Fort Bend ISD recently welcomed Dr. Audra Ude as the district’s director of student leadership.
The FBISD Board of Trustees approved her for the position at their regular meeting on June 20. As director of student leadership, Ude will guide leadership development at the district’s elementary and middle schools through strong student-led organizations such as Leadership 101 and 102, Student Council, National Honor Society, Superintendent Advisory (VOICE) and other programs aligned with developing student leaders.
“Leadership development is an important component of the district’s core beliefs and commitments, and it is important to have someone in place to focus on student engagement and ensure students at all levels have opportunities to grow as leaders,” said Dr. Christie Whitbeck, deputy superintendent. “Dr. Ude brings to us a depth of experiences working as an assistant superintendent, director and principal. We are very excited that she is joining us in this new position.”
Ude brings more than 25 years of educational experience needed to design, plan and facilitate quality student professional learning experiences in FBISD. She has worked for area school districts as a middle school teacher, assistant principal and principal; an assistant director, director and assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction; and most recently as associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction at Abilene Independent School District.
She obtained her bachelor’s degree in business administration and political science from Abilene Christian University, a master’s degree in educational administration from Corpus Christi State University, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and doctorate in educational leadership from Texas A&M University.