School Board

The mission of the Hubbard Independent School District is to promote a positive climate for learning in which our students will develop the attitude and skills that will enable them to become productive, responsible, contributing participants in society. We want our students to have a sense of vision and the personal worth to possess a motivation to excel.

Board Meeting Agenda:


Board Members


Shawn Gillham

Mr. Gillham was born and raised in Odessa, where he graduated from Odessa High School (’86).  He attended Odessa Junior College for one year and transferred to Southwest Texas State in San Marcos to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy, where he met his future wife Dana (Cotten ) Gillham.  They got married and moved to Galveston as he pursued his degree in Physical Therapy at UT Medical Branch Galveston where he graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy in ‘91.  Upon graduation he and his wife moved to Midland.  They lived there for nearly 8 yrs as they began a family and then relocated to Hubbard in ‘99 for a job at the hospital in Mexia.  This is when Hubbard became their home and where their four children: Paytyn, Braydyn, Caydyn, and Jaydyn have only known as home, since Paytyn began kindergarten at Hubbard Elementary the year they moved here.  Dana, has taught at Hubbard ISD for 10 years and Mr. Gillham continues to work as a Physical Therapist in the Corsicana area.  He is very involved in the community of Hubbard in various capacities, serving as an Alderman on the Hubbard City Council for 7 years.  He also serves as a deacon at First Baptist Church and has worked with the youth group at the church for 10 years.  He is involved with the Tris Speaker Youth Club coaching children’s sports, as well as, serving on the board.  In his second year of service on the school board he feels truly blessed by having moved to Hubbard and established it as his home and foundation for his family.   When asked he said “I am honored to be able to serve and give back to the Hubbard community that has accepted me and my family.  It is the place my family calls home”. 

Paul Morris
Vice President

Mr. Morris, a graduate of Hubbard High School (’87), served military service in the Air Force from 88-92 as an Administrative Specialist, rank of Sergeant.  He attended Hill College upon return from the military a graduated with an Associate’s Degree in ’93 and continued his education at Texas A&M where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics in  ’96.  Mr. Morris has been named “Farmer of the Year” for this region for his work with JPM enterprises and local farmers. He married high school sweetheart Heather(Murphy)Morris (’89) in 1991 and they have five children; Gage, Hunter, Seth, Logan and Jenna all students in Hubbard ISD.  Mr. Morris became a board member in order to assist in providing the best educational opportunities for all of the students of Hubbard ISD.  He and Heather have taken to heart a quote often heard by her mother, Martha Lee Murphy, in that “anyone can have kids, but not everyone can have kids that people want to be around”.
Rob Cormier
Larry Hawthorne
Board Member

Mr. Hawthorne graduated from Hubbard High School in 1972 and was elected to the Board in May 1990, now serving his 22nd year. He attended Hill College and received is Associate Degree from Navarro College.  Mr. Hawthorne earned his Bachelor in Business Administration 1994 and Master's Degree in Organization Management in 1997 from Dallas Baptist University. Larry has been employed for ExxonMobil Pipeline for 38 years and is presently employed as a Pipeline Safety Advisor with an office in Corsicana and Houston. He is married to Evlyn Hawthorne who also attended Hubbard High School. They have two children--Larry Hawthorne Jr. and Richard Hawthorne, all graduates of Hubbard ISD with eight grandchildren, 5 of whom attend Hubbard ISD. Mr. Hawthorne is the President for the C M Blank Civic Club and President of the Ruth Field Civic Club. He is a member of the St. Paul AME church of Hubbard. He is a volunteer and serves on the Advisory Board for the Wheatley Recreation Center. He is a Trained Mediator and Trained Divorce Mediator from Baylor Law School in conjunction with McLennan College. He graduated from the TASB Leadership class as a Master Trustee in 2007. He states that his educational goals for students are to “Prepare every student to attain their personal goals in life and make a positive difference in whatever they do”. 
Charlie Pierce
Board Member

Mr. Pierce, a neighboring high school graduate (’82), is the owner/operator of Pierce Construction. He is married to Kathy (Felty) Pierce (HHS ’81) and they have four children; Brandon Pierce, Cody Henderson, Lauren Pierce, and Tyler Pierce. Mr. Pierce is a board member of the Tris Speaker Youth Club and recently elected as the state director of Texas Teenage Association of Baseball. His hobbies include fishing, as well as, supporting his kids in their endeavors. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Hubbard. 
Karen Ryman
Board Member

Mrs. Ryman graduated from Hubbard High School in 1991. She received a softball scholarship to Hill College where she played and attended for two years before transferring to Sam Houston State University to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology in 1996. Karen has a teachers certification in all level Kinesiology and Secondary Math. She was the head softball coach and Jr. High math teacher in Hubbard in 1997, (area champs). Karen married her high school sweetheart, James Ryman, (’88) in 1997 and accepted the head softball coaching job at Dulles High School in Sugar Land. Both Karen and James were teachers and coaches at various schools in Texas. Karen played women’s pro football for the WPFL’s Houston Energy from 2000 to 2002 where she started as strong safety and won three Super Bowls. In 2003 she gave birth to Michael James (M.J.) and in 2006 to Jesse Merle. Karen and James moved back to Hubbard in 2008 after James finished medical school. Karen is currently a stay at home mom that is very involved with her boys’ various activities. She is the Vice President of the Hubbard Elementary PTO, a board member of The Tris Speaker Youth Club, and coaches youth baseball, basketball and football. The Rymans are members of the First Baptist Church of Hubbard where James serves as a deacon, RA director, and Sunday school teacher and Karen is a member of the WMU, the Bible Drill director, and the Bible School director. As a board member, she is honored to serve and is committed to continue to make Hubbard ISD successful.
Mark Kaluza
Board Member

Mark Kaluza is a 2003 graduate of West High School. He graduated from Texas State Technical College in 2005 with a degree in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology. Mr. Kaluza is currently employed with Waco Independent School District as an HVAC/EMS Technician. He also owns and operates his own air conditioning and heating business, Kaluza HVAC Services. He is married to Elizabeth (Miles) Kaluza and they have two daughters, Anslea and Ashlyn. Mr. Kaluza is also involved with the Tris Speaker Youth Club, serving as a board member and coaching girls T-Ball. Mr. Kaluza and his family are members of the First Baptist Church of Hubbard. He feels very honored to be a part of Hubbard ISD’s School Board and wants to ensure that students have the foundation that they need to succeed in the future.