Longview ISD News: Satterwhite wraps up 12 years, Camp takes seat on board | News
From Longview ISD:
Sam Satterwhite likens his service on the Longview ISD Board of Trustees to starting in first grade and going through high school –with many “thanks” along the way.
After a dozen years on the board, including several as its president, Satterwhite on Monday stepped down from the dais and sat with the small audience in the district’s board room. Mark Camp, a local dentist, took the empty seat to begin his first three-year term.
Camp ran unopposed for the seat after Satterwhite opted to not run for re-election.
“A lot of people say this is a thankless job,” Satterwhite said in his parting speech. “When we just approved 239 transfers into Longview ISD –many of them from neighboring districts- that’s a lot of thanks.”
Occasionally through tears, he also pointed to the district’s International Baccalaureate program; thousands of dual credit hours earned annually by Longview High School students; trustees’ monthly participation in LEAD Academy High School’s graduation ceremonies; and the recently completed $267 million reconstruction or remodeling of every district campus.
“We rebuilt this district from one end to the other,” Satterwhite said. “We’re all getting a lot of thanks.”
Before he took a seat facing his former colleagues, Satterwhite challenged the board to stay its course and continue the effort to make Longview ISD the envy of school districts across the state.
2012-13 Longview ISD Board of Trustees
Ted Beard, president
Dr. Chris Mack, vice president
Jud Murray, secretary
Dr. Mark Camp, assistant secretary
Dr. Troy Simmons