Charles Cunningham, Jr. officially announced his letter of resignation regarding his Position 4 seat on the board of trustees for Humble ISD at its Sept. 10 meeting.

His new role will be to serve on the Humble City Council. To commemorate his 12 years of service to the board, Board President Nancy Morrison, Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen and all board members gathered round for photos together and gave congratulatory messages to Cunningham and his family.

While standing at the podium, Cunningham, with his wife by his side, proclaimed, “One of my favorite quotes encourages us to take that first step in faith. It is important to note that you don’t have to see the whole staircase, you just have to take the first step.”

Cunningham was elected to the Humble ISD School Board in 2007.

“I will continue to give service to this city and our students, but I must resign as a member of the board of trustees so that I may be able to give my full attention to the City of Humble, not solely as a councilman, but as a proud resident of the city since 1994,” he said.

Each board member gave thanks to Cunningham for his diligence and leadership. Robert Scarfo, Position 2 Board Member, stated, “Mr. Charles Cunningham is a man of mystery. I have and will truly cherish the time spent together and all the ups and downs our time of service has brought to our students. He kept me, as well as every member of the board, well grounded.”

Fagen said that Cunningham was definitely a great example to the community and a light to those around him.

Fagen urged all attendees to look for direction and updates on social media tagged with #BeTheLight. Several teachers and administrators were recognized for their efforts. Martina Lemond Dixon, Position 5 boardmember, was recognized by Fagen for her rigorous studies as a part of the Texas Association of School Boards.

“I am ecstatic to reward Ms. Dixon for her 10 months of studying, therefore, I am presenting a certificate of achievement to mark her achievement as a Lifetime Member in the Leadership TASB Alumni Association,” Fagen said. “This is a high honor for her as an individual and signifies her hard work and dedication to our students and to the board. She has become one of 700-plus alumni of the program, of which only one in four applicants is accepted. Congratulations!”

The entire board came dressed in Gold Fight Win! shirts to show support for pediatric cancer.

“Let’s continue our support of preventative measures for this horrible disease long past the big game at Turner Stadium. In fact, let’s work to make September Go Gold month like October is for Go Pink,” said Boardmember Robert Sitton.

All Go Gold activities are supporting three major foundations: L3 Foundation, Addie’s Faith Foundation and Mothers Against Cancer. Pediatric cancer has already impacted and continues to affect many students and families from within the district.

The next Humble ISD Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Oct. 8 in the Humble ISD Board Room at 20200 Eastway Village Drive in Humble at 7 p.m.

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