Trustee since 2014
Current term began: May 7, 2020
Term expires: May 2023
Dr. Patricia A. Nation brings to the Board more than 27 years of experience in education. Her teaching career began in Tyler ISD where she taught for six years at Hubbard Middle School. Dr. Nation then moved to Killeen where she taught for seven years before returning to Tyler and teaching at Dogan Middle School for two years. Dr. Nation served in various administrator roles in the Van, Winona and New Summerfield school districts before retiring from New Summerfield in July 2013.
Dr. Nation, a graduate of Palestine High School, received her Bachelor of Science from The University of Texas at Tyler with a teaching certification in History, English and Social Studies Composite. She later earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration, Principal Certification and Superintendent Certification; also from The University of Texas at Tyler. Dr. Nation received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Dr. Nation is married to Callen P. Nation and is a member of New Harmony Baptist Church.