As a 501(c)4 non-profit, Cypress Families for Public Schools is formally governed by a board of directors, which includes a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications Director, and Networking Director. An Executive Board meets regularly to strategize and organize CFPS actions and events through committees.
Our organization began as a Facebook group and we currently have over 400 followers. While following CFPS on social media does not necessarily imply support for our vision and mission, our volunteers organically communicate and organize via these platforms. Our volunteers come up with new ideas, show up with service, and speak up with passion for CFISD.
Lesley Guilmart is a Cy-Fair ISD parent who believes that public schools benefit everyone and deserve our respect and trust. Lesley holds a Master's degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from The University of Houston. She has been an educator in the Houston area since 2003, and her spouse is currently a Cy-Fair ISD teacher. Lesley taught high school English for ten years, then spent five years directing academic programming as a school administrator, followed by five years as a Campus Instructional Coach at Cy-Fair High School. She now works at the Harris County Department of Education. Having experienced several school systems over the course of her career, Lesley is continually impressed by Cy-Fair ISD. In her spare time, Lesley loves to explore the great outdoors with her husband and two kids. She's a prolific reader, occasional writer, and enthusiastic but very amateur gardener. As President of Cypress Families for Public Schools, Lesley works to unite Cypress residents in supporting our fantastic school district. email@example.com
Bryan Henry is a Cy-Fair ISD parent who is passionate about civic education and American democracy. He received Master's degrees in Education from Texas A&M University and Political Science from The University of Houston. He began his teaching career in 2010 in Humble ISD where he taught high school English and Social Studies for nine years. In 2019, he was recognized as the Texas High School Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the Texas Council for the Social Studies. In 2020, Bryan ran for the Texas House of Representatives in the Cypress, Tomball, and Klein area. He is currently an Associate Professor of Political Science and Civic Engagement Coordinator at Lone Star College-University Park. In his spare time, he enjoys soccer and surfing. As Vice President of Cypress Families for Public Schools, Bryan provides organizational strategy and helps engage the public on important education issues. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jen Williams was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from California, State University of Northridge. She began her teaching career in 2008 and moved to Houston in 2010 where she taught in Spring Branch ISD. Jen became a Cy-Fair resident in 2016 and is a proud parent of two Cy-Fair ISD students. She currently serves Cy-Fair ISD as a special education teacher. In Jen’s spare time she enjoys roller-blading, biking, baking, and traveling with her family. As Secretary of Cypress Families for Public Schools, Jen will work towards an equitable and inclusive community for all. email@example.com
Lori Gilyot is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and a resident of Cy-Fair ISD for 23 years. She received a Bachelor’s of Accounting from Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Lori has more than 25 years of professional accounting and finance experience, primarily focused in the areas of reporting, internal controls and project accounting in the Oil and Gas Industry. She is the former Treasurer for Beauty Mentoring, a non-profit organization that supports young women of color. Lori is married and is the mother of two children. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and designing and sewing traditional hand beaded Mardi Gras Indian Suits. As Treasurer of Cypress Families for Public Schools, Lori strives to provide fundraising that will support initiatives for a more equitable and inclusive community. firstname.lastname@example.org
Cristina Mejia is a Cy-Fair ISD parent who believes in the necessity and power of public
education. Cristina received her Bachelor's from Texas A&M University in Interdisciplinary Studies. Cristina taught for 8 years at the elementary level in Pearland and Lamar
Consolidated before moving with her husband to the Cy-Fair area. Cristina has two children
attending Cy-Fair ISD schools. In her spare time, Cristina enjoys traveling with her family, reading, and singing Broadway Hits. As Communications Director, Cristina works to educate the community, share the wonderful news of the district, and promote public education in the area. email@example.com
Ryan Irving is a Cy-Fair ISD graduate who has tirelessly promoted public education and equal
opportunity for all students in Cy-Fair. He recently graduated from The Honor’s College at The
University of Houston with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Ryan demonstrated his
commitment to public education and Cy-Fair ISD as a candidate for the district’s Board of
Trustees in 2019 and 2021, and he currently serves on the Cy-Fair ISD CLC committee. He is also the District Director for state representative Jon Rosenthal in the Cypress area. As Networking Director, he will develop and maintain important relationships with community stakeholders to strengthen Cy-Fair public schools and support Cy-Fair students. firstname.lastname@example.org