Mansfield ISD School Board President Resigns

Courtney Lackey Wilson headshot
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Mansfield ISD Board President Courtney Lackey Wilson Resigns For Personal Reasons

Board President Courtney Lackey Wilson tendered her resignation at the called board meeting on July 1. She has served on the board since 2011 and said she made the tough decision to resign due to personal and health reasons.

“Please know that I am so honored to get to serve our MISD community and that this is extremely hard for me. I do hope that this season will pass quickly and also hope that I will have the opportunity to serve again,” said Lackey Wilson. “I am and will forever be the district’s biggest fan and will always be at your service where I am available.”

The Mansfield ISD School Board accepted the resignation and elected new board officers. Michelle Newsom is the new school board president. Newsom has been on the Mansfield ISD school board since 2015, her current term ends in 2024.

Desiree Thomas is the new board vice president. Thomas has served on the board since 2018 and her term ends in 2024. Randall Canedy is now the board secretary, he assumed office in 2018. His current term ends in 2022.

Trustees also voiced their appreciation to Lackey Wilson for her service to the MISD students, families, staff and community.

“We would first like to send a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to Courtney Lackey Wilson for her dedication and selfless service to the Mansfield ISD community,” said Newsom. “We will continue praying for her and keeping her in our thoughts. We wish her and her family all the best.”

No Decision On Next Steps For Place 7 Seat

No decision has been made about who will fill the now vacant Place 7 seat. The remaining trustees said they will take some time to thoroughly assess and evaluate how the seat would best be filled. The community will be updated about a decision at the next school board meeting, July 27, 2021.

President Lackey-Wilson was re-elected to her fourth three-year term in a run-off in December when she defeated opponent Yolanda McPherson. Following the election she was elected president of the board. Previously, she held the roles of secretary and vice president of Mansfield ISD school board.

Contact information for residents with questions or concerns.

Board of Trustee Email Addresses
Place 1 – Michelle Newsom –
Place 2 – Desiree Thomas –
Place 3 – Randall Canedy –
Place 4 – Keziah Valdes Farrar –
Place 5 – Karen Marcucci –
Place 6 – Warren Davis –
Place 7 – Courtney Lackey Wilson –
Superintendent – Dr. Kimberley Cantu –