Sung Elected to State Association Board

For release: October 15, 2020
Contact: Denise Schulz, 512.340.2948,
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(Austin)—Anne Sung of Houston ISD has been elected to a three-year term on the Texas Association of School Boards’ (TASB) Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 4, Position D. The election was held during the Association’s 2020 Delegate Assembly, which was held virtually on October 3.

Sung joined the Houston ISD Board of Education in January 2017. During her time on the board, she has worked to strengthen college and career readiness standards, wraparound services, special education, and the district’s audit department.

Sung trained as a physicist at Harvard University, earning a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics and master’s degrees in physics and public policy. She fell in love with teaching as a young Teach for America corps member in the Rio Grande Valley. She returned to her hometown of Houston to teach at Lee (now Wisdom) High School, where she served as chair of the science department and was the 2011 Teacher of the Year.

She cofounded Community Voices for Public Education to give Houston students, parents, educators, and community members a greater voice in public education. Sung was a founding board member of New Leaders Council–Houston. She is an American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow and serves on the board of the Organization of Chinese Americans–Greater Houston.

Sung previously served as chief strategy officer at Project GRAD Houston, an educational nonprofit that partners with schools, cities, colleges, and businesses to help students develop and achieve their college and career goals.

TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve public school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.4 million public school students.