Meet the Candidates: Argyle ISD Board of Trustees Place 6 – Cross Timbers Gazette | Denton County South | mound of flowers

Residents of southern Denton County will head to the polls beginning later this month to decide a plethora of municipal and school contests.

The Gazette of the Crusader Woods asked each candidate in a contested local race to answer a brief questionnaire to help voters make an informed decision at the polls this spring.

At Argyle ISD, three-year terms for places 6 and 7 on the board will be on the ballot. Andrew Hering and Matthew Slaton are running for 6th place, and 7th place initially attracted three candidates – Natalie Long, Nicholas Reynolds and Joshua Westrom – but Long withdrew from the race. However, his name will still appear on the ballot, as his withdrawal came after the deadline.

Argyle ISD also called for a $268 bond election to fund several new schools and more as the district plans more growth. The link will appear as four proposals on the ballot.

Election day is Saturday, May 7, with early voting from April 25 to May 3. Click here for more information on voting in Denton County.

Argyle ISD Board of Directors Place 6

André Hering

André Hering, 31 years old

City/place of residence: Argyle

How long have you lived in Argyle ISD: 4 years

Occupation: Insurance and mortgage broker

Education: I have a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a master’s degree in educational administration.

Prior Service on Government/Community/Civic Boards: Nothing

What motivated you to apply for this position and why are you the best choice: Argyle ISD is in a very exciting time! We are a popular destination neighborhood for teachers and students. However, the landscape of Argyle is changing rapidly with the development of Harvest, Canyon Falls and The Ridge. The plans we adopt to address this growth will have a lasting impact on students and families for decades to come. With my wife Caroline and I having two young boys (Colton and Landon) in kindergarten and preschool, we are like many other families who will be here to experience these impacts. A candidate who is dedicated to serving children while also having a background in education and business would be a perfect fit for the needs of AISD today. I have a Masters in Educational Administration, taught and coached for 5 years and founded 2 successful businesses here locally. I am thrilled to serve this community that we all love and call home! Go Eagles!

Mission statement: It is critical for our district to have a bond package approved to reduce overcrowding in our elementary schools. We also need to complete a comprehensive growth study and plan for our middle and high schools. Finally, I will advocate for smart commercial development that benefits residents and helps to share the tax burden of AISDs.

Facebook page: Andrew Hering for Argyle ISD Place 6

Matthew Slaton

Matthew Slaton, 45 years old

City/place of residence: Argyle

How long have you lived in Argyle ISD: 14 years old

Occupation: CEO/Private Wealth Advisor at Slaton Capital Advisors Ltd. in Bartonville, TX

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration (Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management) from the University of North Texas (2000); Graduated from North West High School (1995).

Prior Service on Government/Community/Civic Boards: Coach and volunteer for Argyle Youth Sports Association and Denton Parks and Recreation (22 teams, 6 sports, 10 years). Volunteer for the Argyle Eagles Booster Club. Member and volunteer of PTA and PTO supporting school staff and campuses. Hilltop Elementary School and Argyle Middle School Campus Watch DOGS Program.

What motivated you to apply for this position and why are you the best choice: This is a unique time for Argyle ISD, and rapid growth is just one of the many challenges facing the district. I was motivated to apply for this position because I believe that my professional experience as a trustee advisor and local business owner, being a long-time resident and maintaining many friendships with families in all neighborhoods of the district would benefit Argyle ISD. To be clear, I’m not running for this position because of a single issue, nor do I have a specific schedule to geographic locations within the District. Tough decisions loom for the school district’s long-term initiatives, and I am prepared to make those decisions for the betterment of Argyle ISD. My goal, and my fiduciary responsibility, is to ensure that all students in this great school district receive the resources and opportunities necessary to succeed.

Mission statement: My mission is to work with all District stakeholders to establish, implement, and monitor long-term initiatives to provide every Argyle ISD student with the opportunities and resources necessary for continued excellence in their academic fields. , artistic, athletic and extracurricular. Activities.

Facebook page: Slaton and Westrom for the Argyle ISD School Board, places 6 and 7

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