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 highlight Amy Foster-Muñoz, Goodson Middle School sixth-grade teacher, who was her campus’s Spotlight Teacher in the 2016-2017 school year.
How long have you lived/worked in Cypress-Fairbanks?
I have lived here for eight years and worked here for six years.
Why are you so passionate about being a part of the Cypress-Fairbanks community?
Cy-Fair is a wonderful dynamic and welcoming community. This is a place where people of all backgrounds come together to serve the community and each other. The people of Cy-Fair love the area and the community. CFISD in particular continues to be a leader at the state and local levels, working to provide a very wide variety of services to its students and families.
How has Cypress-Fairbanks ISD impacted you, your family or your business?
My family is very involved in CFISD. This is my sixth year as a teacher for CFISD, and I’ve had the blessings to learn so much from my fellow teachers, DIs, and principals. I have taught theatre, speech, and am now working as a sixth-grade World Cultures teacher. Last year I was honored to represent my campus (Goodson MS) as a Spotlight Teacher. I’ve received my Horizons certification, and am always awarded a wide variety of professional development opportunities. More than that, I also have two children in elementary in CFISD. I’ve gotten to see how elementary schools grow children as learners and individuals. I’ve seen the kinds of opportunities provided for them and how hard the teachers work to see them excel. Finally, my youngest two children attend the Barker ELC, an amazing and warm place that have gone above and beyond to make my children feel welcome and loved. It’s been amazing to see CFISD from these three different perspectives and to see how important the district is in the life of my family.
What piece of advice would you like to give to Cypress-Fairbanks ISD students?
Don’t fear failure. Fear of failure will hold you back more than any lack of knowledge or skill ever could. We become so caught up in keeping up the appearance of forever being smart, successful and fashionable that we sometimes hesitate to venture into new and unexplored territory. Take a risk, and remember failure is the first necessary step toward success! When you were born you didn’t know anything at all! Look at all you can do now, you would never have grown so much and come so far if fear was holding you back.
What’s your favorite thing to do, see, eat or experience in our community?
Take advantage of campus activities! Schools host book fairs, festivals, fun runs, fall markets, sporting events, family nights and so much more! I love to see the community and the school come together and spend time enjoying the sense of belonging that is so unique to this community. I love to eat at Tea for Two, Sushi Choo Choo and Skip’s Farm.
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!