Omar Landrum was sworn in as a Melissa Schools board member at Monday night’s regularly scheduled December board meeting. He now holds Place 5 on the Board of Trustees.
“I am very honored and excited to be a part of the MISD Board of Trustees,” Landrum said. “I have always believed everyone has a role to play in the growth of our children. I will do my best to help our children reach their maximum potential. #TEAMMELISSA”
Landrum was joined at the meeting by his wife, Kim, and their two children: Jason, a junior at Melissa High School who plays football, powerlifts, and runs track, and Brooklynn, a fourth grade student at Melissa Ridge Intermediate who plays golf and enjoys crafting. Both kids are active in the youth ministry at church.
Landrum earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Southern University at New Orleans. He has worked for 18 years in law enforcement, and is currently a crash reconstructionist, crisis negotiator, and police motorcycle instructor.
Landrum is a military veteran of the Louisiana Army National Guard, for which he served in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He was formerly on the Board of Directors for Bishop Perry Middle School in New Orleans and enjoys playing golf and riding motorcycles.
For more information about the Melissa Schools Board of Trustees, please visit www.melissaisd.org/board.
Media Contact: Maddie Coe, Community Relations