Mansfield ISD Magazine Fall 2018 | Page 21

Lackey Wilson is a graduate of Mansfield High School and said she loves the MISD community. BOARD MEMBER PROFILE: COURTNEY LACKEY WILSON WHAT SCHOOLS DID YOU ATTEND? I am a proud product of Mansfield ISD and graduated from Mansfield High School in 1989. I then attended Tarleton State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports studies plus all grade level teaching certifications. extremely involved in the community. I volunteered on several PTA boards, served on the board of Mansfield Cares and served eight years in the children’s ministry at First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. WHAT IS ONE QUOTE THAT HAS BECOME YOUR LIFE’S MOTTO? “God is big enough.” WHAT MAKES YOU SO PASSIONATE ABOUT MANSFIELD ISD? I’m so passionate about Mansfield ISD because I feel compelled to give back what I felt I have been given by the school district. I received an excellent education that set me up for success, and my family—children, brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews— are also proud products of Mansfield ISD. My brothers and I work a lot for and with children, and I want to make sure I am in a position to provide the next generation with the same educational success I received. WHAT WOULD BE THE PERFECT AFTERNOON FOR YOU? I’m very close to my family, so my perfect afternoon would be a family cookout with all of my seven kids, my brothers, sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews. WHO WAS YOUR ROLE MODEL AS A KID? WHY? My mother and grandmother were and are my biggest role models. They are strong, educated women who also had their priorities intact. They made sure to take care of their families, their children and always put God first. GIVE US A BRIEF BIO OF YOUR CAREER. After graduating from college, I worked for our family-owned business, Paragon Packaging on Broad Street in Mansfield. In 1998, my family opened up Utopia Fitness, which is also in Mansfield. In 2016, I began working for Cedar Hill ISD. Throughout the years, I’ve been The board member said her brothers and their families play a major role in her life. 18 M A NSFIELD ISD.O RG