Last updated: October 14, 2018
Dr. Debbie Emery
Elementary School No. 51 is named after Dr. Debbie Emery, who retired from CFISD in 2008 after 30 years in public education.
Emery began her career teaching in Aldine ISD’s Inwood Elementary for two years, then came to CFISD in 1978. She served nine years at Lieder Elementary as a fourth- and fifth-grade teacher, librarian and assistant principal; then as principal at Bane and Metcalf elementary schools and Truitt Middle School. She served as assistant to the superintendent and as associate superintendent of school administration and human resources for six years.
Emery was active in professional organizations, serving as president of the University of Houston College of Education Alumni Board. She was also a member of Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and Delta Kappa Gamma.
Emery and her husband, Karl, have a son, Scott, who is a graduate of Cypress Falls High School.
Emery Elementary will encourage and challenge all students in an individualized, positive, and secure environment where students are engaged and motivated to learn, so that they can live and work successfully in an ever-changing society.
The Emery PTO meets on a regular basis. The organization funds cultural arts activities and field trips, organizes volunteers, sponsors various student events, and conducts fund-raisers, which have provided technology, landscaping, books, and playground equipment.
For more information, please contact Christie Horgan.
President - Terri Alley
VP Membership - Kelly McMahon
VP Volunteers - Lucy Lopez
Treasurer - Andi Wilson
Partnerships with the community are vital in order to strengthen instructional outcomes for all students. We would like you to develop a collaborative relationship with us that will foster long-term student achievement ... one that offers opportunities for all students ... making a difference together. For more information, please contact Myrthala Fischer.