School Board

We are pleased to introduce the UT Tyler University Academy School Board.

Dr. Yanira Oliveras-Ortiz

Dr. Michael Odell

Dr. Dominick Fazarro - Pending Oath

Dr. Joanna Neel

Mr. Jeffry Kennemer

Tyler Parent Member 

Mr. Eric Semlear - Pending Oath

Longview Parent Member 

Mr. Daniel Rodriquez

Palestine Parent Member 

Dr. Wes Hickey

Faculty Advisor


Communications to the Board should be sent to

For information pertaining to the School Safety & Security Committee, please visit their page.

Public Comment

To register for public comment at an upcoming meeting, use the link provided on the individual meeting agenda.  The registration form will open when the agenda is posted and will close 24 hours prior to the meeting (1 hour prior for emergency meetings).

Upcoming Meetings

As of September 1, 2021, all meetings will be conducted in-person as the exemption for virtual meetings has expired.  We will offer live broadcasting for community members, but Board members are expected to participate in person.  All meetings are scheduled for 12:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted below.  Location will be noted on each agenda.


Thursday, July 9th, 2020 - RESCHEDULED FOR July 23RD

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 - Agenda - VideoMinutes

Monday, August 3rd, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. - SPECIAL MEETING - Agenda - VideoMinutes

Thursday, September 10th, 2020 - Agenda - VideoMinutes

Thursday, November 5th, 2020 - Agenda - Video - Minutes

Thursday, January 14th, 2021 - Agenda - Video - Minutes

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 12:45 p.m. - SPECIAL MEETING - Agenda - Video - Minutes

Thursday, March 4th, 2021 - Agenda - Video - Minutes

Thursday, May 6th, 2021 - Agenda - Video - Minutes


Thursday, July 8th, 2021 - RESCHEDULED FOR July 15th

Thursday, July 15th, 2021 - RESCHEDULED FOR July 26th

Monday, July 26th, 2021 - Agenda - Video - Minutes

Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. - SPECIAL MEETING - Agenda - Video - Minutes

Thursday, September 9th, 2021 - Agenda - Video

Thursday, November 4th, 2021 - RESCHEDULED FOR November 11th

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

Thursday, May 5th, 2022


Board Policies