CFISD seniors participate in 24th annual Board Shadowing Project

April 16, 2018

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CFISD high school students observed the roles of Board members and administrators during the CFISD Board Shadowing Project at the formal Board of Trustees meeting April 16. Pictured, from left, are Tom Jackson, Board member; Deric Childress Jr., Cypress Creek High School student; Roy Sprague, chief of operations officer; Grace Pena, Cypress Ridge High School student; Dr. Deborah Stewart, associate superintendent of human resources and student services; Debbie Blackshear, Board member; Nafisa Ahmed, Cypress Ranch High School student; William Peterson, Windfern High School student; Christine Hartley, Board secretary; Dr. John Ogletree, Board president; Monique Spruill, Cypress Springs High School student; Dr. Mark Henry, superintendent of schools; Denise Shaffer, Cypress Falls High School student; Stuart Snow, chief financial officer; Jeryn Demeterio, Cypress Lakes High School student; Roy Garcia, associate superintendent of school administration and leadership development; Grant Marconi, Langham Creek High School student; Bob Covey, Board vice president; Khari Keaton, Cypress Woods High School student; Don Ryan, Board member; Angelo Gonzales, Jersey Village High School student; Dr. Linda Macias, associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction and accountability; Darcy Mingoia, Board member; and Teresa Hull, chief of staff.

April 16, 2018—The CFISD Board of Trustees recognized 11 high school students who participated in the 24th annual CFISD Board Shadowing Project during the regularly scheduled meeting on April 16.

The project pairs students with CFISD Board or administrative team members, allowing them to observe firsthand the functions of the Board of Trustees.

The following students participated in the Board Shadowing Project:

Student

High School

Board Meeting Representative

Job Description

Denise Shaffer

Cypress Falls

Dr. Mark Henry

Superintendent

Monique Spruill

Cypress Springs

Dr. John Ogletree

Board President

Evan Ortiz

Cy-Fair

Bob Covey

Board Vice President

William Peterson

Windfern

Christine Hartley

Board Secretary

Angelo Gonzales

Jersey Village

Darcy Mingoia

Trustee

Nafisa Ahmed

Cypress Ranch

Debbie Blackshear

Trustee

Deric Childress Jr.

Cypress Creek

Tom Jackson

Trustee

Khari Keaton

Cypress Woods

Don Ryan

Trustee

Jeryn Demeterio

Cypress Lakes

Stuart Snow

Chief Financial Officer

Roy Garcia

Associate superintendent of school administration and leadership development

Grace Pena

Cypress Ridge

Roy Sprague

Chief of Operations Officer

Dr. Deborah Stewart

Associate superintendent of human resources and student services

Grant Marconi

Langham Creek

Teresa Hull

Chief of Staff

Dr. Linda Macias

Associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction and accountability

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Dr. John Ogletree (right), Board president and Monique Spruill, Cypress Springs High School student, take a selfie following the formal Board of Trustees meeting April 16. CFISD high school students observed the roles of Board members and administrators during the 24th annual CFISD Board Shadowing Project.

“Politics is in my future and this is a step on the way,” said Deric Childress Jr., a Cypress Creek student. “I want to go the legal route…but seeing things from this side is amazing. I would have never thought that individuals like the Trustees put in so much time and energy to things like this. It’s a lot of work in order to run a school district of 116,000 students.”

Added Grace Pena, a Cypress Ridge student: “Being very driven, I know we all really like to get involved and know how things work. Things like this really peak our interests even more than other things do and it opens so many doors to get involved by showing us what all is out there for us to do in our district.”

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