As the third-largest school district in Texas and the largest employer in Northwest Harris County, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District impacts the lives of far more than the 115,000 students and thousands of teachers, employees and administrators across 88 elementary, middle and high school campuses and special program facilities that study and work within our walls. In fact, we’re proud that as a top-rated school district, the work we do within our school system extends beyond the schools and permeates within our neighborhoods and businesses, making the greater Cypress-Fairbanks community a better place to work, live, study and play. The Cypress-Fairbanks community excels because of our CFISD cheerleaders; the individuals and businesses that invest in and support our students and community at large.
Today, we are excited to highlight Julie Hinaman, a CFISD parent and member of the Community Leadership Committee.
How long have you lived/worked in Cypress-Fairbanks?
I have lived in CFISD for 14 years.
Why are you so passionate about being a part of the Cypress-Fairbanks community?
As a member of the CFISD Community Leadership Committee, I have learned just how important our school district is to the livelihood of the community. CFISD educates more than 98 percent of all school-aged children in the area and is the largest employer. Having a successful local school district maintains our property values and ensures that our community will continue to grow and be safe.
How has Cypress-Fairbanks ISD impacted you, your family or your business?
My children are receiving an exceptional education as CFISD students. While our local schools have met my high expectations from an academic standpoint, I also feel that my kids are learning compassion from the diversity of their classmates and by participating in community service activities. I feel that my children are being prepared for success after graduation.
What piece of advice would you like to give to Cypress-Fairbanks ISD students?
Take advantage of the many opportunities to learn new and different things at school. Challenge yourselves to take an AP class, try a fine arts elective, learn a different language, seek a leadership role in a school club or get involved in student government.
What’s your favorite thing to do, see, eat or experience in our community?
Our family enjoys seeing friends and neighbors at our favorite local Tex-Mex restaurant on Friday nights!
Interested in getting involved, being featured as an upcoming Cheerleader (or featuring someone who you think makes our district great) or in learning more about how Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District makes the larger Cypress-Fairbanks community a better place to work, live, study and play for all of us? Visit CFISDSpirit.com to cheer along with our team!