Dr. Joe Langley has announced his candidacy for the Waxahachie Independent School District Board of Trustees in the upcoming spring election.

Langley previously served on the WISD Board of Trustees, and served eight years as board president.

“I believe that the recent additions of younger community leaders to the WISD school board have been a very positive development,” Langley stated in his announcement.

“I also believe that the injection of the new ideas and new perspectives that have been brought to the board needs to be complemented with experience.

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Coleman Langley has provided valuable experience over these past years. Her decision to not seek re-election will mean the loss of her experience and leadership,” he stated. “I feel that my past experience can serve to replenish the loss of the capabilities and knowledge that she has contributed to the WISD Board of Trustees.”

Langley has served as pastor of Park Meadows Church in Waxahachie since its founding in 1986. He has served on numerous WISD campus and district boards and has more than 150 hours of continuing education credit in school board policy and governance.

He has also served on the boards of the Waxahachie Foundation, YMCA, M.A.D.D. and Partners in Education and is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors for Project HandUp, an international nonprofit corporation working to promote health and hygiene in East Africa.

Langley is a published author and holds to post graduate degrees.

His wife Cheryl recently retired as an educator, having served WISD for 23 years. Their son Josh is a 1999 graduate of WHS.