New Boston ISD School Board - Seated L-R: Dr. Rose Mary Neshyba, Superintendent, Paula Turner, President, Denise Coffman, Member and Paula Williams, Secretary. Standing L-R: Kyle Erwin, Assistant Secretary, Lynn Davis, Member, Robert Carr, Vice President, and Jason Reid, Member.
BOARD MEMBER PROFILES
Paula Turner, President - Paula worked at New Boston ISD for 28 years - 2 years as a High School math teacher and 26 years as a High School Academic Counselor. She had previously served 5 years as a Middle School Math teacher at Lewisville ISD. She currently works part-time for Texarkana College at the TC@TexAmericas site at Red River Army Depot. Paula belongs to the Texas Retired Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, and is an alumnus of Chi Omega Sorority. She is a member of Tapp Memorial United Methodist Church, teaches Sunday School there and shares the duties of computer technology for church services. She also serves on the Public Library Board for the City of New Boston. Paula is married to David Turner, a Real Estate Appraiser, and has two children - Joshua Turner, Defensive Coordinator and Head Baseball Coach for Brownsboro ISD and married to Haley Hardage Turner, and Jonathan, who currently attends Texas Christian University.
Robert Carr, Vice President - Rob Carr has served on the Board since May 2013. He's been a resident of New Boston for the past 27 years and is married to Angela Shelton Carr. Together, they have 3 children, Jason, Amanda and Janson, all graduates of NBISD. He retired from Cooper Tire after 22 years. Rob has served as President of the New Boston Youth Soccer Board and Athletic Booster Club. He currently coaches youth baseball, basketball, and soccer.
Paula Williams, Secretary - Paula has served on the New Boston School Board since 2009, and recently served as Assistant Secretary. She is a 1981 graduate of New Boston High School. Paula earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University in 1986. She has been employed with Bowie County since 1989. Paula has two sons, Derrod and Antowine Williams, who are also graduates of New Boston High School.
Kyle Erwin, Assistant Secretary - Kyle was born and raised in southwest Arkansas and attended Mineral Springs schools. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arkansas in 1994. Kyle has been self-employed as the owner/agent of Kyle Erwin Insurance in Hooks since 2001. He has been a resident of New Boston’s school district since 1998. His wife is Robin (Hegler) Erwin, New Boston 1986, and he has two daughters - Mallory Ozymy, New Boston 2013, and Macey Erwin currently attends Oakview Primary School. He has served on the board for New Boston Youth Sports Association for seven years as treasurer and volunteered as a coach for eleven years. Kyle’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, genealogical research, college football, and coaching local youth sports. He was elected as a trustee in May of 2014.
Denise Coffman, Member - Denise has served on the New Boston School Board since being elected in May 2004. Her service on the Board began after retiring with 30 years in the public school system, 21 of those years at NBISD. She currently owns and operates the McKay Music Company in Sulphur Springs and Garland. She helped administer and maintain the Bowie County Schools self-funded health insurance coop for 11 years, served on the Board of the New Boston Youth Sports Association and as Treasurer for the New Boston Band Boosters. She is a member and Past President of Western Bowie County Retired Teachers, a member of Tapp Memorial United Methodist Church and served as Youth Coordinator there. She is married to James Coffman, a former Band Director and Administrator with NBISD. They have three children - Adam, Ashley and Andy, all NBISD graduates.
Lynn Davis, Member - Lynn has been on the New Boston School Board for a combined 9 yearand most recently served as Board President. He graduated from NBISD in 1990 and from Texas Christian University in 1994 with a degree in Speech Communication. He also obtained his teaching certification while attending TCU. He is currently employed by GE as the National Account Manager for the Wireless market dealing with companies like AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and others. He also serves as Broker for Century 21 Davis Realty in New Boston. Lynn is married to Denise O'Rear Davis, New Boston 1993, and they have three children - Trip, Chloe and Addison, all who attend NBISD.
Jason Reid, Member - Jason has served on the board since he was elected in May of 2014. He is a 1996 graduate of New Boston High School and has lived in the community almost his entire life. He has volunteered as a coach for the New Boston Youth Sports Association for the last 7 years. For the last 10 years he has owned Reid Insurance Agency in Texarkana. He has 2 boys, Tyler who is 16 and Gage who is 11, who are both enrolled in NBISD. He is engaged to Misty Raulston, also from New Boston.