Two appointed to Beaumont ISD board of managers

Beaumont Independent School District

Angela Corbin Bransford and Mitch Templeton have been appointed to the Beaumont Independent School District board of managers, Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced Friday in a news release.

Bransford has lived in Beaumont for 20 years with her husband and three children and has served with various organizations to promote educational and leadership opportunities for local youth, the news release states.

She is a graduate of the University of Arizona in Tucson and Georgetown University Law Center and the former Equal Employment Opportunity Officer at The American University in Washington, D.C. and Columbus State University in Georgia.

Templeton is a local attorney who has lived and practiced law in Beaumont and the surrounding area for more than two decades. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and earned his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. He is a member of the Jefferson County Bar Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and Eastern District of Texas Bar Association.

Templeton and his wife raised two sons who were educated in Beaumont public schools and graduated from West Brook High School.

Bransford and Templeton will be sworn into office at the next board of managers meeting on Thursday, Aug. 17. The two will join current members Joe Domino (board president), A.B. Bernard, Vernice Monroe and Robert Turner.

On July 25, 2017, Turner submitted a letter notifying the Commissioner of his plans to step down from the board of managers effective Aug. 31, 2017. Commissioner Morath plans to announce two additional appointments to the board of managers by the end of the year. The two appointments will maintain the Beaumont ISD board of managers as a seven-member board.

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