Kronda Thimesch to Run for Lewisville ISD Trustee
Extensive community experience and Hebron parent leadership will transfer to district
LEWISVILLE, TEXAS – January 28, 2015 – Lewisville resident and Hebron High School / Killian Middle School parent Kronda Thimesch announced today that she has filed to run for the Place 1 Trustee position on the Lewisville Independent School District Board. The election will take place on May 9, 2015.
“As a parent, taxpayer and resident in Lewisville ISD for almost 25 years, I have been blessed with the opportunity to watch our school community develop. We are like no other district in the state because LISD is geographically large with unique growth patterns,” Thimesch stated. “I feel an obligation to take the next step in my service to our community, and would be honored to contribute my business and civic experience to the children and families of LISD.”
A graduate of Texas Tech University, Thimesch majored in landscape architecture, where she met her husband Jeff. In May 1989, they co-founded Green Meadows Landscaping, based in Lewisville, which today serves business and residential clients all over the Metroplex. They have four children: Justin and Kaytin graduated from Hebron High and now attend Oklahoma State University; Jacob is in 11th grade at Hebron High, and Karissa is in 7th grade at Killian Middle School.
Living in three different LISD feeder patterns and raising four children in LISD schools has given Thimesch a front-row seat to the district’s evolution. She has served on PTA at four different LISD campuses. “I know how hard our students, parents and educators are working to deliver on the promise of a high-quality education,” she said. “I would like to see a new group of stakeholders invest in our children: the corporations that are moving to North Texas to benefit from our business environment.”
Thimesch believes that LISD has extensive potential to engage with corporate and strategic partners in the 13 communities that are within the district. “We should be at the table every time a new company considers relocation to our area. These blue-chip corporate residents arrive, eager to be a good neighbor, and I believe Lewisville ISD ought to appear at the top of the very first partnership announcement,” Thimesch said.
Thimesch would like to see LISD trustees be on a first-name basis with all the elected officials that serve the district. “At every level of government, our regional partners make decisions that impact our kids, our schools and our taxes. I believe that we can improve our legislative and leadership relationships to make sure that the needs of LISD are always considered as part of policy decisions and plans.”
Kronda Thimesch also has broad business experience across the district, which will serve her well on the board of the largest employer in Denton County. “LISD is providing an educational product to families, but there are still deep business requirements behind the scenes. From operations, HR, facilities planning, management and finance, these are all core business needs that are best managed with experience,” Thimesch believes. “As someone who signs both the fronts and backs of paychecks, I feel that I can contribute to the LISD administration with an understanding of how to keep a large organization running smoothly and efficiently.”
Kronda Thimesch is an active member of Lewisville and Flower Mound Chambers of Commerce, and was part of the Hebron Business Alliance, serving as Education Co-Chair. She serves on the Hebron HS Building Leadership Team, providing business insight and community advisory to campus leadership. She is serving her third year as an appointed member of the Bond Oversight Committee for Lewisville ISD, helping supervise the district’s disbursement of the 2008 bond funds.
Thimesch has been a leader within the Hebron Hawks Football Booster Club for several years, serving as Special Events Chair, then President. In 2013, she was the driving force behind the inaugural Hebron Spring Game and Family Festival; this annual event brings together students of all ages from the Hebron feeder pattern to support the Hebron Hawks family. Thimesch has also served in Hebron HS Booster Clubs for volleyball, basketball, and soccer, and served as Castle Hills Elementary Environmental Chair.
“I am proud to also serve as a mentor for Rockbrook Elementary. I attend a monthly luncheon for a group of women in the LISD community, to connect with 5th grade girls at Rockbrook as role models and life leaders,” Thimesch explained. “Service to our community can happen in big and small ways, and I hope to be an example for anyone seeking ways to make an impact on others.”
The Thimesch family have been active members of Bent Tree Bible Fellowship for 18 years.
Scott Brown of Carrollton will serve as the treasurer for the campaign. As an experienced PTA parent leader at the local and state levels, Brown has expertise and counsel that will be invaluable to Thimesch during her race. Kronda Thimesch is launching a new campaign website this week which will feature supporters and endorsements from across the district, as well as voting information. The campaign can be also be found on Facebook and Twitter.