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Place 4 Candidates

Lisa Ayala Montalvo

Hello, my name is Lisa Ayala Montalvo. I am running for Re-Election for Place 4 on the LFISD Board of Trustees.

I am honored to currently serve on the LFISD School Board. In my four years while serving, we expanded our academic programs and extracurricular activities, purchased additional computers for teachers and students, added more safety measures to each campus, improved and maintained our facilities, deposited an estimated 1.8 million dollars into our fund balance, gave raises and/or stipends to all district employees, expanded our certification programs, returned our Special Education program to our campuses, and earned 22 distinctions across the district.

These are a few of the amazing things we have accomplished.

I will continue to work hard for ALL our children. I have the experience, determination, and courage to keep pushing our district to the next level of excellence.

Our students deserve a world- class quality education.

My dad, Daniel Ayala, would always say, “A good education will make you an asset”.

I humbly ask you, my community, for your vote, thank you.

Anna Alemán

Born to a family of migrants, Francisco and Flora Tamez, I was raised in La Feria where four generations of my family have attended La Feria schools. I’m married to Ramiro Aleman, have four children and five grandchildren. I’m a life long member of St. Francis Xavier Church. I retired as a Parental Liaison after 31 years at La Feria ISD. For the past seven years, I have been a local organizer of Turkey dinner giveaways and a member of the Live Long Blood Drive and Scholarship.

I’m also an active parent volunteer for the La Feria schools. I would like to continue my journey as a public servant and appreciate your support.

Place 5 Candidates

Javier Loredo

My name is Javier Loredo, and I am seeking re-election for Place 5 in the La Feria Independent School District’s Board of Trustee’s election. I am married to Nancy Loredo, kindergarten teacher in LFISD, have three children, Pricilla, Javier Jr., and Jaycee, plus a beautiful granddaughter, Isabellah. As a La Feria native, I am proud to have watched my children grow and learn, and still continue to walk the halls, in this exceptional district.

If re-elected, I promise to be your voice on the board and keep our students first, when making decisions. I plan to work diligently to provide the schools all the tools needed to ensure continued success for ALL our students.

I would like to thank the community for their support throughout these years and would appreciate your continued support in serving the students and families of our district. Thank you and May God Bless!

Gloria Santillan Casas

We chose La Feria, 41 years ago, as the best community to live and raise our children because of its high- quality education. Our 4 children are LFISD graduates and complete and productive adults and professionals. I gave back to my community ensuring other families the opportunity to raise and education their children, by serving on the LFISD School Board 22 years. I worked many difficult and long hours to maintain a high- quality education for all our children.

Having retired from management positions for organizations whose mission was to empower individuals and families to build productive and self-sustaining capacity, I want to continue to work for my community and school district. My professional experience and previous school board service give me the required qualifications.

Educating our children is one of the most important duties of parents and the community. Our children are indeed our future! I pledge to always work hard and smart for the best education your children deserve.

Maria N. Rincon

My name is Maria N. Rincon I am a bilingual teacher, a mother of 4, and I am an Army veteran. I am passionate about education, I believe that our students deserved the best of the best.

Our job as teachers is to educate, and to guide them by example I am pursuing a Masters degree to become a License Professional Counselor.

I want the best for the residents of La Feria, because everyone matters. Tax payers play an important role, our teachers make learning possible and our students represent our district.

Place 6 Candidates

Katie Johnson

I am seeking re-election for place 6 of the La Feria ISD Board. It has been an exciting and wonderful 4 years and I have learned so much. I love the Community of La Feria and want what is best for the children as I put them first.

As a Board we have done so many great things to further the children’s education. As many of you know, 4 of my children and husband are graduates of La Feria.

They are very successful thanks to our wonderful school district. I have been employed for 27 years with Shepard Walton King Insurance Group and am the Executive Administrative Assistant.

I am married to Mike Johnson and together we have 7 children and 10 grandchildren. If elected I will continue to do my best as a Board Member.

I promise to put my heart and love in all that I do. I will not be blind sided and will study the whole picture to make my decisions for what is best for the students. “Preparing ALL students for success in a changing world”.

Alfonso Rodriguez

Greetings La Feria Residents! My name is Alfonso Rodriguez, and I sincerely request your vote for La Feria ISD School Board Place 6.

I have been a resident of La Feria for over 30 years and have served our community diligently. I am currently the Public Works Director for the City of La Feria with 24 years of hands on experience assisting in creating and planning long-term programs and projects for our community including the La Feria Flag Football League and the La Feria Christmas Parade.

I was also a leading proponent for the creation of the La Feria Athletic Booster Club which has provided several athletic scholarships, equipment, and improvement to facilities that have been a great benefit to our students.

I am hardworking and dedicated to our community, and I look forward to utilizing my experiences in recreation and infrastructure to benefit our La Feria ISD students. My family and I, do humbly request your vote for La Feria ISD School Board Place 6.

Place 7 Candidates

Victor Gonzalez, Jr.

As a former City of La Feria elected official (commissioner-mayor) I humbly ask for your vote to serve as an LFISD school boad trustee. If elected I will work with the staff to better our district. I will be always be for your children!

Juan Briones

Hello, My name is Juan “Johnny” Briones and I am seeking re-election to Place 7 on the La Feria ISD Board of Trustees. I’m a proud 1995 graduate of La Feria High School. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from St. Mary’s University and graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 2001.

I have worked as a Physician Assistant at Sesame Family Clinic for 16 years. Since being elected to the board in 2008, I have demonstrated leadership as an officer and am the current Board President.

My mission is to guide La Feria ISD in providing high quality education and opportunities for ALL students to have lifelong success. During my tenure, La Feria ISD has succeeded academically, and in 2018 the district earned 22 total TEA distinctions, the most ever by the district.

Additionally, the district has operated on a balanced budget yearly while adding to fund balance and even decreasing the tax rate. Great things are happening at La Feria ISD, and I humbly ask for your vote to keep the district moving in the right direction.

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