I moved to Texas in 1976, at the age of six, and after living in five different states. I was raised in the Houston area. My husband and I moved to Pearland in 2000, shortly after our first child was born. Both of my parents had moved to Pearland before I did, and my mother was working as the head of the math department at PHS. Being the child of a teacher and a professor, I’ve always known the value of education, and just how much goes into providing it. I consider my two sons to be PISD success stories. Julian, age 20, graduated in 2018 in the top 8% of his class at Dawson, and is on academic scholarship in the Honors College at Rutgers University, beginning his junior year on the Dean’s list. Adrian, age 17, is an upcoming senior at Dawson and hopes to attend University of North Texas to study anthropology and music.
I’ve watched Pearland grow from 30,000 people when I first arrived, to quadruple its size. In that time, I’ve been proud to witness the changes that led to Pearland being named the second most diverse town in the nation (after Sugar Land.) We have seen amazing accomplishments from the rapidly growing district, and we have had our share of growing pains. Having witnessed the evolution in the district as a parent, a volunteer, and the daughter of a teacher, I am eager to further serve PISD to help us grow to sit comfortably in our new role are a large, diverse district with outstanding ratings, and to be prepared to deal with the new challenges our kids face.
I have a degree in Psychology and worked in the building materials industry until late 2003, when I was lucky enough to be able to quit work to stay home and oversee my kids’ upbringing and education. I spent many of my children’s younger years volunteering in the schools, almost always in something related to reading. I led a group to copy and compile a set of readers for the first grade classes at the brand new Massey Ranch Elementary. I volunteered for three years with the STEP program. I volunteered at the Rogers library for two years, and whenever one of my sons’ teachers welcomed it, came to the classrooms and read to the students on a weekly basis, providing background to the literature and supplemental books to lend the students. I also served on the board of the Massey Ranch PTA as the head of the Health and Safety committee.