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Board of Trustees

Hughes Springs ISD School Board

Van Hall Board President

Van Hall, President of the Board, was elected to the Board in May 2010. He and his wife, Donna have 4 children that are HSISD graduates, Mandi, McXie, Hayden, and Hunter.  Van is employed by AEP.



Phillip Chapman


Phillip Chapman, Secretary of the Board, is the owner of East Texas Investments. His wife, Melanie, is Vice President of Human Resources for Pilgrim Bank. They have two children Jessica who is a HSISD graduate and Jason who is currently enrolled in HSISD.



Deanna Putman

DeAnna Putman is a retired educator who worked in various roles in education.  DeAnna is a 1979 graduate of Hughes Springs High School.  Her husband Mike is also a graduate of Hughes Springs High School and is a local businessman.  Their two daughters are Hughes Springs alumni. Amy is a third generation educator and Erin works in Business.  DeAnna and Mike has two grandchildren currently attending Hughes Springs Elementary, Jack and Allison. "It's a Great Day to be alive and a Mustang".


Matt Golden

Matt Golden is a HSISD alumnus with a business in Texarkana, the Matthew Golden Law Firm. He and his wife Leah, who works as a staff attorney at the U. S. District Court,  live in Hughes Springs with their children, Noah, Aubrey and Eli, who are student Mustangs in Hughes Springs Schools.


Billy Willis

Billy Willis, Vice-President of the Board, was elected to the Board in May 2011.  He is employed at Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in Texarkana.  He and his wife Tiffany are the parents of Kaycee and Kaylee, both HSISD graduates.


Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson joined the board in 2020.  Robert is the Shop Foreman for Innovations Through Design.  Robert is married to Kristen, who is an HSHS graduate.  Robert and Kristen have two children, Shae’Leigh and Kylar, both who attend HSISD.


Colin Marchand

Colin Marchand was elected to the board in May 2024. Colin is employed with The First National Bank of Hughes Springs. He is married to Payton, who is an HSHS graduate. Colin and Payton have three children – Parker, Nelson, and Penny.