McKinney ISD board of trustees appoints Philip Hassler as new Place 2 representative

Philip Hassler was sworn onto the McKinney ISD’s Board of Trustees during a Feb. 25 meeting. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Philip Hassler was sworn onto the McKinney ISD’s Board of Trustees during a Feb. 25 meeting. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Philip Hassler was sworn onto the McKinney ISD’s Board of Trustees during a Feb. 25 meeting. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Philip Hassler was appointed to the Place 2 position on the McKinney ISD board of trustees during a Feb. 24 special board meeting.

Hassler is replacing Kenneth Ussery, who was elected to Place 2 in May 2017.

Ussery announced his resignation from the board during an
August 2019 board meeting after he moved outside of the Place 2 district. He has been able to serve on the board while a new member was identified, in accordance with the Texas Association of School Boards' regulations.

“I am honored and excited to join the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees,” Hassler said in an email. “Former Place 2 Board Member Kenneth Ussery wonderfully served the community, and I am humbled to be stepping into his place.”

Hassler, who has been a McKinney resident since 2016, said he and his wife chose the chose McKinney as a place to raise their family because of its “superb schools.” He currently has two children enrolled at MISD, one in elementary school and one in high school.


“I look forward to joining other board members in serving the students, teachers, staff and administrators of McKinney ISD,” Hassler said.

The Place 2 seat encompasses property north of US 380 with a section south of US 380 that runs east of Stonebridge Drive, west of Hardin Boulevard and north of McKinney Ranch Parkway.

Hassler was officially sworn in during the board's Feb. 25 meeting.
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By Emily Davis

Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August 2018.


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