Meet the Speakers: September TMCC General Meeting

Lee Mashburn, Principal, Sinclair Elementary School

Lee Mashburn returns to Sinclair following 25 years of service within the Houston Independent School District.   His career includes service in the classroom as a third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade teacher with his most recent classroom experience as a fourth grade teacher at Sinclair Elementary.  Mr. Mashburn also served as the Magnet Coordinator for Sinclair Elementary and most recently as an Assistant Principal for Scarborough High School.

Lee Mashburn was born in New York but considers himself a true Texan having grown up in Conroe since second grade.  He is a graduate of Conroe High School, received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from University of Dallas, a Masters in Counseling from Prairie View A&M and a Masters in Educational Leadership from University of Saint Thomas.

As a school leader and community member, Mr. Mashburn is thrilled about his return to Sinclair Elementary.  His vision includes a devotion to Sinclair’s time honored traditions and building a team of highly effective teachers that cater to the needs of each individual learner.  Mr. Mashburn is a dedicated and passionate educator with a commitment to excellence.  He understands the importance of fostering and maintaining open lines of communication between all stakeholders and is eager to reconnect with the staff and community and be a part of a team that helps Sinclair Elementary, its students, staff and community embody the idea of SUPERSTARS!

Anne Sung, HISD School Board Trustee, District VII

Anne Sung is the HISD School Board Trustee for District VII. Elected in December 2016 to fill an unexpired term, she will face re-election in November 2017 for a full four year term. As an experienced educator, policy expert, non-profit leader and mother, Anne Sung is a tireless advocate for strong schools in every neighborhood.

Since joining the HISD school board in January 2016, Anne has promoted careful stewardship of taxpayer dollars as a member of the board's budget committee, so that the district can make the smart investments we need for all students to succeed along with many other initiatives.

She is a proud graduate of local public schools including Askew Elementary School, TH Rogers Middle School, and Bellaire High School. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics. She also earned master’s degrees in physics and public policy, also from Harvard.

While a physics undergraduate at Harvard, Sung co-founded the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament, now one of the most prestigious high school math contests in the country. She fell in love with education as a young Teach for America corps member in the Rio Grande Valley. As a Physics Teacher Resource Agent with the American Association of Physics Teachers, she provided professional development to physics teachers in south and central Texas.Returning to her hometown of Houston, Sung then taught at Davis (now Northside) High School and Lee (now Wisdom) High School, where she taught physics and chaired the science department, and was named 2011 Teacher of the Year. Sung co-founded the group Community Voices for Public Education to give Houston students, parents, educators, and community members greater voice in strengthening public education. Her many other active community roles include serving as founding convener of the Capital One Northside Education Coalition; board member of the Organization of Chinese Americans; and coach of the Texas American Regions Math League team.Sung was previously Director of Strategic Planning and Public Policy at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. She now serves as Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Project GRAD Houston, which helps students in low-income neighborhoods develop and achieve their educational aspirations for college and career. She and her husband have one daughter.