Board of Trustees

Linda Hinders

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."


Sam Spradlin
CFO of Merrick Pet Care, Inc. 

Vice 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



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 ran for school board because she feels we are 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.
Associate Secretary
Elected May 2011
BS - Texas Tech University
Masters - Texas A&M University
Family includes a 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.

Bruce Cobb

Randy Darnell
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."


Jim Murphy
Retired - Social Worker, V.A. Medical Center
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."



Ann Girard

Elected May 2013
BA in Biology from Northwestern College
She has worked as a Medical Technologist and has been involved in PTA for 13 years.

Family includes her husband Tony and two daughters: one is a sophomore at WTAMU and plays soccer and a sixth grader at Greenways Intermediate.

Ann serves because, “This is the next step in helping my children and the children in the school district. I feel that volunteering my time and efforts gives back to CISD and ultimately to the community as a whole.”



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Last Modified on November 15, 2013