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January is School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month and Dripping Springs ISD is joining other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools. The theme of this year’s recognition month is “Planting Seeds of Success.”


Dripping Springs ISD Board members have served an average of 5.1 years. They are:


Name (Office), Joined Board, Profession

Carrie Kroll (president), May 2012, Advocacy and Health Policy Director

Barbara Stroud (vice president), May 2008, Attorney/Mediator

Ron Jones (secretary), May 2014, Consultant

Marisa Grijalva, August 2018, Educator

Dr. Mary Jane Hetrick, May 2015, Adjunct Professor

Shannon O’Connor, May 2015, Accountant

Jon Thompson, May 2013, Consultant


“Dripping Springs ISD trustees are deeply committed to the district’s vision and mission, and to making decisions that have the most positive impact on students,” said Superintendent Bruce Gearing. “They are outstanding representatives of our community, and invest a great deal of time and effort into understanding issues in public education and providing leadership for our district.”