Board of Trustees

Teia Collier

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Ms. Collier was appointed to the Board in June of  2021 to complete the unexpired term of Archimedes Faulkner, who resigned due to illness. She is the CEO/publisher at Teia Collier Brands but previously served as an educator at West Mesquite High School and Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools. She also served as a corporate health coach for major insurance companies while becoming a lifestyle blogger and automotive journalist. In 2017, she re-launched the digital media site Dallas Single {Mom} Parents for families across the country. A graduate of North Mesquite High School, she is the mother of three school-aged children: Zenora, Soloman and Noah.

Eddie Rose, President

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Mr. Rose was elected to the Board in May of 2016. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a bachelor of arts degree (criminal justice) in 1991. Mr. Rose is employed as the Arson Investigator with the Mesquite Fire Department and has worked there since 1985. He is married to Misty, an assistant principal for Mesquite ISD, and they have three children: Reed, Hayden and Gracie. 

Gary Bingham

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Mr. Bingham has served on the Board since 1996. A 1975 Mesquite High School graduate, Gary earned his bachelor's of Business of Administration in 1979 from Stephen F. Austin University. He previously owned his own insurance business in Mesquite and now serves in the Pastoral Care Ministry for Saturn Road Church of Christ. He and his wife, Cecelia, have two children, Samantha and Adam, and one grandchild.


Greg Everett, Vice President

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Mr. Everett served on the board for an 18-year period, from 1991-2009, and was re-elected in May of 2014. He graduated from North Mesquite High School in 1974 and attended Eastfield College. He is now retired. Mr. Everett and his wife, Ramona, have three children—Matthew, Daniel and Emily—and three grandchildren.


Robert Seward

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Mr. Seward was elected to the board in 1993. A 1968 Mesquite High School graduate, Seward earned his bachelor's of business administration degree in accounting in 1976 from North Texas State University. He is retired from a position as a senior contract administrator with Luminant. In 2008-09, he served as president for the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). He and his wife, Marjorie, have two children, Craig and Christy, and three grandchildren.


Elaine Whitlock, Secretary

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Mrs. Whitlock was elected to the Board in May of 2015. A former Mesquite ISD principal, Mrs. Whitlock’s career in education spanned 38 years. She retired from Mesquite ISD in 2011. A graduate of Mesquite High School, Mrs. Whitlock earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and her master’s degree from Texas A&M-Commerce. She and her husband, Larry, have four children and four grandchildren between them.


Kevin Carbó

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Mr. Carbó was elected to the Board in 1996 and served continuously until 2014. He was re-elected in November of 2015. He graduated from Colegio San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Mr. Carbó earned his BBA in finance from Dallas Baptist University in 1995 and received his MBA from the University of Dallas in 1999. He is employed at the City of Dallas in the Aviation Department as a business operations analyst. He and his wife, Jossie, have two children–Jessica and Kevin, Jr.–and three grandchildren. Jessica and Kevin attended Mesquite ISD schools from kindergarten through 12th grade and graduated from Mesquite High School. Mr. Carbó’s involvement with MISD began in the ’80s with service as a PTA member. 

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