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Place 5 - Jim MacKay

Photo of Jim MacKayJim MacKay was elected to the Leander ISD Board of Trustees in November 2016. Jim has been involved with public education for more than twenty years; serving in numerous capacities including the Campus Site Based Committee at Vista Ridge High School, School Health Advisory Committee, stadium announcer, booster club president, PTA President, boundary committee, camp counselor and more.

MacKay is also a Military Training Instructor in the United States Air Force Reserve and has been serving on active duty since May 2014. In this role he is responsible for classroom and field instruction of basic training recruits as they transition from civilian to warrior Airmen of character. Prior to that role MacKay was a certified firefighter and medical first responder with the Texas Air National Guard. In his civilian role, Jim is a Regional Sales Manager in the Public Safety industry.

Jim is nearing completion of his Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University as well as Associates Degrees from the Community College of the Air Force. Additionally, MacKay is a certified Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Coordinator, Suicide Awareness facilitator and airman resiliency facilitator.

Jim and his wife, Jan, live in Cedar Park and have an organic ranch where they raise chickens, turkey, duck and ultra-farmed Tilapia. They are preparing to bring an aquaculture farming operation on line in the near future.

They have two children: a son who graduated from Vista Ridge in 2016 and a daughter who is a sophomore at VRHS.

Send email to MacKay at Jim.Mackay@leanderisd.org.
To communicate with the entire board, email governance.team@leanderisd.org.
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