Board of Education

Our School board is made up of some very dedicated people.

Their big smiles reveal big hearts and the deep satisfaction that comes with  commitment to the betterment of others. All of them have many years' experience with the school, and they all work hard behind the scenes to make things as good as it can be for the children, here and wherever they go. They  provide the stability and leadership to keep our local school strong and healthy. The list of their public and private service and donations is lengthy and heartwarming. Please forgive any omissions, as there are so many it is bigger than any newsletter.

Tommie Lou McKown, School Board President.  She graduated here as did all of her family. Her family was here when the first Missouri City School was built in 1854. Her son John graduated here, and is now married to our school secretary, Teresa McKown. Their little son Danny has bee a Panther for 7 years now.

Laura Miller, School Board Treasurer, whose four children graduated here, Matt, Alfred, Janet, and Teresa. Her many grandchildren that have gone here have kept her active in of all school activities. Two of them, Charlie and Avery, 5th and 9th grade, are in school now. She attends all of their activities, rain or snow. She has served as volunteer aide in the classroom, and donated books to our library and classrooms.

Joe Selle graduated here in 1978.  His daughter, Mikayla, graduated from Excelsior Springs High School.  Joe recently celebrated over 25 years of the famous Selle Brothers band. They opened once for Merle Haggard. Joe's dad, Butch, was the school bus driver and, custodian and was always working hard to make the school look good. His mom is  on the front row. Joe is also on the City Council of Missouri City.  He drives the snow plow and keeps the school lot clear.

Teresa McKown is the School Board Secretary for 4 years, now.  She does a wonderful job of taking care of the business and Board aspects of the school and works hard to keep us in the black with a healthy fund balance.

Sue Selle, Vice President,  was elected to ether School Board in 1977. She resigned for a while to take a position as special service teacher aide. but has been back on the Board for many years. Sue is a consummate volunteer, and is always ready to help others.  She had been the cheerleader sponsor for many years, and is active in the local Baptist Church and their youth activities.  She and her husband Butch had four children, John (the other half of the Selle Brothers Band), Lisa, Joe, and Shelly. There is not a kinder, gentler spirit walking, and she would help anyone at any time. She embodies the kindness that permeates this Board.

Cassidy Russell has been a board member for 4 years and has had a son graduate 8th grade, going to Orrick High school.  Also, 3 other children still in elementary here at Missouri City.  She is a great supporter as the president of our PERC committee that sponsors the Missouri City Parade and all after school activities for the children such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Trunk or Treat and back to school events. 

Monte Railey is one of the newest members on the board.  He has been a long time resident in Missouri City and a wonderful supporter of the school.  He worked many jobs for us to help out and now is a great asset to our board.  


Thank you, one and all, for your intelligent, caring and committed service to Missouri City School.