Meet your 2022-2023 SFISD Board of Trustees

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    Matt Crable

    SFISD Board Trustee

    Position 1

    As a SFISD graduate and lifelong resident of Santa Fe, Mr. Crable is thrilled to be serving his community on the Board of Trustees for Santa Fe ISD. After high school, he attended Texas Tech University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management as well as a Master of Business Administration in Management.

    While in college he met his lovely wife, Jessie. He has been married for 16 years and has three boys in the district. Matt has been employed by Texas First Bank for the last 16 years and currently holds the position of Regional Loan President and SBA Lending Department Manager.  

    “My desire to give back to a community that has given so much to me is what led me to seek a seat on the board. I firmly believe a quality school district is the foundation for building a strong and successful community. I look forward to being a part of making SFISD a top-notch public-school district, and I am honored to be serving the parents, teachers, and most importantly, the students in Santa Fe.”

     


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    Patrick Kelly

    SFISD Board Trustee

    Position 2

    As a longtime resident of Santa Fe, Mr. Kelly is grateful to have been elected to serve his community as a Santa Fe ISD Board Trustee.

    Patrick and his wife, Allison, have been married for 15 years. Their oldest sons, Kalan and Layton graduated from Santa Fe ISD and his youngest son and daughter both attend Santa Fe ISD. Braden attends Santa Fe Junior High and their daughter, Taylor, attends Barnett Elementary. Patrick is employed by Piling Inc. as a Tugboat Captain.

    “I chose to pursue a second term as trustee because our students in this district are bright and deserve the best, and we have some of the brightest employees that continue to provide them a quality education.” 

     


    Davenport Eric Davenport

    SFISD Board Vice President

    Position 3

    As a SFISD graduate and lifelong resident of Santa Fe, Mr. Davenport is honored to have been selected to serve his community as a Santa Fe ISD Board Trustee. After high school he attended Southwest Texas State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. He went on to earn a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Houston Clear Lake.

    Eric and his wife, Jenny, have been married for 15 years. Their son, Cooper, attends Santa Fe Junior High and their daughter, Harper, attends Barnett Elementary. Eric is employed by Amoco Federal Credit Union and currently holds the position of Vice President of Finance.

    “I chose to pursue being a trustee because I wanted to give back to SFISD. SFISD has done so much for me, my education, and my family, that I felt like volunteering would be a way to repay my gratitude and respect for the district, staff, students, and community.”

     


    Hertenberger Clay Hertenberger

    SFISD Board Trustee

    Position 4

    Mr. Hertenberger is a 51-year resident of Santa Fe. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Melanie for 25 years, and they are proud SFHS alumni. Melanie has been a 2nd grade teacher at Roy J. Wollam Elementary for 15 years. They have two sons at TAMU, and one currently in SFHS that will be attending TAMU in the fall.

    Mr. Hertenberger employs over 100 employees as the owner of IPC Industries in Santa Fe and has been in business for 17 years.  Clay is a former member of the Campus Instructional Improvement Committee, and SF Little League Board, where he served as SF Little League President.

    “I will use my perspective as a graduate, faculty member, spouse, and involved dad to bring about positive changes to set us apart from other districts in the areas of academics and fiscal responsibility. I will also pursue whatever means necessary to ensure safe environments conducive to a learning atmosphere.”

     


    Grassmuck James Grassmuck

    SFISD Board Secretary

    Position 5

    As a SFISD graduate of the class of 1994, Mr. Grassmuck has been a lifelong resident of Santa Fe, as have at least 5 generations of his family. He has worked in telecommunications, mainly working with high capacity data delivery to major corporations and government facilities, for 22 years.

    He has been married to his wife, Melissa, for 23 years. She is a Santa Fe graduate of the class of 1993. His son, Kyle, will graduate this year from Santa Fe High School and his daughter, Shelby, will be a class of 2024 graduate.

    As many of you know, he has a tremendous amount of pride in being a Santa Fe Indian. “This is our home, this is our community, and this is the place we love. This is also why it is an honor to have served since 2018 as a Board Trustee in the only place I’ve ever called home.  Once an Indian, Always an Indian! My phone is always on if you need me.”

     


    Norman Rusty Norman

    SFISD Board President

    Position 6

    J.R. “Rusty” Norman grew up in LaMarque and graduated from LaMarque High School in 1974. He worked for Marathon, formerly Amoco then BP, for 40 years and retired in 2017. He is on the Board of Directors for Amoco Federal Credit Union and is very active in the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo and the Santa Fe Fire Department.

    Mr. Norman moved to Santa Fe in 1987. His wife, Christie, retired from Santa Fe ISD and both of his children, David and Lauren, graduated from Santa Fe HS. Rusty and his wife have three grandchildren. His oldest grandchildren attend Santa Fe Junior High and Kubacak Elementary.

    Rusty was elected to the SFISD Board of Trustees in 2007 and currently serves as President. “Service on the Board is one of the many opportunities I undertake in an effort to give back to the community and especially focus on children, which are our future.”

     


    Lambert Angie Lambert

    SFISD Board Trustee

    Position 7

    Angie Lambert is a member of the Santa Fe Class of ’98, and a proud single parent of two hard working daughters, who are also products of our school district; Kassidy Moffett who is a current SFHS Freshman, and Kelsea Moffett (Class of 2017) who is a senior at Texas State University.

    The last 15 years of her career have been spent in the aerospace and oil and gas industries. She is now the Operations Manager for a company corporately located in our community where she resides as a 3rd generation resident.

    “I pursued the opportunity to become a trustee because I wanted to contribute directly to the efforts of building the type of school district that is sought out by parents looking for a safe and academically successful learning environment for their children.”