Skip to main content
Mobile Menu Toggle

HPISD Trustees Tom Sharpe and Stacy Kelly to retire from board service in May

Both Sharpe and Kelly played important roles in the implementation of the 2015 bond program, boundary rezoning for a fifth elementary school, the opening of the first new school in HPISD since 1948, a global pandemic and the community’s approval of the Golden Penny election that has funded staff compensation increases.


Sharpe joined the Board of Trustees in 2017. He served as Board Vice President from February to May 2021 and as Board President from May 2021 until the present. He also served on various committees including fundraising alignment, boundary rezoning, performance standards, and property acquisitions. Most notably, Sharpe served on and chaired the Fall Reopening Committee and the Pandemic Response Committee, which provided much-needed guidance and support during a challenging time for schools, businesses and communities everywhere. 


“It has been an honor to serve such a great a community,” Sharpe said. “Working with fantastic people who care so much about HP has been the most rewarding aspect of serving and carrying out important work on behalf of our students, staff, families and community. It’s the people who make HPISD excellent. Whether we were working together to plan for a new fifth elementary school, collaborating on boundary rezoning efforts or navigating unforeseen challenges of a global pandemic, I am extremely proud of the work we’ve done together throughout my term as a trustee, and I appreciate our community for entrusting me to serve.”


Kelly joined the Board of Trustees in 2017 and served as Board Vice President in 2021-22. Throughout her tenure, she has emphasized excellence by serving on committees focused on academics, arts and district communication. Her committee service assignments included accountability and assessment, the elementary #5 planning committee, boundary rezoning, the ELA subcommittee, District Leadership Council and communications. She also served as the board representative for HP Arts and PTA Presidents. 


“Serving the students, staff, parents, and community as an HPISD Trustee has been one of my greatest honors and privileges. It is something I have never taken lightly and will always cherish,” Kelly said. “As part of a phenomenal team composed of trustees, students, staff, parents, and the community, I am most proud of the way we’ve continued to academically prepare students, stayed on time and on budget through the bond program, integrated form and function into STEAM and MAPS programming along with the Moody Innovation Institute rollout, increased staff compensation and forged lifelong relationships. I know our students will continue to receive a world-class education because all of the people who support them have their best interests at heart and are passionate about education, Go Scots!”


The filing period to run for election to serve on the HPISD Board of Trustees begins Wednesday, Jan. 18 and ends at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. Trustee Place 6 and Place 7 will be on the ballot. Visit the district’s election webpage or the Texas Secretary of State’s websitefor more information.