Canyon ISD

A History of Excellence - A Tradition of Caring

School Board Member Responsibilities

With the children foremost in their minds, the Board of Trustees' primary task is to establish district policy. These individuals are elected by you for three-year terms for which they receive no compensation. Prior to each meeting, trustees receive background materials on agenda items. By studying this information, they are prepared to ask pertinent questions and cast informed votes. A school board is a governmental body, so it can take action only by a majority vote. They are responsible for approving personnel actions, expenditures, property acquisitions and sales, school elections, and legal transactions. Their authority encompasses construction and maintenance authorizations, budget approval, bond elections and sales, tax rates, and the taking of bids on materials, equipment, property, insurance and other items.
Board of Trustees

Sam Spradlin
CFO of Merrick Pet Care, Inc. 
President - Elected May 2007
BBA Accounting from West Texas A&M University
Certified Public Accountant
Family Includes: His wife, Rox, a 1984 graduate of Canyon HS and a son and daughter who currently attend CISD schools

Sam serves because, "Education is the greatest asset 
we can give our children. CISD is regarded as a premier school district in both our area and the state, and I want to bring my business background to the board to help continue that reputation."


Katharyn Wiegand

Senior Project Manager at Amarillo Area Foundation 

Vice President - Elected May 2011 

BBA in Marketing from Texas Tech University

MBA in General Business from West Texas A&M University


Family includes a husband and two sons who currently attend CISD schools.


Katharyn serves on the board because she feels her family is blessed to live in an outstanding school district.  “It is our duty to help ensure that the district continues to serve students and families in the best possible manner.”


Bruce Cobb

Consolidated Beef Products, Inc. 
Secretary - Elected May 2011
BS - Texas Tech University
Masters - Texas A&M University
Family includes his wife, Margie and three children who currently attend Canyon ISD.
Bruce serves as a School Board Member because he wants to contribute to the improvement of children's education and to the community.


Jim Murphy
Retired - Social Worker, V.A. Medical Center
Member - Elected May 1980
MSW - University of Oklahoma

Family includes two daughters (CHS/RHS graduates) and 6 grandchildren.

Jim serves because, "Education is the cornerstone for civility and progress in society."

Randy Darnell
Member - Appointed March 2005
BS from Texas Tech University
Randy's wife is a 1979 graduate of Canyon High.

His son is a 2005 Randall High School graduate, and his daughter is a 2007 graduate of RHS. His youngest daughter is currently a RHS student.

Randy serves because, "I feel a duty of responsibility to give back to the community, and I want people to know how dedicated CISD employees are to their jobs."


Linda Hinders
Member - Appointed August 2006

BS Degree from West Texas A & M University

Former president of the board for Canyon Crisis Pregnancy Center

Former president of the Canyon Library Board

Family Includes husband, one daughter and two sons.

Linda serves because, "I wanted to give something back to the community that has given so much to me and my family. I am proud to be associated with one of the finest school districts in the state of Texas."

Bill Jenkins

Financial Advisor - Jenkins Wealth Management, LLC
Member - Elected May 2015
BBA Accounting from Abilene Christian University
Certified Public Accountant
Past Chairman of the Board for Amarillo Chamber of Commerce
Family includes wife, Gina, a 1988 graduate of Canyon High School and a daughter and son who currently attend CISD schools.
Bill serves because, "I love our community, I love our schools, and more importantly . . . I love our kids. A good education is the foundation of a bright future, and I'm excited to be involved in such a role to make a difference in the future of our youth." 




Darryl Flusche-


Last Modified on November 16, 2015