Sam and Ann Roach are both from long-time Frisco families who have been in the area since the late 1800s. They were the second generation of their families to attend Frisco schools, and they both graduated as class valedictorians. They cherished their childhood in Frisco and were committed to continuing to make it the best place it could be for young people.
Sam Roach served four terms on the Frisco ISD Board of Trustees from 1978 to 1990. He was president for seven of those years and vice president for one. He has also served for 13 years on the Collin County Community College District Board and has been its chairman for almost 5 years. He has served as a member of the Collin County Community College Foundation Board 15 years. In addition to these educational roles, he has been a significant part of the economic development of this area, dramatically influencing our school system through his service on the Frisco Economic Development Corporation for 8.5 years and as its president that entire time.
Ann Haggard Roach worked as an assistant teacher in a Montessori school for 11 years and served as a volunteer school nurse in FISD for many years. She was also a lifetime member of the PTA.
Sam and his late wife Ann were active supporters of the schools and raised children - Jill Roach Beaver and Rusty Roach - who value education and are committed to service as well. All five grandchildren are also attending Frisco schools.