Late trustee’s daughter appointed to Spindletop board

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Jefferson County Commissioners Court has appointed Edreauanna Fowler to the Spindletop Center Board of Trustees, taking the seat left vacant after her mother, Gladdie Fowler, who passed away on Dec. 4, 2020. Gladdie Fowler represented Jefferson County on the Spindletop Center Board of Trustees for 35 years.

“We are so pleased to welcome Edreauanna Fowler to the Spindletop Center Board of Trustees,” said Holly Borel, chief executive officer of Spindletop Center. “It is both heartwarming and healing to know that Edreauanna will be carrying forward the legacy of her mother, our former Board of Trustees Chair, Gladdie Fowler.”  

Fowler received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations from The University of Oklahoma, and she earned her Master of Education in Administration from Lamar University. She began her career in education in 2011 as a tutor and facilitator for Project ReDirect in Port Arthur ISD and she currently serves as a fifth grade science teacher at Lakeview Elementary School in Port Arthur.

Spindletop Center is a non-profit health care organization specializing in behavioral health care, programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and substance use services for each stage of life. The center serves more than 10,000 people annually throughout Jefferson, Hardin, Orange and Chambers counties and has campuses in Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange and Silsbee.