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School Board Recognition Month: Trustee David Lear

Trustee David Lear January 12, 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.


Three Questions with Trustee David Lear

Where did you grow up/graduate from high school?
I grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and graduated from Clark High School.

Who was your favorite teacher growing up and why?
Mrs. McCarthy for AP Calculus. It was probably one of the toughest courses I remember taking in high school. This was back when the teacher had an overhead projector and a sheet of reel-to-reel plastic film that she would use to show examples then crank the reel forward for a clean workspace. No telling how many miles of film she went through each day only to have to go through the whole roll to clean it off for the next day. She was always available before and after school if you were stuck – and her passion for her students and their success was always evident.

What is one of your favorite moments from being on the school board?
There are many. Whether attending student performances, athletic events and graduations, or having elementary school students demonstrate how they programmed robots and the choir perform at School Board meetings, it is always fulfilling to see our students be successful and find their passions. One of my favorite moments is more recent - it was simply the first day of school this year. I remember there being so much build-up and uncertainty about how things would go, but the excitement and joy from the teachers and students at being back in the building was inspirational. I am so thankful for the extraordinary efforts put in by our teachers, staff and administrators over the summer that made that possible.