Dr. Joy Shaw
Dr. Joy Shaw
972-617-2941 ext. 4001
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Re-Election Year: 2022
Dr. Joy Shaw joined the Red Oak ISD School Board in 2010 and has served as the Board Secretary in the past. She has served as a Texas Association of School Board Delegate and on the Red Oak ISD Museum and 100th Birthday committees. Dr. Shaw is a PTA Life Member at both the state and national level. She served as Chairman of the Ellis County Child Protective Services and Red Oak Helping Hands Boards. Dr. Shaw is a school and hospital volunteer.
Shaw is a 1956 ROISD graduate and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of North Texas, a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Texas A&M – Commerce, and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She was an employee of Red Oak ISD for 35 years. She served the District as a Teacher, Coach, Bus Driver, Principal, and Director of Special Education. She received the Association of Texas Professional Educators’ Administrator of the Year Award at the Red Oak ISD District, Region 10, and State levels. Dr. Shaw has been a Red Oak Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year and Red Oak ISD Distinguished Alumni.
She and her husband of 61 years, James (Nick), an AT&T retiree, have 4 children. Deborah, a 1977 ROHS graduate, earned both Bachelor and Master Degrees from the University of North Texas and is currently a doctoral student at Texas Tech. She is employed as the Fine Arts Director for Midland ISD. Pamela, a 1979 ROHS graduate, has a Bachelor’s Degree from Stephen F. Austin University and a Master’s Degree from Texas A & M - Commerce. She is employed as a Reading and AVID teacher for Mesquite ISD. Rhonda, a 1981 ROHS graduate, earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Stephen F. Austin University and her Master’s Degree from Texas Woman’s University. She is a Math Instructor for Parish Episcopal. Scott, a 1983 ROHS graduate, attended University of North Texas and is employed as a Project Manager for a Dallas area construction company. Dr. Shaw has lived in the Red Oak community for all but 8 years of her life. Her parents, Wallace and Hazel Cockerham, moved to the Red Oak community in 1937. Her father served on the Red Oak ISD Board of Trustees for many years and her mother was a charter member of the first Red Oak ISD PTA. The Shaws are members of Red Oak First United Methodist Church.