Eagleton resigns; Crosby School Board reorganizes

Board President Tanya Eagleton moving; resigns

CROSBY – Last month the Crosby ISD Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of Board President Ms. Tanya Eagleton. During a Special Called Meeting, Ms. Eagleton announced she is moving out of state for a new career opportunity.

In an emotional message, Ms. Eagleton said, “It’s been a great journey. We’ve had good times, and we’ve had bad times. Through it all, we stuck together. I feel the District is in such a great place right now. We have a wonderful Superintendent. We have an amazing Board. I feel like I have accomplished my mission as a Board member for Crosby ISD. … I will forever be a Cougar. This is my home. This is my love. This is now. But now it’s time for me to move on.”

After Ms. Eagleton’s message, Superintendent Paula Patterson and fellow Trustees thanked Ms. Eagleton for her 13 years of service to the students and staff of Crosby ISD.

Superintendent Patterson later added: “Ms. Eagleton has been a champion for the children of our Crosby / Barrett Station communities for more than a decade. Her tenure on the board included challenges and triumphs. Her time as Board President involved making major decisions while navigating the pandemic and the unprecedented learning challenges it presented. Despite some setbacks, Ms. Eagleton’s passion to serve never wavered, and she always put the students and staff of Crosby ISD first. We know this personal decision was difficult, and we thank Ms. Eagleton for her commitment to Crosby ISD. We wish her well in this next chapter.”

Karen Thomas appointed to open position

Crosby, TX (March 28, 2022) – At the board meeting on March 28, the newest Crosby ISD Board of Trustees member took the Oath of Office. Ms. Karen Thomas, of Barrett, was appointed to fill the vacant seat in Single Member District 1. Ms. Thomas will fill the remainder of the term through November 2022. The Board of Trustees voted to appoint Ms. Thomas during a Special Called Meeting on March 21.

Ms. Thomas previously taught math at Crosby Middle School and coached freshmen volleyball at Crosby High School. Now, she is active in the Barrett Station community, where she is currently the Director of the Barrett Station/ Riley Chambers Community Centers, with Harris County Precinct 3.

Ms. Thomas was born in Baytown, TX to parents: Ernest St. Julian of Dayton, TX and Anita Edwards-St. Julian of Barrett Station, TX. Ms. Thomas attended Ross S. Sterling High School, graduating in 1995. After graduating from high school, she earned a track and field scholarship to attend Alcorn State University, in Lorman, MS. In 2000, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Studies with a concentration on Health Sciences.

After graduating from college, Ms. Thomas immediately went into the medical field as a Senior Research Coordinator for MD Anderson Cancer Center. After many years of working in research, she decided to change her career and become an educator.

Ms. Thomas taught 9th grade Biology, coached Varsity and JV Track and Field at North Shore High School in Galena Park ISD. She also coached Freshman Basketball.

At Crosby ISD, she coached Freshman Volleyball at Crosby High School and taught Math at Crosby Middle School.

Ms. Thomas has more than 20 years of combined work experience in the medical field, education, and her current work at the Barrett Station/Riley Chambers Community Centers.

Ms. Thomas has been married to Joshua Thomas Jr. of Barrett Station, TX for 13 years. Together, they have 3 children, Joshua, Madison, and Andrew Thomas.

Her hobbies include: community service, cooking, listening to music, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Her favorite saying is “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations,” by Dr. Mae Jemison.

We welcome Ms. Thomas, and thank her for her further commitment to the students and staff of Crosby ISD.