Sue’s Experience

Houston is Sue’s home, and she wants to see it thrive. That is why she has dedicated her life not just to raising her own children, but also to working to make the world in which she raises them into a better place. For more than 20 years, she has worked in various capacities in education advocacy, community engagement, and program development. Sue’s experience has been driven by a deep commitment to serving students so they can achieve their greatest potential.

Volunteer Experience

  • Active voice at the state and local levels advocating for effective policies and funding for public education
  • Communications Committee Chair for Arts Access Initiative, expanding arts education to all K-12 students in HISD
  • Parent Representative, HISD’s District Advisory Committee
  • Board Member, Houston Center for Literacy (Houston City Council Appointee)
  • Community Ambassador, Raise Your Hand Texas (2013-2014)


  • Guest panelist and speaker with local education organizations including Rice University, University of Houston, Children at Risk, Teach for America, and Save Texas Schools
  • Organized and moderated forums on School Finance and Building Community Strength for Education Policy Change at United Way and a symposium for educators of at-risk students in former North Forest ISD

Op-ed contributor on education issues for the Houston Chronicle

Community Leader

  • Founding Board Member, Braeswood Super Neighborhood Council (2012-2016)
  • Board Member and President, Woodside Civic Club (2010-2015; President 2013-2015)
  • Board Member, New Leaders Council – Houston (2015-2017)
  • Fellow, American Leadership Forum Class XLIII
  • Fellow, New Leaders Council – Houston (2015)

Engaged Parent
Consistent volunteer at her children’s elementary, middle, and high schools. Her roles have included:

  • Compliance Officer
  • Legislative Liaison
  • Middle School Liaison
  • Parent Advisory Committee Chair
  • Publicity Chair
  • Room Parent
  • Odyssey of the Mind Coach