District VIII representative will lead trustees for coming year
Members of the HISD Board of Education elected District VIII Trustee Juliet K. Stipeche as president at their February board meeting Monday.
Stipeche was first elected to the board to finish an unexpired term in 2010, then re-elected to a full term in 2011 to represent the East End district where she grew up. She has been serving as first vice president of the board this past year.
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A Houston native, she was the valedictorian of her graduating class at HISD’s High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, and went on to receive an academic scholarship to Rice University. There she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, policy studies, and religious studies, graduating magna cum laude, and was awarded the Joseph Cooper Prize for the most outstanding policy studies student in her graduating class. A certified mediator, Stipeche received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and is a partner at Nagorny & Stipeche, P.C.
Also elected were Rhonda Skillern-Jones, District II, first vice president; Manuel Rodriguez of District III, second vice president; Anna Eastman of District I, secretary; and Wanda Adams, District IX, assistant secretary.