Statements of Support

Haley Bell
Director of Development, Turn Center

I have served alongside Katharyn on several community projects and witnessed her unique ability to listen, unite, and inspire. Katharyn selflessly gives of her time and talents, whether it’s advocating for education, improving our communities, or pouring into young professionals. She has been instrumental in Canyon ISD’s growth and will continue to work in the best interest of CISD students, families, teachers, and staff.

Russell Lowery-Hart
President, Amarillo College

Katharyn Wiegand is THE definition of a servant leader. She has been an incredibly effective school board member. As a mom herself, Katharyn has demonstrated a keen ability to advocate for students from the viewpoint of a parent, employer, and taxpayer. She listens, connects, and leads with heart.

Dawnette Snell
Retired Teacher, Canyon ISD

I support the re-election of Katharyn Wiegand to the Canyon ISD Board of Trustees. Her proven experience as a leader in business is an asset to the school district. She is deeply committed to the students, teachers, and parents. I urge you to support her re-election.”

Scott Caldwell
, Canyon ISD Parent

As a Canyon ISD parent, I am proud to offer my full support for the re-election of Katharyn Wiegand to the Canyon ISD School Board. Her unwavering commitment to providing an environment that promotes our students’ future success while practicing good stewardship of taxpayer dollars is exactly what our school board continues to need.

Bud Joyner
President Emeritus, Amarillo College

I have long admired Katharyn Wiegand's commitment to service and community. I have worked many years with her, including her time with the Amarillo Area Foundation and the Bivins Foundation. I admire and appreciate her talent, energy, and total dedication to providing and improving opportunities for others, and I wholeheartedly support her willingness to continue service on the Board of the Canyon ISD.

Dyron Howell
Founder, Snack Pak for Kids

I have worked with Katharyn for over 12 years on numerous projects that impact the community. She always puts the interest of the community or others ahead of any agenda. We need leaders like Katharyn who are willing to listen and lead regardless of the situation.

M. Keith Brown
Major Gift Officer, West Texas AM University

Public schools are critical to the success of any community. Katharyn Wiegand’s experience in our community and her work helping other area communities succeed make her an obvious choice to continue leading Canyon ISD. She is one of the most passionate professionals with which I have ever worked. We need her fervent optimism and genuine leadership to continue leading CISD through our unprecedented growth

Anette Carlisle
Amarillo College Regent, Former Amarillo ISD Trustee

I knew Katharyn would be an excellent school board member before she even ran, and her years of service have proven that. She understands her governance role as a board member, and knows an excellent education is the path to success for the students of Canyon ISD. Stakeholders can trust that Katharyn is working hard to meet the needs of the community by connecting with local voices, evaluating student outcomes, and staying on top of legislative actions. Katharyn Wiegand will continue to serve with excellence when re-elected to the CISD board of trustees.

Dr. Paul Matney
Former President, Amarillo College

Canyon ISD is respected and admired by many. Excellent opportunities for students, outstanding facilities, dedicated faculty, student success and supportive administrators all combine to build strong community support. That SUCCESS doesn't happen without a strong and effective Board of Trustees. That's why I'm pleased Katharyn Wiegand is running for re-election to the CISD Board of Trustees. Katharyn's experience, knowledge, leadership and dedication will help CISD and its students continue to be successful.