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GALVESTON, Texas - May 12, 2020 - Long time Galvestonian, Ann Masel, will be officially appointed to the Galveston ISD Board of Trustees on Wednesday, May 13. The Regular School Board Meeting at 3904 Avenue T begins at 6:30 p.m. at which time Masel will be sworn in.

Masel will be appointed as trustee for District 5-E, which will be vacated by Dr. Matthew Hay. The term expires in November, 2020. “Both of my sons have families and children who are or will be students of GISD.  Currently, one grandson is at Oppe Elementary School and another is at Austin Middle School. I look forward to my tenure on the Board,” says Masel.

Originally from Houston, Masel has called Galveston home for 46 years. She spent time in the classroom as a math teacher before becoming a certified public accountant in 1972.  In addition to practicing accounting as a partner at Ham, Langston and Brezina, LLP, Masel is currently a member of UTMB President’s Cabinet Awards Committee, board member of Congregation B’nai Israel, member of Grand Opera House Endowment Committee, commissioner of Galveston Housing Authority, and volunteer at many other local civic organizations. 

Galveston ISD is a public school district in Texas that serves more than 7,000 students. It’s 12 Schools of Choice campuses consist of traditional and theme based schools, charter schools, STEM programs, magnet schools, and a mega-magnet high school established in 1884. The district’s mission is to Educate, Engage and Empower EACH student for a life of Excellence. To learn more, visit

Island of Excellence. World of Opportunity.

Billy Rudolph