Cleveland Lane, Jr.



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      Cleveland Lane, Jr.

      Cleveland Lane, Jr. will run for Position 1 in the 2023 Cypress Fairbanks ISD Board of Trustees Election and drew the No. 3 ballot position.

      Position 1, Ballot Position 3

      YEARS IN CFISD: 20
      Stone Gate 
      OCCUPATION: Faculty and Administrator at Prairie View A&M University 
      SPOUSE: Perla J. Lane 
      CHILDREN: 3 children, Jayla Lane, 20, 2021, Ranch High; Jada Lane, 13, Spillane Middle, Cleveland Lane III, 12, Spillane Middle 

      Why did you choose to live in CFISD?

      My wife and I chose to live in CFISD because, as students at PVAMU, we watched the district grow and its commitment to excellence. We also found it to align with the small-town family values from which we grew up. As an educator, I participated in academic and social activities in the school district before having children. Our interaction with teachers, residents, and community leaders made this our HOME to raise a family. 

      Are you currently a CFISD volunteer? If so, what school(s)?

      Yes, Spillane Middle School

      Have you been a CFISD volunteer in the past (include years)?


      List your participation in CFISD school and/or district parent clubs, business partnerships and/or committees.

      Men of Honor and 1000 Guys in Ties
      (10 year relationship)
      Watch D.O.G.S.
      Mentoring program in CFISD
      Field Day Parent Support
      Career Days and College Days for High Schools
      Middle School and High School Choir Supporter

      Include any other areas in which you have supported CFISD not included in previous question.

      CyFair Ravens Football and Cheer
      Max Velocity Elite Track Club
      Y.M.C.A., Girls and Boys, Flag football and basketball
      Legacy State of Mind College Prep

      List local organizations in which you currently participate, including offices held.

      First Metropolitan Church, Member, Youth Sunday School Teacher
      Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Member

      Considering your skills and talents, what positive contribution would you make as a member of the Board of Trustees?

      25+ years of educational experience
      B.S. Biology-Prairie View A&M University
      M.S. Biology- Prairie View A&M University
      PhD. Curriculum and Instruction- Texas A&M University-College Station
      20+ years’ experience with middle and high school STEM programs
      20+ years’ experience with large budgets, faculty, and facility development
      20+ years’ experience working with diverse communities
      20+ years’ experience with grant and curriculum development
      20+ years working with K-12 teachers

      What are the responsibilities of the Board of Trustees?

      As stated by the Texas Association of School Boards, the responsibilities of a trustee are to ensure accountability, fiscal stability, and shared visions and goals are adopted to maintain student achievement and the district's growth. In addition, to be a community liaison, a person willing to listen to the community's needs about education. 

      What role do positive trustee relations on the Board play in affecting student success?

      The vision of positive trustee relations on the Board affects student success by providing an image of collaboration, communication, and community support. Each of these life skills we want students to process, they need to effectively work with individuals from different backgrounds through communication and collaboration. 

      What critical challenges face the district, and what are possible solutions to address those issues?

      Critical challenges that face the district are (1) Superintendent selection, (2) Teacher Salary and Support, and (3) Opportunity for All. The board and community need to select a superintendent with experience in working with a growing diverse community and student body to develop global learners. I will work to increase the salary of teachers and support staff to offset the rise in inflation and health care. 


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