Dedicated to fighting for and championing the successes of AISD students and staff in our quest for continued excellence
Tommy Gaines - President
Tommy Gaines has lived in Angleton since the second grade and graduated from Angleton High School in 1971. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a master’s from the University of Texas. Gaines retired from Dow Chemical Company, where he worked for 31 years. He has taught safety management as an adjunct professor for Brazosport College for three years. Gaines has also served his church and the Brazoria County United Way. He and high school sweetheart, Belinda, have two sons and six grandchildren. Gaines ran for school board because he noticed a gap between academic achievement at the college entry level, where he teaches, and felt that schools could do a better job at preparing students for the future. He believes education is the foundation and future of the community. While on the board, Gaines hopes to utilize non-profit resources, like the Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Club, and Communities in Schools, to improve upon the district's successes. There is also a tremendous need and opportunity for increased parent and community involvement in schools and Gaines hopes to make that possible.
One of his favorite motivational quotes is: “Whenever it is time to leave this school, leave your job, or even leave this earth, you make sure you have worked hard enough to make sure it mattered you were ever even here.” – Colonel Murphy from The Other Wes Moore.
Kimi Hunter - Vice President
Kimi Hunter is a native of Angleton and graduated from Angleton High School in 1996. Hunter has a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M and master’s in accounting. She taught fifth grade math for seven years, five at Angleton Middle School, before opting to be a stay-at-home mom to her four children. Hunter chose to run for the Angleton ISD Board of Trustees because as a former teacher she has a passion for education. Even though she is no longer in the classroom, Hunter wanted to give back to teachers, staff, and students. Being on the school board allows her to make decisions that better the district for the students of today and the future. During her tenure on the board, Hunter wants to build positive relationships with the community, be a strong advocate for the district and the public school system, and make decisions that will help the faculty and students reach their full potential.
Her favorite motivational quote is: “Give me the chance to fail and watch me fly.”
Angleton High School alum Heather Brewer graduated in 1996 and then attended Hardin Simmons University and Rhema Bible Training Center. She is married and has four children. Brewer chose to run for school board because she has always had a love and appreciation for the Angleton community and Angleton ISD’s students and staff. She hopes to strengthen relationships with staff and parents while on the board and be a part of growing the district’s educational opportunities. Brewer is excited about the opportunity to help further career education for students and is dedicated to exploring new avenues for learning based on what suits each student. She would also like for the district to add an ROTC - Reserve Officer Training Corp. - program for students looking to join the military.
One of Brewer’s favorite motivational quotes is: “Love is patient, kind, does not envy, does not boast, is not proud, does not dishonor others, is not self-seeking, is not easily angered, keeps no record of wrong, does not delight in evil, rejoices in truth, always protects, trusts, hopes and perseveres.” 1 Cor 13:4-7
Mike Sillavan has called Angleton home for close to 40 years. He grew up in Porter, Texas. Sillavan graduated from New Caney High School, then attended Brazosport College, and the University of Houston. He is currently the Pre-Owned Director at Gulf Coast Family of Dealerships. Sillavan has deep ties to Angleton ISD. His wife was an AISD school teacher. His daughter was a Wildcat and is a teacher. He also has a son who attends Angleton High School. Sillavan chose to run for school board because he is passionate about children and providing them with the highest quality of education. His goal as a board member is to assure the community that he will always focus on what's best for Angleton ISD and the people involved.
One of Sillavan's favorite motivational quotes is: "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." John Quincy Adams
Dana Tolbert - Secretary
Dana Tolbert was raised in Angleton and graduated from Angleton High School, as Miss AHS, in 1984. She earned a degree in physical therapy from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1988. She and husband, Jacob Tolbert, also an AHS graduate, have two sons, Jerel and Jaret. Tolbert ran for school board because of a personal commitment to local youth and a passion for making sure all children are successful in life. She enjoys having positive input on major decisions for AISD students, staff and community. While on the board she hopes to ensure sufficient resources remain in the district to aid students and staff.
Her favorite motivational quote is: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13.
Justin Journeay graduated from Angleton High School in 1998 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M in 2002. He and wife Jill, a fellow AHS alum and former Northside teacher, have three children: Thomas, Maggie, and James. Journeay chose to run for the Board of Trustees to serve his community. As a former captain in the U.S. Army, he felt a civic duty to give back to the community and decided the school district would be the best place to do that given that his wife is a former teacher and his children attend school in AISD. Journeay also wanted to serve as a representative for fellow tax payers to ensure all are getting a fair value from their tax dollars. While on the board, Journeay hopes to work with district personnel to pave a way for the district to better develop career-ready graduates who are prepared to join the workforce after high school.
Journeay’s favorite motivational quote is: “There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.” - Ronald Reagan
Michael Stroman has been a resident of Angleton for 28 years. A former Angleton ISD as a police officer with more than 24 years of experience, Stroman is currently a Mental Health Officer at the Harris County Constable's Office and minister at Greater Works Ministries. Stroman and his wife Scherri, a teacher in the district, have three sons, two of whom attend Angleton schools. He describes his time working in AISD as “a rewarding experience” where he was able to serve his “community and make a difference every day and in student lives." Although he no longer works for the district, Stroman is extremely proud of the work and relationships he built with students. One even asked him to be the godfather of her child, which Stroman gladly accepted. He chose to run for the Board of Trustees for two reasons. First, because he loves being a part of our small, growing community, and second, because he has a strong desire to be an active participant in continuing to build our crown jewel – the Angleton schools.