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Re-Elect Anne Sung: The Best Choice for Strong Schools

Anne Sung is the HISD School Board Trustee for District VII. Elected in  2016 to fill an unexpired term, she faces re-election in November 2021 for a second four year term. 

Anne is a proud graduate of local public schools including Askew Elementary School, TH Rogers Middle School, and Bellaire High School. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics. She also earned master's degrees in physics and public policy, also from Harvard.

While a physics undergraduate at Harvard, Sung co-founded the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament, now one of the most prestigious high school math contests in the country. She fell in love with education as a young Teach for America teacher in the Rio Grande Valley.

Returning to her hometown of Houston, Sung then taught at Davis (now Northside) High School and at Lee (now Wisdom) High School, where she taught physics and chaired the science department, and was named 2011 Teacher of the Year.

Sung serves on the boards of the SPARK Park Program, the Texas Association of School Boards, and OCA-Greater Houston, an APA civil rights organization. She is also former president of the New Leaders Council Houston Chapter, was an American Leadership Forum Fellow, and coach of the Texas American Regions Math League team. 

Sung was previously Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Project GRAD Houston, which helps students in low-income neighborhoods develop and achieve their educational aspirations for college and career and was former Director of Strategic Planning and Public Policy at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. She and her husband have one daughter who attends her zoned HISD school.

As an experienced educator, scientist, policy expert, and mother, Anne Sung is a tireless advocate for strong schools in every neighborhood.

Since joining the HISD school board in 2016, Anne has:

  • Strengthened HISD audit standards and good stewardship of taxpayer dollars. As a result of my on-going work as a lead member of HISD’s audit committee, HISD’s entire internal audit department became fully staffed and certified by the Institute of Internal Auditors this year.
  • Improved early education, adding teacher assistants to HISD pre-K classrooms and increased instructional time for kindergarten students

  • Fought to make HISD teacher salaries competitive with neighboring districts so we can retain strong teachers in every classroom

  • Promoted careful stewardship of taxpayer dollars as a member of the board's budget committee, so that the district can make the smart investments we need for all students to succeed

  • Worked actively with parents to improve schools to meet student needs across District VII 

  • Represented Houston ISD on the Texas Association of School Boards as the HISD master trustee

  • Served on the HISD board monitoring and policy committee, developing the board's governance and oversight systems to ensure equity and excellence in all HISD schools

  • Led HISD's Special Education ad-hoc committee, bringing together parents, teachers, principals, and special education experts and advocates to oversee reform of the district's Special Education services

  • Championed students in all HISD decision-making, to ensure that all students, including English learners and students with disabilities, are set up for success

  • Championed literacy across the district and district collaborations with the United Way and the City of Houston to establish systems of support for community schools

  • Maintained a low tax rate

 


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