Anne Sung is the HISD School Board Trustee for District VII. Elected in 2016 to fill an unexpired term, she is seeking 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 corps member in the Rio Grande Valley. As a Physics Teacher Resource Agent with the American Association of Physics Teachers, she provided professional development to physics teachers in south and central Texas.
Returning to her hometown of Houston, Sung then taught at Davis (now Northside) High School and 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 AAPI civil rights organization. She is also former president of the New Leaders Council Houston Chapter and an American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow.
Sung has previously served as Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Project GRAD Houston, a non-profit helping students succeed in college and career, and as Director of Strategic Planning and Public Policy at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. She and her husband have one daughter who attends an HISD school.
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