Christopher D. Herron - Position 3 Candidate
|The purpose of my run for Humble ISD Board of Trustees is to address the challenges facing Humble ISD – how to best execute the mandate of public school education, student population growth, closing the achievement gap, and being responsive to increasing demands from society and business—from a perspective that differs from the direction the Board seems to be heading. I see a longer term trend which does not give all students the education we as society have made a part of the social compact. I want to be a voice for all the community who believe that well-functioning public schools is a birthright.|
The foundation of my candidacy is my fervent belief in the necessity of a dynamic public school system, my vision for our public school system, my business background, and my non-profit leadership experiences.
My vision is for our children to all be afforded an equal, high quality, and relevant education.
The potential we must achieve is empowered and well-equipped students who can compete on a global scale, schools which are incubators of ideas and diversity, and schools which are delivering results beyond just the number of students who “pass” standardized tests.
I was born and raised in Huntsville, TX. I went to public schools first through twelfth grades. After graduating Huntsville High School I went to Dartmouth College and received a degree in history.
After working for a few years I attended Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and received a Master of Business Administration degree.
My family includes a school superintendent, school counselor, head football coach and athletic director, and teachers.
I live in northeast Houston with my wife Gretchen. We have an adult daughter.
I am currently a business development manager at NRG Energy Services. The common factor amongst my jobs seems to be I gravitate to situations in which solving complex problems and creating organizational growth are paramount.
I have worked in several states in the U.S. and have global working experiences in England, Mexico, and Denmark.