Anne's Reforms & Accomplishments
Anne Sung is using her experience to reform HISD to bring an excellent education to every child in every school. Since joining the board in 2017, Trustee Sung has led reform efforts in HISD in her first term on the board, actively engaged in developing stronger governance, budgeting, and student-centered education for HISD.
Getting Results for Students
Anne has brought the HISD board and new superintendent together to focus on college readiness, career and technical education, and special education goals. In 2017, Anne Sung helped lead the board’s governance work to set ambitious targets for college readiness, career and technical education, and special education. Since then, Qualifying AP exams (3+) have increased by 10%. Students earning industry-recognized CTE certifications have increased by 300%. High-quality IB programs have expanded to Memorial Elementary and Wisdom High School. Special education reforms include timely student evaluation and expanded dyslexia services, and oversight of IEP goal progress.
Educating the Whole Child
True education is more than preparing for standardized tests. Anne has worked to bring fine arts, social and emotional supports, and wraparound services to schools to improve students’ academic and personal growth.
Responsible Stewardship of Taxpayer Dollars.
As a member of the board’s audit committee, Anne Sung has overseen reform of HISD’s internal audit department, which in 2020 received the highest “Generally Conforms” rating from the Institute of Internal Auditors, and implementation of Legislative Budget Board recommendations to improve budget efficiency.
Anne Sung made both academic and operational expertise a priority in HISD’s superintendent search. HISD’s new superintendent, Mr. Millard House, brings prior expertise as a turnaround principal, Chief Operating Officer, and superintendent, and will update the district’s business and financial operations to ensure the highest ethical and professional standards.
Competitive Teacher Salaries
To deliver top-quality instruction, HISD must make HISD teacher salaries competitive with neighboring districts. Anne Sung has successfully fought to raise teacher salaries by over $6,000 over the last 5 years.