KARW General Meeting

 

KARW is proud to provide the State of Humble ISD, with Superintendent, Dr. Elizabeth Fagen and Humble ISD Trustee President, Martina Lemond-Dixon.
They will provide updates on the start of the 2021/2022 school year and bond projects.

 

 

Thursday, August 19

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Chimichurri's South American Grill 1660 W Lake Houston Pkwy, Kingwood, TX 77339 

 

Speakers:

Superintendent, Dr. Elizabeth Fagen

Humble ISD Board President, Martina Lemond-Dixon

Cindy Siegel Harris County Republican Party Chairman

 

Dr. Elizabeth Fagen

Humble ISD Superintendent

Teacher. Leader. Parent. Those three words characterize Dr. Elizabeth Fagen, who joined Humble ISD in July 2016 as Superintendent.

Born and raised in Iowa, Dr. Fagen was the daughter of a public school educator. Naturally, she spent many evenings and weekends with her mother at school events. “Education is something that is a part of who I am, and really always have been,” Dr. Fagen said.

Despite positive experiences as an educator’s daughter, Dr. Fagen did not initially plan to be a teacher. She thought she wanted to work in medicine. An unexpected job opportunity from a university dean to teach a college biology lab changed her life forever.

“At the time, I was a Pizza Hut waitress, so I was super excited about the idea that I would get paid to teach,” Dr. Fagen said. “Once I actually taught, I realized that education is in my heart. It’s in my soul. It’s who I am. It’s what I wanted to do, and I immediately switched to be an education major.”

She earned her bachelor’s degree from William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and her doctoral and master’s degrees and her education specialist degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

She spent the first 12 years of her career in Iowa. Beginning as a high school biology and chemistry teacher, she progressed into positions as associate principal, principal, and executive director of high schools. Ultimately in Iowa, she became Associate Superintendent of Des Moines Independent School District.

Dr. Fagen then spent the next 8 years of her career as a Superintendent, serving the Tucson Unified School District in Arizona and the Douglas County School District in Colorado. Each position strengthened her understanding of meeting student needs.

“I’ve worked in the very poorest county in Iowa. I’ve worked in Douglas County, which is one of the most affluent counties in Colorado,” Dr. Fagen said. “I’ve had a really wide experience – urban, suburban, rural, and all of those have really helped me learn and grow as a teacher, and as a leader also.”

In 2016, Humble ISD’s reputation for outstanding schools that serve the whole child attracted her to the district.

“I am not only an educator and a superintendent, but also the parent of children in my own district,” Dr. Fagen said. “That’s very important to me. I feel like being a parent has made me a much better teacher and leader.”

As a leader, Dr. Fagen believes each community is unique and that is why her top priority as Humble ISD’s Superintendent is to listen, learn and build relationships. “I don’t come to the table saying “Hey I’m here. I’ve got all the answers. Let’s get started doing the stuff I want,” Dr. Fagen said. “ I just don’t think that’s leadership. I equate it to the way we work with children. Children are unique. There’s not a one-size-fits-all approach that works for every single child, and I feel the same way about my role and my position. ”

 

Martina Lemond Dixon

Humble ISD School Board President

Martina Lemond Dixon is a graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and Louisiana State University with a post-baccalaureate in construction management and a master's degree in education.

Martina has served on the Lake Houston Family YMCA Board, the Humble ISD Education Foundation Board, and on the Humble ISD PTA Council’s Executive Board. She was the Leadership Lake Houston 2014 Class President, which is a program sponsored by the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce. She was elected to the School Board at the American Community School in Abu Dhabi in 2008. She has 13 years of teaching experience in public schools, eight of which were in Galena Park ISD.

Martina lives in Kingwood with her husband, Scott, and their four children, daughter Cassidy, a graduate of Howard University, son Alec, a junior at The University of Alabama, daughter Sydney, a 12th grader at Kingwood Park High School, and son Ian, an 10th grader at Kingwood High School. She and her family have lived in Humble ISD for 22 years. As an interfaith family, the Dixon’s are members of St. Martha Catholic Church and Lakewood Church.

Martina is the current Board President. She is the chair of the Board and Superintendent Evaluation Committee and serves on the Building and Planning Committee and the Finance Committee and as the TASB Delegate Annual Meeting representative.

 

Cindy Siegel

Harris County Republican Party Chairman

Cindy Siegel is a long-time conservative Republican grassroots activist, who has worked to support the Republican Party and get conservative candidates elected to office.  Cindy has a long history of serving within the Party and auxiliary Republican groups.  Cindy was recently elected as Harris County Republican Party Chairman to fill a vacancy.  Prior to that Cindy has served as Treasurer, Vice-Chair and as a Precinct Chairman within the Harris County Republican Party.    Cindy ran for Congress in 2020 coming in second in a five way primary.

Cindy is the immediate past President of the Greater Houston Council of Federated Republican Women.  She served as the Texas Federated Republican Women’s District Director for Senate District 17 for four years.  She is a two-term past president of the Magic Circle Republican Women’s Club.  Cindy has served as a delegate several times to the Harris County Republican Senatorial Convention and the Texas Republican Party State Convention.

She also served as the Mayor of the City of Bellaire for 8 years and a Bellaire City Councilman for 6 years.  

Cindy is a Certified Public Accountant with 35 years of experience. She owns a public accounting firm that provides accounting and tax services for small businesses and individuals.

Please note the location change. Our General Meeting will be held at Chimichurri's. Lunch will be paid to the restaurant. Online payments for lunch will no longer be accepted. 

Chimichurri's South American Grill 1660 W Lake Houston Pkwy, Kingwood, TX 77339 

Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 11 AM CST – 1 PM CST

Price: Free · Duration: 2 hr

 


 

 

 

 

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