Greg Myer announced his candidacy for the Plano Independent School District (PISD) Board of Trustees today. Election Day is May 6, with Early Voting from April 24 to May 2.
“Like many people, my wife and I moved our children to Plano in 2001 because we knew that the School District was the crown jewel of the city,” Myer said. “I know this is still the case and I will work on the Board of Trustees to ensure that this continues well into the future.”
As a Trustee, Myer will focus on:
- Increasing opportunities for special needs students. “I am fortunate to know many students with special needs, and can attest that they want competitive employment just like everyone else,” Myer said. “By helping all students, including those with special needs, improve their life and job skills, we all benefit from a better trained workforce which is less dependent on government services”.
- Doing more for students who do not intend to attend a traditional four-year college. “As someone who works in technology, I know the pros and cons of offshoring jobs,” Myer explained. “Jobs in electrical, carpentry, plumbing, welding and many other skilled trades provide good careers and cannot be offshored. We need more skilled workers in these areas.”
- Raising the achievement of Plano’s lower socio-economic students by finding ways to offer more pre-kindergarten programs to all of PISD’s kids, in order to provide them a stronger start to their learning careers.
- Utilizing strong relationships with elected officials in Austin and Washington D.C. to ensure the best interests of Plano ISD’s students, parents and community are represented in all education legislation coming from the Texas Legislature and the U.S Congress.
"Greg has been actively involved in Plano for as long as I’ve known him. He is an advocate for what is best – for our students, personnel, and community,” said Jamie Schell, Former Chairman of the Plano Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and 2012 Plano Citizen of the Year. “I believe Greg will be a strong leader and advocate for Plano ISD."
When elected, Myer will be the only Trustee who resides in the Plano ISD Central Cluster.
Myer’s extensive community record includes many years of service on Plano ISD’s Career and Technical Education Committee and as a Key Communicator. He has served on the Plano Youth Leadership Board for six years and was selected as President, was a member of the PTA organization of many schools and served on the Collin County Parks Foundation Board and the City’s Library Board, including one year as Board Chairman. Myer is a graduate of Leadership Plano (Class XXIII) and served on that Board for three years, including one year as Finance Chair.
Myer has worked in the private sector for more than two decades, utilizing innovation to improve processes in dozens of businesses across many industries. He is currently Director of Deployment for a software company in the real estate industry.