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LaTonia Arris

Place 5

Elected May 2016; 2016-2019

Latonia, originally from Honey Grove, relocated to Fannin County in 2014. LaTonia and Randy have been married 22 years and have three boys that attend Bonham ISD. She volunteers as a project leader for the Fannin County 4H Club by educating kids on Healthy Lifestyle Choices, Consumer Decision Making and Community Service.

LaTonia obtained an Associate of Applied Science from Temple College and became a registered nurse in 2000. In 2002, she graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a certification in Medical/Surgical Nursing and in 2005 earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing and a Nursing Education Certification also from UTA.  LaTonia later obtained a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama in 2015.  She currently serves on three Nursing Advisory Councils: Texas A&M University-Commerce, Grayson College, and Paris Junior College.

"I believe our future is determined by our youth. Educators are given a huge responsibility of molding our youth to fit the expectations of our society, and are often times given standardized methods to achieve these unrealistic goals. Our children are not standardized. They are unique and should be treated as such."

"Our educators deserve our support. This support should not only come from the school board that governs their practices, but also from the community and individual family units. I hope to help change the current culture of entitlement and negativity to one that embraces our students' individualism and cultural differences, presents education as a positive endeavor and, most of all, empowers our educators."

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