Other leadership positions appointed
The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees approved several senior leadership positions at its August 13 Board meeting.
Dr. Phillys Hill was named as an Assistant Superintendent. Dr. Hill has 31 years of educational experience and was most recently the Executive Director of Elementary Schools in Killeen ISD. Prior to that, she served as the District Instructional Leader/Assistant Superintendent for four years, an elementary principal for 13 years and assistant principal for two years, all in the Killeen school system.
Dr. Hill’s recognitions include being named the 2006 Texas Elementary Principal of the Year and National Distinguished Principal, as well as the Texas Classroom Teachers’ Elementary Administrator of the Year.
Dr. Hill received her Doctorate Degree from Nova Southeastern University and her Superintendent Certification from Tarleton State University. She earned her Master of Education degree at University of Mary Hardin Baylor, which is also where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree.
Cynthia Rincon was named Chief Legal Counsel. Ms. Rincon has served as the FBISD Human Resources Director of Employee Services for the past two years and was previously the Employee Services Coordinator and Compliance Coordinator. She has also worked for Bashen Consulting and the National Labor Relations Board. Ms. Rincon began her career as a bilingual teacher in FBISD and then as an assistant principal in Alief ISD. She also has been an adjunct professor at the University of Houston-Sugar Land campus teaching Educational Law for the past five years.
Ms. Rincon earned her Juris Doctor at the University of Michigan Law School, her Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston-Victoria, and her Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages and English from Texas A&M University.
Dr. Mary Jackson was named Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Jackson has been the FBISD Director of Special Programs for 22 years, managing such programs as Title I, Even Start, Reading Recover-Descubriendo La Lectura, Homeless Program and Extended Day Program.
She began her career as a learning disabilities teacher and has also worked as a Special Education specialist and supervisor. Dr. Jackson has served as the President of the Reading Recovery Council of North America and on the Board of Directors for the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County.
Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Jackson was recently awarded the 2012 Educator of the Year award by the Fort Bend County Branch of the American Association of University Women.
Dr. Jackson received her Doctorate Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Houston and her Master of Education from Georgia State University. She earned her undergraduate degree from Mercer University.
Beth Martinez was named Chief Human Resources Officer and has worked in the District for the past 20 years. Ms. Martinez had previously served as FBISD’s Director of Staffing, as well as the Director of Organizational Development. Prior to these roles, she was a principal, assistant principal and an elementary teacher. Ms. Martinez has served on numerous committees and advisory boards during her career, most recently as a member of the Region 4 Educational Service Center Human Resources Advisory Committee.
Ms. Martinez earned her Master of Education from the University of Houston and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Houston Baptist University.