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Lufkin ISD School Board Members
 
Keven M. Ellis, DC
President

Dr. Keven Ellis was elected to the Lufkin ISD School Board of Trustees in May 2012.  He attended Western Washington University and continued his education at Texas Chiropractic College, graduating cum laude in 1995.  Since graduating Chiropractic College, he practiced in a multi-disciplinary practice in Houston and relocated to Lufkin in 1998, when he opened Ellis Chiropractic and then East Texas Drug Testing.  He has served on several local boards, including the Lufkin Host Lions Club, where he served as president for 2012-13, member of the Lufkin ISD Tri-Ethnic Board, President of Angelina County Benefit Rodeo, Chairman of Small Business Council for Angelina County Chamber of Commerce, President of the Z&OO Railroad, Chairman of Eastview United Pentecostal Church’s building committee, Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 136 , as well as a member of both the Texas Chiropractic Association and American Chiropractic Association.  Dr. Ellis is very active within his church, Eastview UPC, as well as with his family, having coached his boys in baseball and basketball.  Dr. Ellis and his wife, Shelli Cox Ellis (a 1989 LHS graduate), have three children twins Kati & Jacob who are attending Texas A&M and son, John who is attending Lufkin High School.


Scott Skelton
Vice President

Scott Skelton was elected to the Lufkin ISD Board of Trustees in 2012.  Skelton is a 1985 graduate of Denison (Texas) High School, a 1989 Graduate of Abilene Christian University, and a 1992 graduate of Baylor University School of Law.  Skelton is a partner in the Skelton Slusher Barnhill Watkins Wells PLLC where he has practiced law for 20 years and is an owner in Community Title Company.  Skelton presently serves as Chair of the Government Committee for both the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce and the Lufkin/Angelina County Economic Development Partnership.  He also serves on the United Way Board for Lufkin and Angelina County and as the Chairman of the First Friday Lunch for the Lufkin /Angelina County Chamber of Commerce where he is in charge of obtaining the monthly speakers.   Skelton coached soccer for many years at the recreational and club levels.  He also serves as deacon in his church.   Skelton is married to Sheila Todd Skelton, who is Director of the HOST lab at Brandon Elementary. Scott and Sheila have two daughters, Lauren, who is attending Abilene Christian Universtiy, and Allison, who attends Lufkin High School. Both girls have attended LISD schools since kindergarten.

Allyson Langston
Secretary

Allyson Treadway Langston was elected to the Lufkin ISD Board of Trustees in
2013. A mother of three children, ages 5, 11, and 15, Allyson and her family have lived in 
Lufkin for 20 years. The daughter of native Texans, Allyson graduated from Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Illinois, in 1990. She graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education in 1994. In 1997, she earned her Master of Arts in English at Stephen F. Austin State University. In 2000, she completed a Master of Education in Educational Leadership at Stephen F. Austin State University. Her career in education includes teaching students in grades 5th through 12th, as well as teaching English at Stephen F. Austin. Allyson served as Assistant Head of School at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal School. She has worked part-time at the Museum of East Texas since 2005 as the PR director. Allyson joined the Junior League of Lufkin in 1998 and served as President, VP Community Projects, VP Communications, and more during her active years. She is now a Sustainer member of the Junior League. She has also served on the boards of Garrett and Dunbar PTK, First Christian Preschool, the Museum of East Texas, and the Adoption Center of East Texas. She currently serves on the Lufkin Middle School PTK Board and as a Sunday School teacher at Christ Congregational Church in Lufkin. Allyson is married to Kevin Langston, a 1989 LHS graduate, and their children are proud Lufkin Panthers.

​​Andro Branch
Member

I received my Bachelors degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1994. I am a Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker and a Certified Anger Therapist. I also hold a diploma from the School of Paralegal Studies. I have been the President and Chief Executive Officer for Innovative Homes of Deep East Texas, Inc., a company that provides professional service to the Mental Health Individuals with Developmental Disabilities community for 13 years. I am also owner of Branch Brothers Trucking since 1996. I have served ten years on the LISD Board of Trustees. I also serve on several other very valuable boards and committee's in the Lufkin community. I am very much committed to the efforts of creating tomorrow's leaders through educational excellence.

 
Andra Self
Member

Lufkin ISD board member since 1996. She received Master Trustee designation through Leadership TASB and was LISD Board President when that board was honored as TASA Outstanding School Board of the Year. Andra served 6 years as Region VII Director, testified before the Senate public education hearing on behalf of public schools, and served as chair of the TASB Legislative Committee.  Andra was recently elected as a President of the Texas Association of School Boards.
Her numerous civic activities included service on the boards for 4 B Economic Development Corporation (4 B)  Angelina County Health District, Hospice in the Pines, and Boys and Girls Club of East Texas, and involvement in Leadership Lufkin, United Way, Junior Achievement, Junior League of East Texas, the Mayor’s Task Force on Rehabilitation, and the LISD Better School Task Force. Other honors include the Silver Spike Award for Community Service presented by the Chamber, graduation from Leadership Lufkin, and appearing on the cover of The Journey magazine. She has been active in community service organizations such as Top Ladies of Distinction, holding various offices for the Lufkin chapter and receiving several TLOD community service awards.

Andra is the Clinical Services Director for the Lufkin State Supported Living Center.  She also completed 29 years of service at Memorial Health System and was the Director of Rehabilitation Services.(inpatient and outpatient services.  Andra is a graduate of Lufkin High School. She earned a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Houston  and is also a registered medical technologist through St. Joseph’s School of Medical Technology.  Andra holds two master’s degrees (in education and in business administration) from Stephen F. Austin University.

Andra is married to Kenneth Self, Director of Woodland Crossing, Lufkin State Supported Living Center.  They have two children, Jonathan (business major) and Tiffany (ECH teacher in Denton, Texas).
 

Don Muhlbach
Member

Don Muhlbach was elected to the Board in May of 2013. He attended public schools in Massillon, Ohio and graduated from Washington High School in 1973. He continued his education at Syracuse University on a football scholarship and graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1977. Don began his business career with St Regis Paper Company and accepted assignments in Human Resources at several paper manufacturing plants throughout the United States. He was transferred to the paper mill in Lufkin from Dallas in 1985. His family returned to Lufkin in 1994, rejoining the management team at the paper mill until 2007. When the paper mill closed, he worked for NIBCO Inc in Nacogdoches as the Manager of Human Resources for five years. Currently, he is the Director of Operations for the family business, Audiological Services, with his wife, Dr. Sally Muhlbach. The Muhlbach’s have three children all LHS graduates: Don Jr, Molly and Beau and are members of First United Methodist Church.
 
He has served on several boards and community committees such as the United Way, Chamber of Commerce, Lufkin ISD Tri-Ethnic Committee, Angelina Youth Soccer Association, Lady Panther Soccer Booster Club and Staff/Parish Relations for his church. Currently, he serves on the boards of Alcohol Drug Abuse Council (ADAC), Methodist Retirement Communities and the Lufkin Pro Day Group. He has coached a variety of youth sports including softball, soccer, baseball, basketball and continues to oversee the Lufkin High School Boys Basketball Booster Club. Don has volunteered in the classroom as a Junior Achievement advisor, led Youth Bible Study and Sunday school classes for high school students and most recently participated in the HOST Mentoring program at Brandon Elementary.

 
2015-2016 Lufkin ISD Board of Trustees

From left to right: Back row: Scott Skelton (Vice President), Stanley New, Don Muhlbach, Andro Branch,
Dr. Keven Ellis
(President); Front row: Andra Self, Dr. LaTonya Goffney (Superintendent) and Allyson Langston (Secretary)
 
 
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