Namesakes

Virginia A. Myers Elementary School

The first woman to serve as President of the Northside Board of Trustees, Virginia Myers was dedicated to her children, her community, and her career.

Myers was born on July 25, 1934 in Parkersburg, West Virginia and was the youngest of four children. After graduating from West Virginia University in 1956 with a degree in history, Myers pursued her love of research and analysis and began a career as a contracting officer for the Air Force. She later became the highest graded woman in contracting at Kelly AFB.

While her three children were young, Myers left her career for several years to be a full-time mother to her three children and served on the PTAs of Sunset Hills (Glass) Elementary School, Neff Middle School, and Holmes High School.

She was elected to the Northside Board of Trustees in 1981 and made history in 1990 as the first woman elected President of the NISD Board of Trustees. As Trustee, she helped passed three bond issues and secured better teacher salaries and implemented tough discipline policies to improve the teacher workplace. She was instrumental in developing fiscally responsible budgets and served as a unifying force between the District, city, and county officials. She increased dropout prevention services and was the driving force in developing innovative programs like Health Careers High School and Business Careers High School. She served on the Board until 1995

Myers retired from civil service in 1993, then joined Texas Management Associates, a company that offers engineering and technical services to the Air Force.

In 1990, the San Antonio Express-News named Myers the Outstanding Woman in Volunteer Service.