Jan. 1, 2021 – Two at-large, Harris County Department of Education trustees were sworn into office Jan. 1, 2021. Erica Davis replaces Michael Wolfe for Position 5 At-Large and David W. Brown was elected for Don Sumner’s Position 7 At-Large seat.
“We are all so excited you are here,” said Board President Eric Dick. “We are looking forward to you being a part of the team.”
“Now more than ever, HCDE’s services provide critical support for area school districts,” HCDE Superintendent James Colbert Jr. said. “As the districts’ needs change, we evolve to bring them the resources they need. During the pandemic and in its aftermath, we’re here for our education community.”
Davis currently serves as chief of staff for Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen. Brown is an educator who works for Change Happens, a nonprofit headquartered in the Third Ward that provides mentoring, drug prevention and other services to low-income youth.
The ceremony taking place in HCDE’s Board Room at 6300 Irvington Blvd. was presided over by Judge Rabeea Sultan Collier.
The new board members will officially preside over HCDE Board matters at the Jan. 20 board meeting. January is official Board Appreciation Month, whereby the entire board of seven members will be recognized for its public service. Find out more about HCDE services and programs at www.hcde-texas.org .