My Commitments to You
- I pledge to ensure that every decision I make as a board trustee is in the best interests of the 41,000 students we serve.
- I pledge that every dollar we allocate has a direct, measurable outcome that serves our students, teachers, and the learning environment.
- I pledge to represent you, as taxpayers, citizens, and parents, with integrity, transparency, and honor.
- I pledge to listen when you speak and to respond when questioned and to represent you proudly every day.
Fiscal Responsibility: I have managed multi-million-dollar program budgets and contracts. I understand the complexities and restrictions associated with local, state, and federal funding sources. I am committed to the district’s strong fiscal management and am prepared to address fiscal issues with the citizen’s best interests in mind.
Education Champion: I have been active in education advocacy, in support of the region’s public education institutions and at the national level. My involvement as a member of the University of Houston Clear Lake College of Education Deans’s Advisory Board, member of the Houston Community College Chancellor’s Business Champions Council, and past involvement with national organizations such as Change the Equation and the Semiconductor Industry Association provided opportunities to advocate for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education pathways and support student success across public education. I am committed to represent our children’s best interest in every way possible.
Community Volunteer: I am an active volunteer within the district and enjoy opportunities to read to elementary students, support multiple campus PTAs, and have participated in formal programs like Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students). Prior to running for the board, I worked closely with Brookwood Elementary School administration and staff as a parent representative to evaluate a Two-Way Immersion program that started in 2017-18. I also participated in CCISD’s Citizens Facility Advisory Committee which examined and recommended a list of prioritized capital projects to meet the District’s needs – shaping Clear Creek ISD’s Bond 2017. I am committed to listening to your concerns and to representing you within District 3, throughout CCISD, and across the entire community.
Leadership: In my current role at NASA JSC, I am the director of the External Relations Office at NASA Johnson Space Center. I am responsible for leading, integrating, and amplifying the work of a team of 145 civil servants and contractor employees in the areas of employee communications, digital media, public affairs, public engagement, STEM engagement, legislative affairs, exhibits, and university collaboration. I work collaboratively across the team to advance timely, strategic, coordinated, and consistent communications and products. By maintaining regular interaction and dialogue, I establish and foster timely, honest, and transparent lines of communication. I am committed to building and sustaining CCISD’s leadership role in Texas’ public education; and to ensuring every child is prepared for a productive role in society and that every teacher is supported to achieve their goals.
Collaboration and Teamwork: Early in my career I was the program manager responsible for Texas Aerospace Scholars, a program funded by the State of Texas, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Rotary NASA and implemented by NASA to increase the number of Texas students pursuing STEM degrees. I have had opportunities to direct programmatic funds for K-12 STEM programs at school districts and non-profits, as well as universities to increase the number of students completing electrical engineering degrees. Through piloted preservice educator programs, I worked with universities to increase the integration of technology into their STEM instruction for preservice educators. I drafted and negotiated terms of TI’s largest, single corporate funding commitment of $5 million to Plano Independent School District, which established Plano’s STEM Academy High School. I am committed to reach our lofty educational goals through strategic partnerships, collaboration, and community engagement.