Frances Ramirez Romero

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Frances Ramirez Romero graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Government. Ramirez Romero is currently the Vice Chair of the Cy-Fair ISD Community Leadership Committee. She has also served CFISD as Booster Club President of the Cypress Falls High School Sky Dancers, PTO Board President of Fiest Elementary School, tutor, and CFISD Volunteers in Public Schools Executive Board Member [3]. She formerly worked as a Legislative Aide in the Texas State Senate for 6 years. She then worked for Quantum Political Consulting and later for Houston City Councilwoman Martha Wong. Ramirez Romero also previously taught 5th graders at Horne Elementary. She has served on district-wide committees including the Superintendent’s Parent Leadership Committee, the Districtwide Educational Improvement Council (DEIC), the Calendar Committee, and the Community Leadership Committee (CLC) [1].

Key Issues

Parental Involvement

Ramirez Romero aims to establish improved channels of communication among teachers, parents, and administrators to address concerns, provide support, and foster dialogue. She plans to achieve this through regular on-campus and community-based initiatives that promote collaboration and facilitate two-way communication [1]. She believes that the need for more parental involvement in students’ education is one of the biggest issues Cy-Fair ISD is currently facing [4].

 

Curriculum

Ramirez Romero recognizes that investing in STEAM education will inspire students to become innovative, adept problem-solvers, and critical thinkers. Additionally, she intends to champion personalized learning approaches to accommodate diverse learning needs [1]. She believes that increases in funding should be directed towards investments in curriculum programs for students [4].

Teachers

Ramirez Romero envisions supporting teachers by expanding early learning centers for the children of CFISD staff and providing Pre-K services to CFISD teachers. She also aims to establish a CFISD Teacher Task Force to tackle critical issues such as compensation, support, workload, and training. Ramirez Romero further intends to implement human resources initiatives, including pay grade adjustments and incentives for teacher recruitment, to address salary compression [1]. She plans on allocating increases in funding towards teacher salaries and hourly staff pay [4].

Miscellaneous

Ramirez Romero’s objectives include improving student achievement and well-being by boosting attendance rates and promoting college and career readiness. Moreover, she plans to advocate for student representation within educational institutions, whether through student advisory councils or student government, to ensure that all voices are heard [1]. She says that the state’s assessment and accountability system must be revised to effectively gauge students’ development and advancement over time, rather than relying solely on a single test.

Endorsements

Cy-Fair TSTA – NEA; Cypress Families for Public Schools; Voice for Public Schools; PTC; Gilbert Sarabia, CFISD Trustee; Debbie Blackshear, CFISD Trustee; Jim Cain, Former Superintendent of Klein ISD; Roy Garcia, Former CFISD Associate Superintendent of School Leadership; Bob Covey, Former CFISD Trustee; Patricia Harless, Former Texas State Representative

Sources

1 All 4 CFISD
2 Facebook
3 LinkedIn
4 Community Impact