August 22, 2017 by HCDE-Texas
Stephanie De Los Santos is the new director of the Harris County Department of Education Client Engagement division. With more than 20 years of experience in education and communications, she leads the HCDE division which provides marketing support to programs and services that serve over a million Harris County students and educators.
De Los Santos is former director for communication for Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, where she served for 12 years before joining HCDE. Prior to her years of service in CFISD, she taught in Aldine ISD for nine years. The Houston native earned both her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media and Spanish and a Master of Education from Houston Baptist University.
“I’m excited to be a part of an organization where the well-being of Harris County students is top priority,” she said. “As director of client engagement, I hope to continue the tradition of excellence not only by incorporating the years of experience I have in the field of education and communication, but also connecting with and providing support to local school districts and surrounding communities.”
De Los Santos is the mother of two graduates of CFISD’s Jersey Village High School who now attend Trinity University and Oral Roberts University.
About Harris County Department of Education: HCDE provides special education, therapy services, early education, adult education and after-school programming. Services are funded by government grants, fees and a local property tax rate of $.0052. For every dollar in local property tax collected, HCDE provides $4.40 in services to the 25 Harris County school districts. HCDE also operates four campuses for students with profound special education needs and adjudicated youth who require a low student-teacher ratio and highly structured environment. One-hundred percent of students served on HCDE campuses are at-risk. The organization is governed by an elected board of seven trustees and has 1,060 employees and 33 facilities, including 15 Head Start centers. More info at www.hcde-texas.org .