Board of Trustees
Left to right: Fred Skinner, Benny May (President), Becky Tice (Vice President), Ron Mayfield, Cynthia Erwin (Secretary), Jef Farrell, George Barrera.
Benny May has served on the Barbers Hill School Board since 1996. He has held the positions of president, vice president, and secretary and is currently serving as Board President. In 2009, Benny was selected to represent Region 4 on the statewide TASB Board of Directors, where he continues to serve.
Benny is a graduate of Ross S. Sterling High School in Baytown. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business from McNeese State University. He is employed at ExxonMobil Mont Belvieu Plastics Plant as a first-line supervisor.
Benny and his wife Lori have two children, both graduates of Barbers Hill High School.
Benny’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, raising cattle, spending quality time with his family, and attending as many BHISD functions as he possibly can. Benny and his family are very active in their community, school, and church.
Becky Tice has served on the Barbers Hill Board of Trustees since 2009. She served as president and vice president and is currently serving as Board Vice President.
Becky moved to Barbers Hill in 1999 along with her husband, Mark, and two sons. Both sons are graduates of Barbers Hill.
An employee with Baker Hughes for more than 30 years, Becky currently works as their Finance Manager. She earned her Associate degree in Fashion Merchandising.
Becky’s hobbies are shopping, traveling, watching Astros baseball, Texas Longhorn and Dallas Cowboy football, and spending time with family and friends. She is active in her church and community, having served as the president of the West Chambers County Pilot Club and as a member of the GPISD Alumni Association.
Cynthia Erwin has served on the Barbers Hill Board of Trustees since 2010. She has held the position of Secretary for the Board since 2012.
Cynthia is a graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Economics. She has been in the bio-tech pharmaceutical industry for 25 years and is employed at Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy as a Houston Account Manager.
Cynthia and her husband Rick moved to Barbers Hill in 2004 so their sons could attend the excellent schools and experience small-town life. Both boys are Barbers Hill graduates.
Cynthia’s hobbies include spending time with her family, watching high school and college sports, especially baseball, attending as many BHISD functions as she can, and playing tennis and reading.
Fred Skinner has served on the Barbers Hill Board of Trustees since 2007. He has held the positions of president and vice-president.
A graduate of Hull-Daisetta ISD, Fred earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is employed at NASA with Barrios Technology Corporation, where he tracks the Balance of Contributions between NASA and the international partners who participate in the International Space Station Project.
Fred and his wife Lana reside in Barbers Hill and both their children are Barbers Hill graduates. Fred’s hobbies are hunting, fishing, backpacking, flint knapping and teaching a Bible study class at his church, Old River Baptist Church.
George Barrera has served on the Barbers Hill Board of Trustees since 2002. He has held the position of secretary for the Board.
George graduated from Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena, TX. He is retired from Chevron-Philips Cedar Bayou Plant near Mont Belvieu.
He and his wife, Kelly, have two children, who are both Barbers Hill graduates. George and Kelly also have twin grandsons, who are already learning to be little Eagles at regular sporting events.
George’s favorite hobbies are golf and baseball. He spent many years coaching his son’s teams before watching him play for Barbers Hill and then at the collegiate level. George and Kelly are members of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Mont Belvieu.
Ron Mayfield has served on the Barbers Hill Board of Trustees since 2009. A 1986 graduate of Barbers Hill, Ron attended Lee College in Baytown for two years before transferring to Los Coninas Film School in Dallas. He graduated from Los Coninas in 1990 with a degree in Communications.
Ron worked in the legal video field for over 20 years. He worked for 17 years at Houston Reporting and Video Services, and later opened his own business, Lone Star ProLegal Video, Inc. Ron is employed today at Enterprise Products in Mont Belvieu.
Ron’s daughter is a student at Barbers Hill High School. His hobbies include officiating basketball – which he has done for nearly 20 years at the high school and collegiate levels – traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Jef Farrell served on the Barbers Hill Board of Trustees from 2000-2009, and recently rejoined the Board for a new term in 2013.
Jef is a 1980 graduate of Barbers Hill High School and one of three generations of Barbers Hill Eagles. He and his wife ReGina have two sons, both graduates of Barbers Hill, and a grandson.
Jef has been employed with the City of Mont Belvieu for more than 20 years and currently serves as the city’s Parks and Recreation Manager.
His hobbies include Civil War history, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
- 100% seniors graduate via State Accountability Program.
- All eighth grade students will pass the STAAR Reading and STAAR Math tests to advance to ninth grade.
- The Special Education population will show increases in all grades, improvement rates and passing rates on the STAAR.
- Evaluate and implement dress code and cell phone audit programs.
- Diversify revenue
- Initiate and develop a long range strategic plan regarding Barbers Hill land portfolio and future facility placement.
- Strengthen and keep relationships with the City of Mont Belvieu and other municipalities, Lee College, Chambers County and legislature.
- Initiate and develop a long range plan regarding Barbers Hill land portfolio and future facility placement.