Place 6 - Doug Noell



Doug Noell is a 7th generation Texan who graduated with a degree in Economics from Texas A&M University where he held leadership positions in the Corps of Cadets and the Texas Aggie Band. After college, he worked for a healthcare insurer and then moved on to a rewarding career as an information systems and business process consultant. He retired from Dell Services (formerly Perot Systems) in 2010. Since then, he has had the privilege of being a stay-at-home dad.

Noell and his wife Courtney moved from Dallas to Grapevine in 2001 because they enjoyed the character of the community and because of Grapevine-Colleyville schools' excellent reputation while supporting a diverse population. They have one son who is now at Grapevine High School. 

Noell is in his first term on the GCISD Board of Trustees. During his time on the board, GCISD has won numerous awards and continues to excel academically and in extra-curricular activities.  Further, GCISD has twice earned the distinction of being a Dallas Morning News Top 100 Places to Work (2018 and 2019) and the Board of Trustees won the Texas Association of School Boards Honor Board award in 2018 (winning over Texas' other 1100+ school districts) and was a finalist in HEB's Texas School Board of the Year (2019).  Noell attributes these board awards to each board members' singular focus on doing what is best for our students, teachers and community.

During his son’s enrollment in GCISD schools, Noell has volunteered extensively.  He has actively participated in each school's Dads’ Club including serving as the Cross Timbers Middle School Grateful Dads President.  He has also served on PTA executive boards at Timberline, Glenhope, CTMS and GCISD's Council of PTAs in various roles including treasurer and president. He was awarded the Glenhope Elementary PTA's Friend of Children award (2016) and the CTMS PTA's Honorary Lifetime Member award (2019).  

Additionally, he served on the Campus Excellence Committees at Glenhope and Timberline. He is also on the executive board for SAGE (Supporting and Advocating for Gifted Education), served on the 2016 GCISD District of Innovation Committee, and completed the 2016-17 GCISD Leadership Academy. He has also volunteered in numerous other roles at our schools and has even been a home room "mom."  

Outside of our schools, Noell has volunteered as a baseball and soccer coach for many seasons, co-managed a Destination Imagination team, served his neighborhood as homeowners’ association president, served on the Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers board of directors, the Grapevine Parks and Rec Board and volunteered for GRACE, local road racing events, lake clean-up projects, Habitat for Humanity, the Special Olympics and 6 Stones CPR.  He is also a member of the Grapevine Rotary Club.