School Board Members


School Board Members

School Board Election Information
Including Applications and Policies


President
Charles Saverline
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Term Started: May 1999
Term Ends: Nov. 2020
 
Charles Saverline
          

Mr. Saverline has served on the Board since 1999 and is currently serving as President.  He is married to Peggy Saverline.  They have had four children graduate from Ricardo ISD.  Mr. Saverline is a mechanic at Celanese and is very active in the Ricardo community.  He has served as Fire Chief of the Ricardo Volunteer Fire Department for 10 of his 14 years of service.  Mr. Saverline is serving as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Kleberg/Kenedy County Jr. Livestock Show Association.  In addition, he has served as Swine Division Superintendent for 8 years in this association.  He feels serving on the Ricardo ISD Board is an extension of his desire to serve the community.  His mother, Patty Saverline, served as board member in the late 80’s and early 90’s.  Mr. Saverline is enrolled in the TASB ISD program.

                                                        
Vice President
Robert Zavala
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Term Started: May 1999
Term Ends: Nov. 2020
 
zavala

Mr. Zavala has served on the Board since 1999. He is a graduate of Ricardo Middle School and Kingsville High School. He is married to Diana G. Zavala. They have three children who have graduated from Ricardo Middle School. Mr. Zavala is a Manufacturing Systems Coordinator at Celanese, and has previously served as a board member of the Chemcel Club. He has served as president of the Ricardo PTO Board and continues to volunteer at its annual funfest fundraiser. Mr. Zavala has been involved with the “Relay for Life”, a main fund raiser for the American Cancer Society since 2000, and currently serves as Chairman for the Kingsville Committee.

Secretary
Carol Cannon
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Term Started: July 2021 
Term Ends: Nov. 2022
CAROL CANNON

Carol Cannon is married to Lindell Cannon and has two grown children who are graduates of Ricardo ISD.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Science from Texas A&M University Kingsville in 2000.  She has served the Ricardo Community in various ways since 1983.  She previously served on the Ricardo ISD School Board from 1997-2006 as well as serving on Ricardo PTO for eleven years.  She began her teaching career at Memorial Middle School teaching 7th grade science for 7 years.  She spent the last 12 years of her career teaching and coaching at Ricardo Middle School where she taught 6th and 7th grade science until her retirement in 2019.  Mrs. Cannon also previously served as a Kleberg-Kenedy County 4-H leader for eleven years.  She believes you have to invest in your community to help it grow and where better to start than with education.  Teaching was a blessing for her and she knows first-hand that the teachers, staff and parents of Ricardo ISD want nothing but the best for our students because their success is everyone’s success.  Mrs. Cannon looks forward for the opportunity to serve her community and work with an amazing team to continue to promote growth and excellence in Ricardo ISD.   
Member
Brenda Lukefahr
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Term Started: May 1996
Term Ends: Nov. 2020

 Brenda Lukefahr
 

Mrs. Lukefahr has served on the board since 1996.  She received a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  She has teaching experience and previously worked in the Environmental Engineering Department at Texas A & M University-Kingsville.  Mrs. Lukefahr and her husband, Steven, have a daughter and son who have graduated from Ricardo Middle School.  Mrs. Lukefahr is also active in the Our Lady of Consolation Church Women’s Club, the University Women’s Club and the Kingsville Women’s Club.

 

Member
Patricia Lerma
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Term Started: Nov. 2016
Term Ends: Nov. 2020

 Patricia Lerma
Patricia Lerma was elected to serve on the Ricardo ISD Board of Trustees in November of 2016.  She is married to Orlando Lerma and has three children, two of which are students at Ricardo schools.  Mrs. Lerma works in the Ricardo community as an insurance agent at Texas Farm Bureau.  Mrs. Lerma was born and raised in Kingsville and has a Bachelor’s Degree with a Major in Early Childhood from TAMUK. 
Mrs. Lerma is honored for the opportunity to contribute to the education of our children and her commitment to serving the Ricardo District and community is of top priority.

 Member
Mario Mendietta
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Term Started: Nov. 2014
Term Ends: Nov. 2022

Mario

Mario A. Mendietta is a newly elected member of the Ricardo ISD school board as of November 2014.  He is married to Georgina Mendietta, a graduate of Ricardo Middle School.  They have two children, George and Sarah, products of Ricardo ISD and its educational successes.  Mario and his family have been residents of Ricardo for 14 years.  He has worked for 30+ years with various corporations managing the maintenance departments and employees of convenience stores with multi-figure budgets.  Mr. Mendietta is currently working for Hart Restaurant Management as a maintenance provider and business consultant.  He firmly believes that a child’s educational success begins with a strong foundation in the primary learning years and continues to build on that foundation as the child progresses through the educational school system.  With the help of a strong, supportive, and most importantly actively involved school board, Ricardo ISD will continue to provide the strong foundation to produce quality education for the residents of Ricardo now and in the future. 

  Member
Angela Bull
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Term Started: July 2021
Term Ends: Nov. 2022
ANGELA BULL
Mrs. Angela Bull was appointed to the Board in July of 2021.  She is a native of Ricardo and a graduate of Riviera Kaufer High School.  Mrs. Bull has a degree in Agricultural Development from Texas A & M University, College Station.  Angela is married to Bren Bull and has two children, Grant Garza and Grace Bull.  She is co-owner and chief financial officer of Solution Integrated Chemicals.  Mrs. Bull and her husband raise cattle and horses.  She is very active in the county 4-H program and serves as the adult leader of the Wild Horse Desert Club.

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