Harris County Department of Education

  • Vice President of the Board of Trustees for HCDE from January 2013 to May 2014, when I did not seek re-election
  • Elected in 2008 as County School Trustee, at large position 5 with over 577,000 votes
  • Served as liaison for Head Start Policy Council
  • Served as liaison for Educational Foundation

Professional Background

  • Principal of Southwest Speech, a private practice in speech and language pathology
    Speech/language pathologist who has served students in public and  private schools, pre-schools, Head Start and Birth to 3 programs, as  well as other settings, such as nursing homes, skilled nursing  facilities and long term acute care hospitals
  • Instructor in speech pathology at University of Houston

Professional and Charitable activities

  •  Houston Association for Communication Disorders – former president
  • Texas Speech Language Hearing Association – former vice president
  • Texas Speech Language Hearing Association PAC – Board Member
  • Anti-Defamation League – Board Member, 2016 Vice Chair of the ADL Civil Rights Committee


  •  Columbia University – Master of Science
  • Syracuse University – Bachelor of Science

Political Activities

  •  Former precinct chair and precinct judge
  • Co-founder and former president of Meyerland Area Democratic Club
  • Former Steering committee member of Annie’s List
  • Sustaining member of Harris County Democratic Party and Texas Democratic Party
  • Member of several local Democratic clubs
  • SDEC SD 17 Committee Woman

Texas Association of School Boards

  • Legislative Advisory Council for Texas Association of School Boards
  • Served 2nd term on the Legislative Advisory Council for the Texas  Association of School Boards, a position elected by the other school  Board members of Region 4