School Board Recognition Month: Trustee Jessica Brown
January 6, 2021
January is School Board Recognition Month, and we are excited to recognize our Aledo ISD Trustees throughout the month!
School board members are the largest group of elected officials in the state, numbering more than 7,000 statewide. Take a moment to say thank you for the work school board members are doing on behalf of your students and community.
3 Questions with Jessica Brown, Trustee
Where did you grow up and graduate from high School?
I grew up in Edinburg, Texas (about 500 miles south of Aledo), and was in the second graduating class from Edinburg North HS.
Who was your favorite teacher growing up and why?
My favorite teacher was Miss Cardiel. I ended up having her for three classes (geometry, physics and calculus) in high school, and she put in a lot of extra effort to make sure her students were successful, whether that meant students coming to her room before school, at lunch or after school. She was passionate about the subjects she taught, which were some of the more difficult ones, and they ended up being my favorite classes.
What is one of your favorite moments from being on the school board?
I have made a lot of great memories over the last three years (especially the student presentations), but one that sticks out to me was a small graduation ceremony that I attended a few weeks after I took office with my son in the board room for one of our special education students who had been an Aledo student her whole life. Several of her teachers and her bus driver over the years attended, and there was not a dry eye in the room. One of my grandmothers was a special education teacher for many years, and watching our staff and their reactions gave me a little insight into her world during the years she taught and the bond she formed with her students. We have wonderful staff in Aledo who go above and beyond to see our students succeed.