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Board Profiles


Steven JonesSteven Jones
President, IISD Board of Trustees
District 1 at Large
Term Ends 2014


Steven Jones spent 12 years as a student in the Irving Independent School District, attending Brandenburg Elementary, Travis Junior High and MacArthur High School.

Jones earned his BBA from Baylor University and his DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry. He is the Founding Producer of the nationally recognized and critically acclaimed Lyric Stage

Dr. Jones was chosen by the Texas Association of School Boards to represent the 32nd Congressional District at the National School Boards Association's Federal Relations Network in Washington, DC, and is a member of the 10th class of the Texas Institute for School Boards.

He has taught children's Sunday school since 1994, and was nominated by The Dallas Morning News for their 2009 Texan of the Year..

Larry Stipes
Vice-President, IISD Board of Trustees
District 3

Term Ends 2015


Mr. Stipes was elected to Irving ISD Board of Trustees in May of 2012 after living in the city of Irving for 57 years.  Mr. Stipes is a 1970 graduate of Irving High School, whose children attended Irving Schools and he currently has two grandchildren attending schools in the district.

Mr. Stipes has a tremendous amount of experience within Irving ISD. He has served as PTA President and as Director of both the Booster and Band Booster clubs. Mr. Stipes has also served as the Chairman of the Irving Bond Task Force of Parks and Open Space Committee, and served on the Irving Parks and Recreation Board for 11 years and as Chairman for four years. He was also named as an outstanding graduate by the Irving Independent School District Board of Trustees. The Stipes name is no stranger to the Irving ISD Board of Trustees as his father served on the board for 15 years and brother Randy for nine.

Randy Randle
Secretary, IISD Board of Trustees
District 7 at large
Term Ends 2016


Randy Randle is a lifelong resident of Irving. He attended Otis Brown Elementary School, Bowie Junior High School and graduated from Nimitz High School.  Randy attended The University of Texas at Arlington and received a Business Administration degree in accounting.

Mr. Randle has been married to Lynda for 16 years and has two sons who attended Irving Schools.  Randy has long been serving in leadership roles in both our schools and our community.  He has served as PTA fundraising chairman, Band Booster president and chairman of baseball concessions for the Booster Club.  Randy has served on two campus improvement committees and the District Improvement Committee.

Randy served on the Irving City Council for six years and was chairman of the finance committee. He also served as chairman of the City of Irving Bond Task Force.

Randy has attended the same church for 56 years and serves as a trustee, as well as chairman of the building committee.  Randy works in the family business, which has been in Irving for 50 years.

Valerie JonesValerie Jones
IISD Board of Trustees
District 4
Term Ends 2015


Mrs. Valerie Jones and her husband Kerry are both MacArthur High School graduates. They were married in 1983 and celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary in November 2008. They have four children: Lesley, Lacey, Austin and Justin. Their oldest child Lesley is a 2006 MacArthur graduate; Lacey graduated from MacArthur in 2008; and Austin graduated in 2011.

Mrs. Jones was elected to the IISD Board of Trustees in May 2006, was elected as Vice President in May 2009, and most recently served as Board of Trustees President during the 2010-2011 school year. She serves on the following Board Standing Committees: policy review committee and curriculum, instruction & student committee.

Her background with the school district includes having been an active volunteer for Irving ISD and serving on PTA boards at the three schools attended by her children – Lee Elementary School, Travis Middle School, and MacArthur High School – having been secretary and president for Lee PTA and Travis PTA, respectively.

Mrs. Jones is a former member of the board of the IISD Council of PTAs, and formerly served as treasurer for the MacArthur Choir Booster Club. She has served on the District Excellence Now Committee and the District Parent Advisory Committee, and has served as secretary of the Irving Schools Foundation Board of Directors and remains a board member.

Lee Mosty
IISD Board of Trustees
District 5
Term Ends 2016


Lee Mosty has lived in Irving for 40 years. Lee and his wife Donna are the parents of four children who graduated from Irving schools. Mr. Mosty received his B.S. in elementary education, certification in special education K-12 and his master’s degree in mid-management administration from North Texas University.

Mr. Mosty spent 34 years teaching in Irving’s Elliott Elementary School and Lamar Middle School. He has always been active in leadership roles in the schools, his church and the community. His most honored awards are the PTA Life Memberships in National, State and Extended Life. In addition to teaching, Mr. Mosty’s experiences with the schools range from driving the bus for Dallas County Schools, working athletic events, mentoring first-year teachers and substituting in almost all of the Irving schools.

He currently serves on the district finance committee for the Board of Trustees. He is excited to work with the current board and is looking forward to serving the outstanding city of Irving and the district’s high-performing schools.

Gail Conder WellsGail Conder Wells
IISD Board of Trustees
District 2
Term Ends 2014


Gail Conder Wells was born in Dallas, but her family moved to Irving when she was one year old. She attended Barton Elementary School for first and second grades, then Brown Elementary School for third through sixth grades. She then attended Bowie Middle School and is a graduate of Irving High School.

Mrs. Wells earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from University of Texas at Arlington and is currently a certified public accountant in Texas.

Mrs. Wells is the mother of three former Irving ISD students. Active in the community, she is a long-time member of her church where she currently serves on the finance committee.

She serves on the following Board Standing Committees: finance committee and human resources committee.

Randy NecessaryRandy Necessary
IISD Board of Trustees
District 6

The Board of Trustees appointed Randy Necessary to the open District 6 school board seat at the board meeting on December 16th.

Necessary is a 60-year resident of Irving and class of 1968 graduate from Irving High School.  His wife Patti and two daughters also graduated from Irving ISD schools.

Randy has served on the campus improvement committee at Irving High School as well as being a member of the athletic committee and band boosters.  He has also served as vice chairman of the Board of Adjustments and Appeals for the City of Irving.

The District 6 seat became vacant after a board member resigned in August.  Necessary is serving the remainder of this year, which is the first of a three-year term.  The District 6 seat will be up for election on the May 2014 ballot.