Julie Hinaman

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent

Background

Julie Hinaman graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing. Hinaman is a former community outreach coordinator with Cy-Hope and worked in public relations for the Cy-Fair Fire Department. As a Community Outreach Coordinator, she worked on successfully raising $527,00 in two months for children of CFISD [2]. 

Hinaman has also been involved with Cy-Fair as a CFISD Global Volunteer, mentor, elementary school bus buddy, and as a coach with the Cy-Hope Ambassadors of Compassion program [1]. She has also served as a chair of the CFISD Community Leadership Committee, co-chair of the CFISD Long Range Planning Committee, and on the Sampson Elementary PTO Board. For her volunteering efforts within CFISD, Hinaman has been named the CFISD Friend of Education in 2018 and received the 2019 State Board of Education Heroes for Children Award. She was recently honored by the North Harris County AAUW as the Outstanding Woman in Education 2023 [3].

In addition to her volunteer work with CFISD, Julie is an active member of the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce, the Cy-Fair League of Women Voters, Cy-FARE, the National Charity League – Cypress Gems, and Cy-Fair 100 Women Who Care [1].

Key Issues

Teachers

Hinaman aspires to help teachers by expanding early learning centers for the kids of CFISD personnel and offering Pre-K to CFISD teachers. Hinaman also wants to establish a CFISD Teacher Task Force to address important concerns including pay, support, workload, and training. She also wants to develop HR initiatives like pay grade realignment and recruitment referral incentives for educators to address wage compression [1].

School Safety

In order to address behavior problems, she wants to enhance school safety by analyzing the present rules and procedures, student code of conduct, and state law. Hinaman also intends to share resources with parents and families and to provide a secure learning environment that supports mental health. To ensure student safety and secure their data, Hinaman also wants to reexamine the effectiveness of the present internet firewalls and invest in cybersecurity measures. In order to concentrate efforts on education, she also aims to expand the number of drug counselors and programs [1]. 

Parental Involvement

She wants to create better lines of contact between educators, parents, and administrators to address issues, offer assistance, and promote discussion. Hinaman intends to do this by conducting frequent campus-level, community-based activities that encourage cooperation and two-way communication [1].  

Curriculum

Hinaman believes funding STEAM education will encourage pupils to be innovative, problem-solvers, and think critically. In order to accommodate various learning demands, she also wants to advocate for personalized learning methodologies [1].

Budget

Hinaman plans to uphold fiscal restraint and intends to keep an eye on key financial indicators including maintaining a low tax rate, excellent bond ratings, a healthy fund balance, and little general administrative expenditures. Additionally, she wants to give professional development opportunities, technology, classroom supplies, and school safety top priority. In order to increase the district’s funding possibilities and supply it with more resources, she also intends to investigate collaborations with neighborhood companies and groups [1].

Miscellaneous

By increasing attendance rates and enhancing college and job preparedness, Hinaman aims to enhance student accomplishment and well-being. She also wants to support student voices in educational institutions so that all students are represented, whether through student advisory councils or student government [1].

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 All4CFISD
2 LinkedIn
3 CFISD
4 Facebook