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.
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”.
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”.
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”.