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Larry Mike, Arlington ISD trustee
Posted in on June 17, 2024

Get to know Larry Mike

Last month, the newest member of the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees was sworn in, and we wanted to give you a chance to get to know him.

New Place 3 representative Larry Mike is a family law attorney and drug/DNA testing business owner.

〉What are your ties to the Arlington ISD?

My ties to Arlington ISD are both professional and personal. I’m committed to ensuring that every child receives the educational opportunities they deserve, just as I did growing up in similar circumstances. This commitment is strengthened by my plans to raise my future children within this community, ensuring they and all children here benefit from a first-rate education.

〉Why did you want to be on the school board?

I joined the school board to make a tangible impact on our educational system. With my background of overcoming economic hardships through education, I’m driven to ensure all our students have the support they need to succeed and thrive in an ever-evolving educational landscape.

〉Are you nervous at all?

Yes, I am somewhat nervous; it’s only natural when carrying such significant responsibilities. However, these nerves fuel my dedication to carefully weigh and make the best decisions that will benefit both our children and the broader community.

〉Why now?

Now is the time because our district is at a crucial point where the decisions we make can significantly shape the future of education here. My unique experiences and insights are particularly relevant to the current challenges and opportunities we face in education, making this the ideal time to contribute effectively.

〉What are you most excited about?

I’m most excited about the opportunity to directly influence positive changes that enhance our educational programs and support services. Being able to contribute to initiatives that empower teachers and engage the community is particularly fulfilling.

〉What are the biggest issues you think the district faces?

The district faces several key challenges, including adapting to changing educational needs, managing resources effectively to support both learning and safety, and enhancing engagement among students, parents and the community. Addressing these issues is critical to improving outcomes for all our students and ensuring they are prepared for the future.