Trishiti is seeking re-election to the MISD School Board

Midland ISD School Board member John Trishiti III will run for re-election.

Trischitti is a board member of District 5. Currently, this district includes areas around Santa Rita Elementary School, Emerson Elementary School, San Gisinto High School, Goddard High School, Midland College Early College and the growing corridor of State Highway 349 in the Northeast Midland.

Trishiti is seeking his second term on the board, and announcing his intention to run, the CEO of the Fermian Basin’s literacy coalition said he would not seek another term on the MISD School Board in 2026.


“I look forward to continuing to serve the community and in the field I am passionate about, literacy and education,” Trishiti wrote.

Trishiti wrote that the last three years have been “one of the most significant in the history of Midland ISD.” He pointed to the Corona challenges and changes in leadership that “made improving the quality of education for our community students more demanding.”

“I support for life a quality public education, as a product of a public school myself and now send my children to a public school,” Trishiti wrote. “I have had children in MISD for the past 10 years and will continue to have a child in MISD until my youngest graduates in 2032. I want the best for all Midland ISD students.”

Trishiti brings his experience as a literacy lawyer to management. Not only is he in a leadership position with the Fermian Basin’s Literacy Coalition, but he is the former director of the Midland County Libraries. Under his supervision, the county began to change its Centennial and downtown branches. He was also named the Library Director of the Texas Library Association for 2014.

“It is important that the district continues to work closely with the MISD Education Foundation, local philanthropy, non-profit and faith organizations, businesses, local government bodies and community members to help ensure our change is successful for the benefit of students, parents and the community,” he wrote.

Trishiti wrote that he is a native of West Texas, a graduate of Lubuck Coronado High School and the University of Baptist Willand. He then earned a master’s degree in library science from the University of North Texas at Denton. Its roots in West Texas also include a short teaching period at Brownfield ISD.

In the Midland community, Trischitti has served on the boards of Basin PBS and Midland Airport. He has also previously won the Generous Award at the Rosalind Redfren Library and the Lighthouse Award from the Center for Nonprofit Management for Outstanding Corporate Leadership.

District 5 is one of three seats at the November ballot box. The others are District 3 and District 6.

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