Bryan Murry, President
Bryan Murry was elected as a Midland ISD trustee in 2016 and represents District 7.
Murry was born and raised in Odessa and is a 1988 graduate of Permian High School. He was named Odessa Teenager of the Year in 1985. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from West Texas State (now West Texas A&M) in 1992 and received his CPA license in 1994.
Murry is the Controller at III N Investments, where he has been employed since 2000. He previously worked in public accounting and at an oil and gas company.
Murry is a graduate of Leadership Odessa and has been active in the Midland and Odessa communities, having served as Treasurer of Permian Basin Child’s Play; President, Vice President and Treasurer of the Ellen Noël Art Museum; President and Treasurer of the Lee High School Football Booster Club; and Treasurer of the Lee High School Baseball Booster Club. He has also served on the board of the Greater Midland Football League.
Murry is past President of the Greathouse Elementary PTA, former President of the Midland Council of PTAs and is a lifetime member of the Texas PTA. He has served on two school bond committees, an elementary school-naming committee and an Executive Director of Athletics selection committee.
Murry is married to Amy Murry, a teacher who has worked as an educator for more than 25 years. She teaches fourth grade at Fasken Elementary. They attend Stonegate Fellowship. Murry has three sons: Bryson, Brock and Britton — all of whom are Lee High School graduates. His stepdaughter, Lyndi, attends Abell Junior High.
“My vision for MISD is that we become one of the premier academic districts in the state of Texas,” Murry said. “We will promote a healthy, supportive culture that will, in turn, attract the best teachers and principals.”
District 7 is generally located in northwest Midland. Campuses represented by District 7 are Fasken, Parker and Greathouse elementary schools.
“Public education is a reflection of the community, and the community is a reflection of public education,” Murry said. “I want the best quality of life for all of us that are proud to call Midland home. In order to attract the best opportunities, we have to place a high importance on our public education.”
John Trischitti III, Vice President
John Trischitti III joined the Midland ISD Board of Trustees in 2019 as the representative for District 5.
Trischitti grew up in Lubbock and graduated from Coronado High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayland Baptist University in 2000 and received his Master of Library Science from the University of North Texas in 2009.
Trischitti served as Director of the Midland County Public Libraries from 2011 to 2019, and spearheaded the establishment of the Centennial branch during his tenure. He is currently the Executive Director of the Midland Development Corp., an organization that creates opportunities for businesses and individuals in Midland through economic development activities, outreach, education and support.
Trischitti is a former Texas Librarian of the Year and is a past receipt of the Rosalind Redfern Library Benefactor Award and Midland 20 under 40. He served on the Texas Library Association’s Bluebonnet Award selection committee and served on the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s Library Systems Act Board. He also serves on the city of Midland Airport Board and on the Basin PBS Board of Directors.
Trischitti is a TED Talk presenter on the social impacts of illiteracy. He is a frequent speaker and program presenter across the state on children’s literature and best practices on management and leadership.
Trischitti attends Golf Course Road Church of Christ. He has five children: Jay, Olivia, Dean, Charlotte and Paul — all of whom attend MISD schools.
“I am an example of the power that education can have on a life,” Trichitti said. “We need to find tools that break the difficult social and economic cycles we sometimes find ourselves in. Public education is the base for students to achieve potentially anything they want in life, and we need to provide the best possible education that equips them for success.”
District 5 is generally located in north Midland.
Campuses represented by District 5 are Early College High School, Emerson Elementary, Franks Elementary, Goddard Junior High and San Jacinto Junior High.
Katie Joyner, Secretary
Katie Joyner represents Midland ISD District 4 and joined the Board of Trustees in 2021.
Joyner is a Midland native and graduated from Midland High School in 2000, where she was part of the tennis team and yearbook staff. She received her Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003.
Joyner moved to Los Angeles the following year and worked in the entertainment industry. She served as a Drama Development Coordinator for NBC Universal’s Drama Development department, which is focused on creating new slates of fall television shows. Joyner also spent time working on the reality competition show “America’s Next Top Model” for the CW Network.
After becoming engaged to her husband, Dave Joyner, in Los Angeles, the pair moved to Austin, where Katie worked for advertising agency T3, where she held Dell Business as her main client. The Joyners moved to Midland in 2008, and Katie worked in project management for Veritas 321 Energy Partners until 2010, when the Joyners started their family.
Joyner is a mother of two, a philanthropist and has taught yoga for more than 10 years. She is a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she has been a vacation bible study chairwoman, served on the church’s nominating committee, served on its two-year visionary committee and helped host the women’s retreat. She is president of the Midland Memorial Hospital Forum Board, which introduces community members to the hospital’s infrastructure and helps them become community ambassadors.
Joyner served on the Midland YMCA board from 2008 to 2011. She has been a board member for the Southwest Oilman’s Tennis Tournament. Joyner also has been heavily involved with Bynum School, including service as co-chair for the school’s Smash Tennis Tournament.
Joyner and her husband are UT-Austin “Texas Exes.” They have two daughters: Fay and Willa. Katie’s parents, Bill and Kathy Wallace, still reside in Midland.
“Our children deserve schools that are safe and offer amazing academics and equal opportunities for success,” Joyner said. “All MISD alumni should be confident they’ll be ready for their next steps in life because they know they received a great education.”
District 4 generally extends from east Midland to southwest Midland. “District 4 is unique in that it covers a very wide stretch of the community, and I’m excited to serve such a diverse group of families and campuses,” Joyner said. “We have to provide children the opportunity to succeed in their pursuit of college, career or military service after graduation.”
Campuses represented in District 4 are Bowie Fine Arts Academy; Burnet, Lamar and Long elementary schools; Midland Alternative Program; and Sam Houston Collegiate Preparatory Elementary.
Michael Booker joined the Midland ISD Board of Trustees on Jan. 4, 2021, and represents District 1.
Booker has lived in Midland since he was five years old and attended MISD schools, including Goddard Junior High and Midland Freshman High School. He is a 2005 graduate of Midland High School, where he played wide receiver under football coach Craig Yenzer. He also played baseball for the Bulldogs under coach Barry Russell.
After graduation, Booker joined the Marine Corps. He served from 2006 to 2011 in the Motor Transport division and achieved the rank of corporal. He was stationed in San Diego and served one non-combat tour abroad. Booker also served as a reserve in Lubbock.
Booker credits his military service for being inspired to join the school board. “The Marine Corps strongly encourages all Marines to get involved in their communities, and I have taken this to heart,” he said. “I hope to serve District 1 with discipline, honor, honesty and integrity.”
Booker currently works as a supply chain manager for GR Energy Services, an oil and gas services company that focuses on completions, production and water management.
Booker attends True-Lite Christian Fellowship Church and serves as a member of its security team, known as the “sheepdogs.” He is vice president of the Royal Order, a touring-motorcycle and trike enthusiast club. He has been a football referee for more than a decade in the Midland-Odessa area.
He is married to Austin Booker and has four boys: Tylan, Tevan, Drake and Lincoln.
“My motivation is not just my own children, but all of the kids in MISD,” Booker said. “The young people in our community are our future. The quality of a student’s education very often sets the stage for success after graduation, whether that student wants to go to college or straight into a career. We owe it to all students and our Midland community to give kids a world class education that prepares them for success.”
District 1 is generally located in east Midland. “What’s very special about District 1 is that it’s a very diverse part of the MISD community,” Booker said. “I hope to succeed in being the voice for students, parents and teachers in my district. Part of my mission is to increase their involvement in our schools and our district. When we work together, we win together. Let’s deliver on our promise to our students today that they will be successful tomorrow.”
Campuses represented by this district are Ben Milam International Academy, Bunche Elementary, Carver Center, Coleman High School, Lee Freshman High School, Pease Communications and Technology Academy and Washington STEM Academy.Robert MarquezDistrict 2Robert Marquez has represented District 2 as a Midland ISD trustee since 2016.
Marquez was born in Pecos and raised in a farm community near Verhalen. He attended Midland High School and has lived in the Midland community for more than 40 years. Marquez attended Midland College, College of the Air Force and Troy State University at Hurlburt Field in Florida.
He served in the U.S. Air Force as an MH-53 Sikorsky Pave Low helicopter crew chief with the 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Florida. The MH-53 was developed for long-range combat search and rescue operations. Marquez was a senior airman and served for eight years.
Marquez has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 30 years. He is currently an independent oil and gas consultant.
Marquez is a parishioner at San Miguel Arcangel Catholic Church, where he has served on the church council, as a eucharistic minister and in Cursillo ministry. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and has been chairman of the Jamaica Festival. Other community involvement includes serving as secretary of the Lee football booster club and as a mentor at Bowie Fine Arts Academy. He also was a member of the ad hoc committee for the new construction of Bunche Elementary.
Marquez is married to Delia Marquez, an educator at MISD. He has two adult children and a stepdaughter. His four grandchildren attend MISD schools. His stepdaughter is a counselor at MISD.
District 2 is generally located in south and east Midland.
Campuses represented by District 2 are De Zavala Elementary, IDEA Travis Academy, Midland Freshman High School, Midland High School and South Elementary.
“My passion has been to unlock the God-given potential of everyone I come in contact with,” Marquez said. “I am here to promote the most effective learning environment and advocate for the best educational system in Texas, all while maintaining the most economic delivery model as required by our community.”
Tommy Bishop joined the Midland ISD Board of Trustees in 2006 and represents District 3.
Bishop was born and raised in Crane. He attended Sul Ross State University, where he played football and baseball for the Lobos.
Bishop retired from Chevron after 27 years with the company’s Exploration and Production division. Also worked as a safety and DOT manager at Bison Trucking, a division of Mammoth Energy. Bishop currently owns T-Bones Bar-B-Que & Catering.
Bishop has lengthy experience in public education service. He served on the Crane ISD Board of Trustees for 12 years, where he was Board President for two years. Bishop also spent four years as president of the Region 18 School Board Association. He is a member of the Texas Association of School Boards Buyboard Purchasing Cooperative.
Other community participation includes membership in 4-H, FFA, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the city of Midland 4B Board.
Bishop is president of the Royal Order, a touring-motorcycle and trike enthusiast club.
Bishop is a member of True-Lite Fellowship Church. He is married to Claudine Bishop, and they have three children: Nathan, Ebony and Jayde. He has one grandson.
“As a school district, we need to continue educating students for success in the 21st century and put a strong focus on academic progress on the STAAR test,” Bishop said. Every child has the opportunity to learn, and it’s up to us a board to provide them the tools they need to be successful.
District 3 is generally located in west Midland. Campuses represented by District 3 are Alamo Junior High; Bonham, Henderson, Jones and Yarbrough elementary schools; and Young Women’s Leadership Academy.Rick DavisDistrict 6Richard “Rick” Davis Jr. has served on the Midland ISD Board of Trustees since 2008. He represents District 6.
Davis grew up in Harlingen and graduated from Harlingen High School in 1978. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982 and his Juris Doctorate from the Texas Tech University School of Law in 1985.
After serving a one-year clerkship with the Supreme Court of Texas, Davis joined Midland law firm Cotton Bledsoe Tighe & Dawson. He left the firm in 2011 to become Vice President of Midland Energy and Petroplex Energy, two oil and gas exploration and production companies. In 2018, he became general counsel for BTA Oil Producers.
Davis helped found the Pro Bono Legal Clinic at Casa de Amigos. He is a four-time West Texas Legal Services Pro Bono Attorney Award winner. Davis is a founding board member of the Midland County Library Foundation. He is a former trustee, an elder and deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Midland; a Leadership Midland graduate; a former board member and past president of the West Texas Make-A-Wish Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midland.
Davis is a former board member of the city of Midland’s Football and Baseball Complex Development Corp. He and his wife, Karen Davis, were the 2018 recipients of the Centers for Children and Families’ Harriet Herd Founders Award for Community Service. He is currently a member of the Educate Midland Leadership Team and the Priority Midland Steering Committee.
During Davis's term as President of the Board, MISD adopted the Lone Star Governance model, a best practice in the state, and has been named a Mentor District for its successful application. One aspect of Lone Star Governance is rigorous goal-setting and performance measurement.
Davis has a son, Jordan; a daughter-in-law, Sara; and two daughters, Taylor and Mills — all of whom graduated from Midland High School.
District 6 is generally located in west and central Midland. Campuses represented in this district are Abell Junior High, Bush Elementary, Fannin Elementary, Lee High School, Rusk Elementary and Scharbauer Elementary. The Midland College Advanced Technology Center, where MISD Career & Technology Education students attend classes, is also in District 6.