• A School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a group appointed by the school district to serve at the district level. Members of the SHAC come from different areas of the community and from within the school district. Texas law (Texas Education Code, Title 2, Subtitle F, Chapter 28, Subchapter A, §28.004) requires the establishment of a SHAC for every school district. SHACs are required to meet at least four times each year. 

    SHACs assist the districts in ensuring that local community values are reflected in health education instruction. Additionally, SHACs play an important role in strengthening the connection between health and learning. They can help parents and community stakeholders reinforce the knowledge and skills children need to stay healthy for a lifetime.

    Silsbee ISD School Health Advisory Council for the 2020-21 school year

    School Employees

    • Michelle Hardy, RN, Health Services Coordinator/Co-Chair
    • Jeff Burnthorn, Executive Director of Secondary and School Services
    • Tricia Brooks, Finance Director
    • Cynthia Barnes, Laura Reeves Counselor
    • Tonya Ivins, Federal Programs Secretary
    • Carla Fikes, Silsbee Elementary Counselor
    • Bonnie Kitzmiller, Food Services Clerk
    • Katie Whigham, Silsbee Elementary Teacher/Coach

    Non-School Employees

    • Greg Garrett, Co-Chair/Parent
    • Gaylynn Gibson, Hardin County Health Department
    • Shantel Parker, Parent
    • Danny Reneau, Silsbee Bee Publisher
    • Christina Richard, Hardin County Health Department
    • Shaunde Smith, Parent
    • Sonja Kelley, Chamber of Commerce