For 16 years I have had the privilege of teaching for the Stephenville ISD. As an educator, I’ve seen first-hand the impact a school board member can have on our students, teachers and facilities. It’s imperative to have a mix of knowledge and experience on the board who can effectively manage our district to maximize our resources and create the most opportunities for the students. Choosing the right person to serve our district is crucial to our long-term success.

With that in mind, I endorse Dr. Robert Barberee. His experience as a local business man, educator and father have prepared him to fill the seat currently held by Gary Sult, another business owner. As voters, we need to be aware of the importance of filling Mr. Sult’s position with someone who brings a business and financial skill set to our board. Dr. Barberee is that candidate.

I’ve known Dr. Barberee, his parents, former Stephenville educators and his wife’s family for most of my career. His dedication to the children of Stephenville has been proven through years of service through Optimist Club, H.O.P.E., scouting, his church and as a parent volunteer for his four children. Please join me in voting for the candidate who is prepared to address the financial and facility management concerns facing our district, Dr. Robert Barberee.


Jim Ed Haile,