Ted Beard was elected to the Longview ISD board in 1998 and has served in various capacities, including assistant secretary, secretary, vice-president, and president.
Beard earned a bachelor’s degree in human services from Letourneau University and now works as a technical expert and an equal employment opportunity counselor for the Social Security Administration. He is a retired sergeant major from the United States Army and a combat veteran of Desert Shield/Storm and Iraqi Freedom.
Beard was appointed to the TASB Risk Management Fund Board in November 2007 and currently serves as chair. He is a 2012 graduate of Leadership TASB and a past president and current member of Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members.
He and his wife Rosalind are the parents of three sons and two daughters.