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Courtney Runkle


Single-Member-District 3
Current Trustee Term Runs May 2024 to May 2027

Courtney Runkle was first elected to the board in 2021. A Hays County resident for nearly 20 years, Courtney has developed a strong connection to the district and its residents. She has a deep-rooted passion for students, academics, CTE programs, Fine Arts, and athletics; and prides herself on being an advocate for all students in Hays CISD.

Courtney is a proud mom to two boys and a dedicated wife to her hardworking husband. Together, they have built a loving home in the Sunfield community. Their eldest son is a graduate of Johnson High School, while their youngest son is a proud 8th-grader at McCormick Middle School. Additionally, she has a niece who is currently in kindergarten at Sunfield Elementary.

Recognizing the importance of community involvement, Courtney has volunteered in various capacities for both the community and Hays CISD. She has actively participated in multiple school PTAs, served on Campus and District Leadership Teams (CLT and DLT), contributed to booster clubs, and dedicated her time to the zoning committee and Facilities and Bond Oversight Committee (FBOC). Most recently, she served on the Hays CISD Education Foundation Board, further demonstrating her commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for students.

Professionally, Courtney works as the manager of a law firm, overseeing attorneys, paralegals, and other legal staff. Her experience in managing a team and handling complex responsibilities has equipped her with valuable skills that she brings to her role as a school board member. She is committed to ensuring that every student receives a high-quality education and has the opportunity to thrive in a supportive and nurturing environment.

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