November 2018 – November 2022
Elexis Grimes has lived in Leander Independent School District for the past 11 years with her husband, Lyle, and two sons. As a mother, she watched her oldest son, Caleb, enter into Leander ISD as a 2nd-grader at River Place Elementary and graduated from Leander High school in June. Her youngest son, Joshua (Class of 2026), entered into 5th grade this year at Deer Creek Elementary. She remains very passionate about their education. Grimes is seeking to serve the Leander ISD in order to achieve academic excellence with a balanced approach to parent and community collaboration.
Grimes graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management. Before moving to Austin, Grimes taught classes in the Travel and Tourism department at El Paso Community College. As a young single mother, Grimes learned the value of hard work while going to college, raising a son and working full time.
In 2017, Grimes completed the Financial Leadership LISD program and served on the Leander ISD 2017 Bond Advisory Steering Committee. Currently, she serves on the LISD Bond Advisory Committee which was formed to review the status of bond projects, bond related expenditures, and bond project schedules and timelines. In order to keep the district moving forward, Grimes believes she can have a greater impact on policies as a Trustee.
We have amazing teachers, parents, and students in LISD, and Elexis Grimes wants to empower teachers to teach, parents to parent and students to learn.