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Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

Learn. Empower. Achieve. Dream. LEAD


Cypress Fairbanks ISD’s Mission is to maximize every student’s potential through rigorous and relevant learning experiences preparing students to be 21st-century global leaders.


Texas’s third-largest school district, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD lives out its theme of “Opportunity for All” each day by serving 118,000 students at 93 schools in northwest Harris County. Students in CFISD schools are encouraged to work collaboratively, develop problem-solving skills, and get a deeper understanding of how they will work in the real world. We prepare our students to be 21st-century learners so that they may become 21st-century leaders. From academic programs and exceptional hands-on learning experiences to renowned athletic programs, in CFISD every student is a star with opportunity to shine.


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Scott Henry Trustee Cypress Fairbanks ISD

Dr. Mark Henry

Dr. Mark Henry graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1984 with a bachelor in secondary education. He received a Master of Education in administration from the University of North Texas in 1989 and a Doctor of Education in administration in 1992.

Dr. Henry began his career as a superintendent of schools in 1991 and has served as an educator for 40 years. Before accepting the position in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District as superintendent in 2011, Dr. Henry was superintendent of schools for Galena Park ISD, a position he had held since 2004. During his tenure in Galena Park ISD, Dr. Henry was named ATPE Texas Administrator of the Year. During his time in CFISD, he was named Region 4 ESC Superintendent of the Year and a finalist for Texas Superintendent of the Year.

Dr. Henry is a member of the Texas Association of School Administrators. He has served as a UIL Legislative Council representative since 1999 and was the chairman from 2006-2007. He was a trustee for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas from 2003-2009 and served as the vice chairman from 2008-2009. Dr. Henry served as the chairman for the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce in 2018 and is currently a trustee for the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation Leadership Committee and a trustee for HCA Houston Healthcare.

Dr. Henry and his wife, Cindy, who is a retired middle school principal, have three children and seven grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys family time, golfing and community involvement.

Lucas Scanlon Trustee Cypress Fairbanks ISD

Lucas Scanlon


Scott Henry Trustee Cypress Fairbanks ISD

Scott Henry


Dr. Natalie Blasingame Trustee Cypress Fairbanks ISD

Dr. Natalie Blasingame


Debbie Blackshear Secretary Cypress Fairbanks ISD

Debbie Blackshear


Gilbert Sarabia Trustee Cypress Fairbanks ISD

Gilbert Sarabia


Julie Hinaman Trustee Cypress Fairbanks ISD

Julie Hinaman


Tom Jackson Trustee Cypress Fairbanks ISD

Tom Jackson


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