Mr. Abernathy has served on the JISD Board of Trustees since 2002. He has enjoyed being a part of a leadership team that has helped to increase academic rigor and expand curriculum offerings. He has also helped the district improve campus safety measures, increase the fund balance, and develop an environment that has evoked an increase in enrollment.
He and his wife, Marla, have a daughter, Jaylie, who graduated from Jefferson. She attended Jefferson Schools from Kindergarten through the 12th grade. Jaylie is a graduate of Texas A&M University. Currently, she is continuing her education at LaTourneau University.