At-Large | Term Expires 5/20

 Darren Calvert

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B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies M.A. Counseling M.Ed. Educational Administration

Darren Calvert

Darren Calvert was elected to the board as an At-Large Representative in May of 2017. Mr. Calvert and his wife, Carrie, have lived in the district since 1999, and have a son (Jackson) who attends Loma Alta Middle School. As a native Texan, born and raised in a military family, Mr. Calvert is well acquainted with the values of service and dedication. Being raised in a family of public servants instilled in him a profound sense of patriotism and commitment to his community. During his extensive career in education, he has obtained a Master’s Degree in both education and administration from UT San Antonio and Lamar University respectively. Mr. Calvert has worked the entire gamut of public educational settings. He began in the classroom as a Teacher’s Assistant for two years, followed by six years as a middle school teacher, three years as a Behavior Specialist, and seven years as a school counselor. He is currently the principal of Irene L. Chavez Excel Academy High School in Northside ISD. During these years of working directly with students, staff, administrators and families, he has gained valuable experience and insight that will translate well into advocacy for the children and families of the Medina Valley ISD.

1999 Rookie Teacher of the Year
2000 Teacher of the Year
2001 Teacher of the Year
2005 Bright Horizons Family Solutions Parent Partnership Award
2006 Bright Horizons Family Solutions Parent Partnership Award
2009 Educator of the Year
2013 South Texas Counseling Association Outstanding High School Counselor of the Year
2014 Educator of the Year
2017 Northside ISD nominee for Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members Outstanding Administrator Award
2018 HEB Excellence in Education nominee