Twomey's resignation will be effective Oct. 20.
At the meeting, trustees approved a motion to begin accepting applications to fill the vacancy left by Twomey. Officials noted applications will be reviewed by a committee and submitted to trustees for approval at the board’s Dec. 14 meeting.
Once appointed, the individual selected to fill the vacancy will hold the position until it is up for election in May 2023.
Twomey, who was first elected as trustee in May 2019, said she is stepping down to pursue new professional opportunities with her family in Oklahoma.
“Several months ago, if you would have asked me if there was any chance that I’d be moving out of Humble ISD, I’d have said no,” Twomey said. “Even though I’m a professional writer, the words escape me.”
Twomey thanked each individual member of the board, noting she was proud of the work she has helped accomplish as a trustee, including the creation of a permanent home for the Guy M. Sconzo Early College High School, the district’s transition to a campus-based career and technical education model, and the addition of private health insurance offerings for district employees and their families.
Prior to becoming a trustee, Twomey spent 10 years as a law professor, where she taught courses on legal research and writing, contract and legislative drafting and interpretation, and Texas civil procedure.
“Mrs. Twomey has been relentless in her research,” HISD Superintendent Elizabeth Fagan said. “No matter what assignment the board has given her, she takes it seriously and she elevates it to the next level. She makes sure the work is excellent and worthy of her time and of this board's, and I have felt so lucky to have her."
Position 1 trustee Robert Sitton echoed Fagan’s sentiment.
“You came onto this board, and your enthusiasm to learn was second to none,” Sitton said. “The growth that I’ve seen in you over the last two years as a trustee has been phenomenal. ... Wherever you go and whatever you do, my family wishes nothing but the best for you and your family.”
Applications to fill the Position 6 trustee vacancy will be accepted until Nov. 2.