My name is Roy Vela, and I’m seeking re-election to the Mission CISD Board of Trustees Place 1. I’m currently the Vice President of the School Board. I’m 42 years old, and was born in McAllen, but raised in Mission. Monica Vela and I have been married for over 21 years. She is a Health Science Teacher at Juarez-Lincoln High School in the La Joya School District. We have two children, Michael Antony Vela, 20, who attends UTSA, and Evelyn Deseree Vela, 13 who attends Rafael Cantu Junior High.
My parents are Rogelio Vela & Ester E. Vela. I have one sister, Melinda Barrs. I graduated from Mission High School in 1994 and from UTPA in 2005 with a Major in Kinesiology and a Minor in English. I’m currently employed by Driscoll Health Plan as a Provider Relations Representative.
I have a passion to serve and give back to the community and school system I attended that has given so much to me. The gratification I get in return is seeing all the smiles on the students’ faces when I see them in the schools, assemblies and even on the Friday Morning Rallies. We have come a long way, and have made significant progress over the last four years. In my opinion progress and improvement is success, and with that said, I humbly ask for your vote on May 5th for Place 1.