021.

 

Kathryn Martin 

Kathryn Martin

Board Vice President

At Large Member

Kathryn Martin was elected to the Mason ISD Board of Trustees in May 2017. Kathryn currently serves as the Vice-President. She is a graduate of Mason High School and East Texas State University. She is a retired public school teacher and is the owner of a computer services business in Mason. Kathryn is married to Seth Martin, a Mason County rancher. Her term will expire in May 2020.

 

Jim Bob Smith

Jim Bob Smith

At Large Member

 Jim Bob Smith was elected to the Mason ISD Board of Trustees in May 2017.  He graduated from Mason High School in 1995, and attended Western Texas Junior College, majoring in Criminal Justice. He married Shayne McGuire, of Llano, in 1998 and they have two daughters. Steeley is attending Texas Tech in the fall. Sterling is in the 8th grade at Mason Junior High. Jim Bob is the Assistant Manager of the Mason Feed Store and has been for the past 14 years. Shayne, is a real estate broker. His term will expire in May 2020.

Cole Farmer

Cole Farmer

Single Member District #5

Cole Farmer was elected to the MISD School Board in May of 2019.  He is a lifelong resident of Mason County and a 1993 graduate of Mason High School.  He comes from generations of local ranching and farming families.  Cole and his wife Dawn have been married 20 years, and have two children, Selah, and Riggin.   He is employed by Texas Department of Transportation since 2000, and has been the Maintenance Section Supervisor since 2013.  His term will expire in May 2022.

 

Mary Frey Donaldson 

Single Member District #4

Mary Frey Donaldson became a Mason ISD Board Trustee in May 2019.  She is a 1990 graduate of Mason High School and a 1994 graduate of Texas A&M University.  Mary is a regional manager for Capital Farm Credit.  She is married to Curtis Donaldson.  Together they have six children; Elizabeth, Rachel, Caroline, Garrett, Bode and Anna.  Bode McMillan and Anna McMillan are graduates of Mason High School, 2018 and 2019, respectively.  Her term will expire in May, 2022.