Council Member Karla Cisneros
A Houston resident since 1980, Karla Cisneros has dedicated her adult life to improving educational opportunities for young people. Karla graduated from the University of Virginia and then later earned a Master’s Degree from Rice University. She served for six years on the HISD Board of Education before returning to school to become a certified elementary school teacher through the University of Houston-Downtown.
As a classroom teacher at Northline and Harvard Elementary schools, Karla taught and helped usher children through their lives. In addition to being a classroom teacher, she has worked as a science teacher and as a reading interventionist, and came to understand that the development, health, and success of children is profoundly affected by the quality of life in their neighborhood. The chance to influence and correct the disparity present in many District H neighborhoods is why Karla Cisneros sought a position on City Council. She was elected to Houston City Council in 2015 to represent and serve the people of District H. More ...
- View the Council Member’s comments made during vote on restructuring the Fire Department to implement Prop B (.pdf)
- Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Fact Sheet (.pdf)
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