As her first term comes to a close, HISD Board President and District IV Trustee Paula Harris took the time to update the Forward Times on the state of the school district, District IV, and on what she hopes to accomplish as she seeks re-election for a second term. Harris, 47, was elected in 2007. She became president of the school board in January.
“I’m passionate about public education because public education was my ticket to success, as it was for my community, my family, and I know it is the ticket for our children,” said the Sunnyside native and Community Affairs Director for Schlumberger. Harris graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering.