I’m the proud parent of 3 kids – Addison (10), Blake (6), and Luke (9 months), and a husband of a former Humble ISD teacher, Jennifer, who now owns and operates her own education-focused small business. I am a CPA and work as a Tax Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston. Jennifer and I have resided within Humble ISD for over 10 years, first in Humble and now in Kingwood.
Since 2017, I’ve had the pleasure of serving as your Position 6 Trustee on the Humble ISD School Board. I applied to be appointed to the board following the resignation of the previous Position 6 trustee, Heath Rushing. The board selected me to take over Mr. Rushing’s position over 14 other applicants, citing my experience as a CPA with a business and tax background as key distinguishing factors.
As an Humble ISD trustee, I have served on the district’s Audit Committee, Board & Superintendent Evaluation Committee, Finance Committee, Legislative Committee, and as the board’s liaison to the Humble ISD Education Foundation, serving on the foundation’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. I have gained a tremendous amount of experience during my time on the board.
Just weeks after my appointment to the board, Hurricane Harvey devastated the area, creating significant challenges for the district, including where to house displaced Kingwood High School students and how to absorb nearly $100MM in damages without significant state or federal budget assistance. As a board, we made the difficult decision to temporarily combine Kingwood High School with Summer Creek High School, and Kingwood High School was repaired and operational in record time. The Hurricane Harvey response was one of the reasons why we were honored as the 2018 Texas School Board of the Year at the HEB Excellence in Education Awards.
In addition to Harvey, a big point of focus has been on the successful passage of the 2018 bond referendum which provides much-needed funds to build new schools and other district facilities, rebuild two older campuses, enhance district-wide technology and security, and renovate and update most schools to better suit the needs of students and other stakeholders. The bond referendum passed with almost 74% in favor, showing significant community support.