The Magnolia ISD board of trustees voted unanimously Sept. 11 to approve the appointment of Jordan Blake to Position 7, which was left vacant last month after 11-year trustee Chuck Adcox stepped down. Blake will serve the remainder of his term, which ends May 2024.

Two-minute impact

According to his biography, listed on the MISD website, Blake is a 2002 graduate of Magnolia High School. He first moved to the area with his family in 1999. Here are some facts about MISD's newest trustee:
  • He has three degrees including a bachelor's in business administration, a master's in business administration and a master's in healthcare services management.
  • Blake is a licensed nursing facility administrator. He has spent most of his career in the senior living industry.
  • His two daughters both attend schools in the district.
What they are saying

"It is exciting to have a homegrown Magnolia graduate giving back to the community through his service on the board," Superintendent Todd Stephens said.

Looking back

Blake is replacing Chuck Adcox, who resigned from the board in August after serving MISD for 11 years. According to district officials, during his tenure Adcox has;
  • Been a part of designing two bond packages voters approved in 2015 and 2022.
  • For the 2022 bond referendum, he was an advocate for building three new schools and expanding programs for career and technical education, Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps and the Ag Barn.
  • He was also part of the bond defeasance program, which according to the district has saved taxpayers over $56 million in interest and savings.
In their own words

"The leadership, integrity and the wisdom that [Chuck] has brought to this board has made a huge difference in who this board is," Stephens said. "It has been a wonderful experience to get to know him and his family."