Board Secretary Jeri Chambers
Jeri Chambers was elected to her second term on the board in 2021. She was originally appointed to the school board in January 2018, and elected to fulfill the remainder of that term on May 2019. Ms. Chambers was elected by her fellow trustees to serve as board secretary in 2021-22. She has also served as vice president in 2020-21 and as board secretary for the 2019-2020 school year. She also serves on the Texas Association of School Board Legislative Advocacy Committee. She has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of Texas-Austin and a master's degree in educational administration and supervision from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She has 12 years of experience as an educator, with eight years as a Plano ISD teacher.
In addition to teaching math at Wilson Middle School and fifth grade at Wells Elementary, Ms. Chambers worked with homebound students and as a Title I math teacher at Otto Middle School. She has been involved in booster clubs and volunteered with the PTA. She has served on the District Based Improvement Council and the Elementary Academic Committee. She is a board member with the Plano ISD Education Foundation. Professionally, Ms. Chambers works in the nonprofit sector as the donor relations officer with the Communities Foundation of Texas, Collin County office. In 2019, Ms. Chambers was honored as the Collin County Woman of the Year, and in 2020, she was named Plano Citizen of the Year by Best of Plano hosted by the Plano Chamber of Commerce.
As a member of the Junior League of Collin County (JLCC), Ms. Chambers is a creator and founder of Sci-Tech Discovery Center. She recently served on the JLCC board as the community strategic director. She is a past president of Plano Youth Leadership. Ms. Chambers is a graduate of both Leadership Plano and Leadership North Texas and is in Leadership Texas Class 2020. She also serves on the Texas Health Resources Community Impact Board and the University of Texas College of Education Educator Preparation Advisory Committee.
Ms. Chambers grew up in Richardson, Texas where she and her husband met in the fourth grade. They moved to Plano in 1994. Their two children both attended Plano Senior High School. Their daughter and her husband currently serve in the United States Army. Their son is studying civil engineering at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.