Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Front row: George Barrera (Vice President), Cynthia Erwin (Secretary), Becky Tice (President), Fred Skinner
Back row: Eric Davis, Chase Mitchell, Jef Farrell

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Becky Tice

Becky Tice

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.

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George Barrera

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.

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Cynthia Erwin

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.

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Fred Skinner

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.

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Jef Farrell

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.


Chase Mitchell

Chase Mitchell

Chase Mitchell was appointed to the Barbers Hill ISD Board of Trustees in May, 2018, to fill vacated position 4 left by retiring Board member Benny May.

Chase is a Barbers Hill graduate, Class of 2001. He attended Kansas State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geology.  He works in his family’s company, Mitchell Industries, as General Manager. The Mont Belvieu-based company provides products and services to the petrochemical industry.

Chase and his wife Shasta (Snell) returned to Barbers Hill in 1996. They have three children, Jax, Cam, and Tuck, who are all students in our district.

His hobbies include hanging out with friends and family, being outdoors with his three boys, and vacationing.


Eric Davis

Eric Davis

Eric Davis was elected to Position 6 on the Barbers Hill Board of Trustees in May, 2018.

Eric is a graduate of North Shore Senior High School. He attended the University Of Houston, where he graduated in 1991 and received a Bachelor of Science in Hotel/Restaurant Management. 

Eric began his career as a waiter in 1987 at Pappa’s Seafood House and was promoted to Pappadeaux General Manager in June, 1995.  In September 2001, he transferred to warehouse operations where he currently holds the title of General Manager of Distribution and Logistics for Pappas Restaurants, Inc. of Houston.

Eric and his wife Ami moved to Barbers Hill in 1997 and have two children, Tyler and Taylor, who attended Barbers Hill K-12 and graduated in the Classes of 2015 and 2016. Eric’s wife, Ami, is the Assistant Principal at Barbers Hill Kindergarten Center. 

Eric’s hobbies include waterfowl hunting, cooking, spending time with his family, and enjoying many different outdoor activities.

Team of Eight Goals

  1. 100% seniors graduate via State Accountability Program.
  2. All eighth grade students will pass the STAAR Reading and STAAR Math tests to advance to ninth grade.
  3. The Special Education population will show increases in all grades, improvement rates and passing rates on the STAAR.
  4. Evaluate and implement dress code and cell phone audit programs.
  1. Diversify revenue
  2. Initiate and develop a long range strategic plan regarding Barbers Hill land portfolio and future facility placement.
  1. Strengthen and keep relationships with the City of Mont Belvieu and other municipalities, Lee College, Chambers County and legislature.
  2. Initiate and develop a long range plan regarding Barbers Hill land portfolio and future facility placement.