Michaels Assumes HPISD Trustee Seat

The Highland Park High School board of trustees will see some changes this coming school year.

On the administrative level, superintendent Dawson Orr is leaving his post for a position with SMU, and communications director Helen Williams is returning to her native Louisiana.

But with regard to the board itself, longtime president Leslie Melson is stepping down from her post, making room for a new trustee at the Place 2 seat.

Enter Lee Michaels, who is unopposed for the seat. Vice president Jim Hitzelberger’s seat is also up, but he is unopposed as well.

As for board officers’ positions, the board will nominate and elect the following officers in May: president, vice president, secretary, and finance officer.

Leslie MelsonLeslie Melson LeeMichaels-EDLee Michaels
No HP Grad? No
Yes Kids in HP? Yes
Education Background? Law
Richardson, TX Hometown? Sarasota, FL
SMU College? Vassar

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