Board of Trustees
Congratulations to Mesquite ISD's Board of Trustees, selected as School Board of the Year for Region 10!
Archimedes Faulkner, Secretary
Mr. Faulkner was elected to the Board in 2010. He graduated from Prince of Wales Secondary School in Freetown, Sierra Leone. In 1988, Mr. Faulkner earned his BBA degree from Schiller International University, London, England; in 1993, he graduated from Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas, with an MBA in finance. He is a Registered Financial Consultant, Certified Estate Planner and works as an financial services professional. He and his wife, Josephine, a certified family nurse practitioner for Visiting Physician Network (VPN), have three children: Tinny, a 2013 graduate of Duke University; Awadagin, a 2016 graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Omodele, who attends Southern Methodist University.
Eddie Rose, Vice President
Mr. Rose is the newest member of the Board, elected 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, who graduated from Horn High School in 2016 and now attends Sam Houston State University; Hayden, who attends Texas A&M University; and Gracie, a student at Kimball Elementary.
Gary Bingham, President
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 recently retired. He and his wife Cecelia have two children, Samantha and Adam, and one grandchild.
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 department manager for Levy and Son in Dallas. He and his wife, Ramona, have three children -- Matthew, Daniel and Emily -- and three grandchildren.
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 recently retired from his 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.
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.
Mr. Carbo 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. Carbo 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 Dept. 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. Carbo’s His involvement with MISD began in the ’80s with service as a PTA member. He was also 1st Vice-President of the Mesquite Council of PTAs.
Attending Board Meetings During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Board Meetings are held at the K. David Belt Professional Development Center. The meetings will be open to the public; however, seating in the Board Room will be limited to ensure social distancing precautions. Overflow seating will be available in another room where guests can watch the meeting live on a monitor. Those wishing to address the Board may do so during the appropriate audience portion of the meeting.
To view the agenda, click on the Meeting Agendas tab below.