The Magnolia ISD Board of Trustees recently voted to appoint Kristi Baker to the vacant seat on the board, which was opened up when Brent O'Neal stepped down in July.
Baker is the co-owner and president of A.H. Baker Services Inc., a heavy civil construction company based in Magnolia. She is a graduate of the first Leadership MISD program and moved to the area in 2006.
"Kristi is very involved in the school district," said Deborah Rose Miller, board president. "She was part of the very first Leadership MISD class and she wanted to get even more involved."
Rose-Miller said that Baker will bring a lot of leadership, energy and ideas to the board.
"She has great energy and a passion for the students," she said. "She has children of her own at different grade levels, which is a nice balance and she is invested in the district. We are excited to have her."
Rose-Miller added that Baker has been involved in many campus organizations across the district and is currently on the board of the Magnolia Community Foundation and is a youth programs teacher at Wildwood united Methodist Church.
The board voted unanimously to approve her nomination and Baker was sworn in at the Aug. 19 meeting.
Baker graduated from Lutheran High School South in Houston and received a degree in journalism from Texas A&M in 1988. She and her husband have three sons who all attend a Magnolia ISD school.