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New MISD Board Members Sworn In After May Elections

Press Release|
Shane Mauldin|
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Collin County Judge Paul Raleeh administers the oath of office to McKinney ISD Board of Trustees members Philip Hassler (Place 2) and Larry Jagours (Place 1). Hassler and Jagours were elected on May 1.

Collin County Judge Paul Raleeh administers the oath of office to McKinney ISD Board of Trustees members Philip Hassler (Place 2) and Larry Jagours (Place 1). Hassler and Jagours were elected on May 1.

McKinney, Texas – A returning board member and two new board members were sworn in Tuesday night at the May meeting of the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees held at the MISD Community Event Center. The swearing in follows the elections held on May 1 that saw four MISD Board seats up for re-election.

Board newcomers Larry Jagours (Place 1), Chad Green (Place 3) and Harvey Oaxaca (Place 7—At-Large) and returning board member Philip Hassler (Place 2) each won their respective races during the May election. Hassler was initially appointed to the board in February 2020 after Kenneth Ussery vacated his seat due to a change in residence that took him outside of the Place 2 boundary.

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Collin County Judge John Clayton administers the oath of office to McKinney ISD Board member Chad Green (Place 3). Green was elected to the board on May 1.

After wrapping up business on several agenda items at Tuesday night’s meeting, the board took a short break. Outgoing board members Maria McKinzie, Kathi Livezey and Curtis Rippee, graciously stepped aside, bidding farewell to the board after a combined 38 years of service.

When the meeting got underway again, Collin County Judge John Payton administered the oath of office to Chad Green, while Collin County Judge Paul Raleeh presided over the swearing-in of Jagours and Hassler as they stood before him with their right hands raised. Oaxaca was unable to attend due to a prior obligation and will be sworn-in at the June board meeting. With the formalities completed, Hassler returned to his Place 2 seat as Jagours and Green took their seats at Place 1 and Place 3, and the meeting continued with the final agenda items.

Meet your recently-elected McKinney ISD Board Members:

Larry Jagours—Place 1
head shotLarry Jagours considers himself a true McKinneyite. He was born and raised here, and he is certainly no stranger to MISD. He attended the former E.S. Doty School and earned his high school diploma from McKinney High School when it was located at what is now Faubion Middle School.

During a career in education that has spanned 29 years, Jagours served special needs populations for 13 years in Lewisville ISD before returning to his hometown where he served at Dowell Middle School, McKinney Boyd High School and as a substitute teacher across MISD for 16 years.

A retired minister in the Methodist Church, Jagours now finds another way to serve the McKinney ISD community. “It is an extreme honor and privilege to be elected to the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees,” said Jagours, “to further the vision of academic excellence with all members in making McKinney ISD the premier school district in Collin County, if not within the State of Texas.”

Jagours completed a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Texas College in Tyler, graduate studies in Special Education at Texas A&M–Commerce and graduate studies in theology at Dallas Baptist University.

He and his wife Linda have been married for 54 years and have three children and one grandchild.

Philip Hassler—Place 2
head shot of HasslerPhilip Hassler and his family have called McKinney home since 2016, and he has been the owner–operator of Chick-fil-A CityLine in Richardson since 2017. Prior to that, he was owner-operator of a Chick-fil-A location in Arlington for four years and served as an underwriting manager at Regions Bank in Birmingham, Alabama from 2008–2013. He spent his early career in the home building industry, serving as a construction project manager and then later as president of his own company, Hassler Homes L.L.C.

His two children currently attend Walker Elementary and McKinney High School, respectively, and Hassler has been an active Walker volunteer. He taught a four-week Junior Achievement curriculum at Walker, served as a chaperone for the school’s three day camp at Allaso Ranch, and his Chick-fil-A CityLine location was honored as the Walker Elementary Business Partner in 2017–2018 for its ongoing support of the school.

“I am honored and excited to serve on the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees,” said Hassler. “When looking for a place to raise our family, my wife and I specifically chose the city of McKinney for its excellent schools. I look forward to working with other Board members in serving the students, teachers, staff and administrators of McKinney ISD.”

Hassler holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Baylor University and a Juris Doctor from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Chad Green—Place 3
head shot of GreenChad Green is a proud native Texan who graduated from Texas A&M University, class of 2000, and has resided in McKinney for more than eight years.

His stepson Noah is a proud graduate of McKinney High School, and his daughter attends Imagine Academy in McKinney where her mother Amy teaches.

Chad has been involved in education for over twenty years in business development for CTB: McGraw-Hill, NWEA and The Princeton Review. He has led and created several education services used in more than fifteen states.

Green has also served on several STEM Advisory Boards for districts across the state including Cedar Hill ISD, DeSoto ISD and Richardson ISD. His latest venture is Five Star Innovation, which he co-founded. The organization partners with area school districts and the military to bring powerful STEM competitions across the state. Five Star Innovation has impacted more than 40,000 students and positions students for scholarships at every event.

“I am looking forward to serving McKinney and all of our kids,” said Green. “The next few years will go by fast, and we have a lot of work to do to become the highest rated district in Collin County.”

Harvey Oaxaca—Place 7 (At-Large)
head shot of Harvey OaxacaFrancisco Javier “Harvey” Oaxaca is another familiar face in McKinney ISD. He has spent the past 23 years of a 40 year career in education serving as a campus and Central Office administrator for the district.

Throughout his career, Oaxaca has been—and remains—passionate about serving the community. Over the years, he has served on several boards and commissions and is a 2013 graduate of Leadership McKinney. Currently, he is a member of the McKinney Police Department Chief’s Citizens Advisory Committee and a board member of both the Medical City of McKinney Hospital Board and Baptist Immigration Services. He is also the Chairman of the North Texas Job Corp Citizens Liaison Committee.

Oaxaca feels strongly that education is the key to better opportunities for all, particularly in a diverse community such as McKinney. He now brings his extensive experience and his heart to serve others to the MISD Board of Trustees.

“It is an honor and a special privilege to represent the students, staff and community on the MISD Board,” said Oaxaca. “Their faith, trust and support gave me this historic opportunity, and that support motivates me to work hard every day for the stakeholders of the district. I will not betray this trust. I feel strongly that my educational administration experience will help me bring a unique insight and input to the board that will help all seven of us work collaboratively to focus on what is best for our students—today, tomorrow and in the future!”

Oaxaca and his wife Rebecca have been married for 32 years. They have two adult children: Harvey Jr., who lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Richard, who lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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