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Marble Falls ISD appoints former student to school board vacancy

Kevin Virdell was appointed to the Place 7 seat on the Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees. Courtesy photo

Kevin Virdell was appointed to the Place 7 seat on the Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees. Courtesy photo

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Independent School District trustees tapped a 1997 Marble Falls High School graduate to fill the vacant school board seat.

The board appointed Kevin Virdell to the Place 7 seat during a meeting Aug. 29. In July, Kelly Fox stepped down from the Place 7 seat after announcing she was moving out of the school district.

“I’m grateful to the board of trustees for appointing me to Place 7 to serve our community as a board member,” Virdell said. “I am humbled to be part of the team and look forward to continue to build on the fine work our district is doing for our children.”

Virdell comes from a family with strong educational ties to the Highland Lakes. His mother, Diane Virdell, was a Marble Falls High School counselor for a number of years, and his father, Micky Virdell, was a principal in the Johnson City Independent School District and coached in a number of other communities as well.

His wife, Jennifer, is the lead teacher for the MFISD +18 Transition House, which provides further educational opportunities and vocational training for high school students with learning disabilities who have graduated from but haven’t reached the age of 23.

The Virdells have two children: Kenley, a second-grader at Marble Falls Elementary School, and 4-year-old Kamryn.

“The MFISD board and administration welcome Mr. Virdell and appreciate his willingness to serve with his wisdom, time and many other talents,” MFISD superintendent Chris Allen said.

Virdell is the Burnet branch president of First State Bank of Central Texas.

editor@thepicayune.com