Sheri Samson
Long time Mineral County School Board member Donna Glazier was honored at her final meeting after 23 years of serving the district.

At the final school board meeting of the year held at Schurz Elementary School, Donna Glazier, who’s term ends Jan. 2017, was honored for her 23 years of dedication to the Mineral County School District, serving as a school board member and board officer.

Glazier is known as an active local realtor, as well as a community advocate who remains involved in many avenues of local county growth and action, including the current economic development board. Her service to the school system spanned so many years, she admits to seeing a vast change in the school system and in the administration staff, which included her husband, Joel Hodes, who served as a well-known educator and principal serving the Schurz community until his unfortunate death in 2006 from an airplane crash. The Schurz Elementary School office was dedicated and named in Hodes honor.

Glazier was raised in the Schurz community as her family ran a store along the main highway, where she worked as a child growing up. She was involved within the traditions of the tribe, always living within tribal land where her children were locally raised.

Under her involvement with the school board, she has seen both elementary schools built, participated in bonds being passed and has supported the staff, students and educational system with her time, efforts and donations. Glazier also served over the years as the Mineral County Board liaison within the Nevada Association of School Boards, which required separate meetings in Reno and Las Vegas, aside from her local involvements. Her dedication was honored with a plaque, many thanks and her retired name plate. Current School Board President Keith Neville and Superintendent Walt Hackford congratulated Glazier for all the accomplishments made under her dedication and volunteering efforts.

Also honored, but not in attendance, was Mark Nixon for his continued service on the School Board. A sincere thanks was given from Neville and Hackford for both of these individuals who stepped up to serve the students of this county within this capacity for so many years.

“It isn’t easy to find someone to serve as they have, especially for as long as they gave their time. It requires many hours of dedication, a full commitment and can be a thankless job, but these are two special community members who served us well by going above and beyond the call. Our school system has truly benefitted from their hard work,” Hackford stated.