Kristin and her husband, Shannon, have lived in Fort Bend for over 17 years. Their three daughters, Abigail, Sarah and Hannah, attend Fort Bend ISD schools, one at Heritage Rose Elementary School and two at Baines Middle School. With her three children, Kristin has experienced all aspects of education in FBISD including the regular education curriculum, the gifted program, and special education and related services. “Having experienced the vast differences in the way my three children learn and are educated in Fort Bend schools, I bring a unique perspective to the Board. I have worked within the schools and partnered with teachers to help create and implement personalized education plans, customized assignments and modifications to curriculum for my own children. I would like to bring this along with my other experience to the Board of Trustees to help all children in Fort Bend ISD.”
Kristin’s other experience includes 18 years of legal experience as an attorney practicing intellectual property litigation, business torts, contract, and special education law. Along with her husband, she also founded a non-profit organization called “Father’s Joy”, which supports families who have children with disabilities. Through Father’s Joy, Kristin has organized, planned and provided educational training, workshops and conferences for educators, parents, attorneys and medical professionals in the areas of differentiated instruction, inclusive education best practices, curriculum modifications and accommodations, special education law, positive behavioral supports, delivering a diagnosis of Down syndrome, and other topics.
Kristin’s volunteer work has extended into Fort Bend ISD and its schools. Kristin stepped up in 2010 as the founding PTO president of Fort Bend’s brand new elementary school, Heritage Rose Elementary. Kristin continued as PTO president for three consecutive years. She also developed and led fundraisers at Heritage Rose, including creation of a community-wide carnival that benefitted the students at the school. She has served as a leader in many capacities in her children’s schools and at the district level, including serving on the FBISD Parent Advisory Council and the FBISD Steering Committee for Facilities Planning as well as attending FBISD legislative breakfasts and board meetings. Kristin also serves as a FBISD Mentoring Program volunteer.
Kristin’s record demonstrates her passion for education and service in Fort Bend. Kristin desires to continue her service on the Board of Trustees, “Fort Bend ISD is a part of my family’s everyday life. I look forward to helping make every school in the district a place where all children receive the highest quality education and enjoy going to school."