Lufkin ISD Board of Trustees
Scott Skelton was elected to the Lufkin ISD Board of Trustees in 2012. Skelton is a 1985 graduate of Denison (Texas) High School, a 1989 Graduate of Abilene Christian University, and a 1992 graduate of Baylor University School of Law. Skelton is a partner in the Skelton Slusher Barnhill Watkins Wells PLLC where he has practiced law for 20 years and is an owner in Community Title Company. Skelton presently serves as Chair of the Government Committee for both the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce and the Lufkin/Angelina County Economic Development Partnership. He also serves on the United Way Board for Lufkin and Angelina County and as the Chairman of the First Friday Lunch for the Lufkin /Angelina County Chamber of Commerce where he is in charge of obtaining the monthly speakers. Skelton coached soccer for many years at the recreational and club levels. He also serves as deacon in his church. Skelton is married to Sheila Todd Skelton, who is Director of the HOST lab at Brandon Elementary. Scott and Sheila have two daughters, Lauren, who is attending Abilene Christian Universtiy, and Allison, who attends Lufkin High School. Both girls have attended LISD schools since kindergarten.
Andro Branch received his Bachelors degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1994. He is a Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker and a Certified Anger Therapist and has a diploma from the School of Paralegal Studies. He has been the President and Chief Executive Officer for Innovative Homes of Deep East Texas, Inc., a company that provides professional service to the Mental Health Individuals with Developmental Disabilities community, for 23 years. He is owner of Branch Brothers Trucking since 1996 and is the pastor of Our Father’s House of Faith Ministries, Inc. for the past 6 years. He has been married his beautiful and loving wife, Angel Branch, for 14 years. Together, they have 5 children. All but one graduated from LISD. Their youngest child, Enia Branch, will graduate in 2022. Mr. Branch serves on several other very valuable boards and committee’s in the Lufkin community. He is very much committed to the efforts of creating tomorrow’s leaders through educational excellence.
Allyson Treadway Langston was elected to the Lufkin ISD Board of Trustees in 2013. A mother of three children, ages 5, 11, and 15, Allyson and her family have lived in Lufkin for 20 years. The daughter of native Texans, Allyson graduated from Maine South High School in Park Ridge, Illinois, in 1990. She graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education in 1994. In 1997, she earned her Master of Arts in English at Stephen F. Austin State University. In 2000, she completed a Master of Education in Educational Leadership at Stephen F. Austin State University. Her career in education includes teaching students in grades 5th through 12th, as well as teaching English at Stephen F. Austin. Allyson served as Assistant Head of School at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal School. She has worked part-time at the Museum of East Texas since 2005 as the PR director. Allyson joined the Junior League of Lufkin in 1998 and served as President, VP Community Projects, VP Communications, and more during her active years. She is now a Sustainer member of the Junior League. She has also served on the boards of Garrett and Dunbar PTK, First Christian Preschool, the Museum of East Texas, and the Adoption Center of East Texas. She currently serves on the Lufkin Middle School PTK Board and as a Sunday School teacher at Christ Congregational Church in Lufkin. Allyson is married to Kevin Langston, a 1989 LHS graduate, and their children are proud Lufkin Panthers.
A Lufkin ISD board member since 1996. She received Master Trustee designation through Leadership TASB and was LISD Board President when that board was honored as TASA Outstanding School Board of the Year. Andra served 6 years as Region VII Director, testified before the Senate public education hearing on behalf of public schools, and served as chair of the TASB Legislative Committee. Andra was recently elected as a President of the Texas Association of School Boards.
Her numerous civic activities included service on the boards for 4 B Economic Development Corporation (4 B) Angelina County Health District, Hospice in the Pines, and Boys and Girls Club of East Texas, and involvement in Leadership Lufkin, United Way, Junior Achievement, Junior League of East Texas, the Mayor’s Task Force on Rehabilitation, and the LISD Better School Task Force. Other honors include the Silver Spike Award for Community Service presented by the Chamber, graduation from Leadership Lufkin, and appearing on the cover of The Journey magazine. She has been active in community service organizations such as Top Ladies of Distinction, holding various offices for the Lufkin chapter and receiving several TLOD community service awards. Andra is the Clinical Services Director for the Lufkin State Supported Living Center. She also completed 29 years of service at Memorial Health System and was the Director of Rehabilitation Services.(inpatient and outpatient services. Andra is a graduate of Lufkin High School. She earned a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Houston and is also a registered medical technologist through St. Joseph’s School of Medical Technology. Andra holds two master’s degrees (in education and in business administration) from Stephen F. Austin University. Andra is married to Kenneth Self, Director of Woodland Crossing, Lufkin State Supported Living Center. They have two children, Jonathan (business major) and Tiffany (ECH teacher in Denton, Texas).
Don Muhlbach was elected to the Board in May of 2013. He attended public schools in Massillon, Ohio and graduated from Washington High School in 1973. He continued his education at Syracuse University on a football scholarship and graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1977. Don began his business career with St Regis Paper Company and accepted assignments in Human Resources at several paper manufacturing plants throughout the United States. He was transferred to the paper mill in Lufkin from Dallas in 1985. His family returned to Lufkin in 1994, rejoining the management team at the paper mill until 2007. When the paper mill closed, he worked for NIBCO Inc in Nacogdoches as the Manager of Human Resources for five years. Currently, he is the Director of Operations for the family business, Audiological Services, with his wife, Dr. Sally Muhlbach. The Muhlbach’s have three children all LHS graduates: Don Jr, Molly and Beau and are members of First United Methodist Church. Currently, he serves on the boards of Alcohol Drug Abuse Council (ADAC), Methodist Retirement Communities, Lufkin Pro Day Group and JD Center of Hope.
Kristi Gay was elected to the Lufkin ISD Board of Trustees in June 2016. Kristi is a 1981 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. She works as a Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending at BancorpSouth. Kristi serves on the boards of the Lufkin ISD Education Foundation, Kurth Memorial Library, United Way, and the Lufkin/Angelina County Economic Development Partnership. Kristi is married to Ricky Gay who is a 1978 graduate of Lufkin High School and a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University. He works as a Forest/Wildlife Manager for the Henderson Trust. They are members of Denman Avenue Baptist Church where Kristi teaches a first grade Sunday school class. Kristi and Ricky have three children, Kendall and Bailey, who are graduates of Texas A&M University, and Wyatt, who is attending Stephen F. Austin State University. All three children attended Lufkin ISD schools from kindergarten through high school graduation. Kristi and Ricky are passionate about music education and served 15 years in the Lufkin Band Booster organization while their children attended Lufkin ISD schools.
Hall Henderson was elected to the LISD Board of Trustees in March of 2017. Henderson is a proud 2004 graduate of Lufkin High School. After graduation, Henderson continued his education by obtaining degrees from Angelina College, Stephen F. Austin State University, and Texas A&M University. Henderson is the President of Fortis Title Group which owns and operates three title companies throughout the East Texas area. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Rebecca McIlveene Henderson. They are members of Lufkin’s First Baptist Church where Hall serves as a deacon and trustee and Rebecca serves as Director of the WeeCare program. Hall and Rebecca have two sons, George and Charlie that love the Panthers. Hall currently serves on the board of East Texas Behavioral Resources, Angelina Roadrunner Foundation, Lufkin Host Lions Club, Lufkin Association of Realtors, Lufkin High School Alumni Association and Lufkin/Angelina County Economic Development Partnership.