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JESSICA OZUNA

      Mahatma Ghandi is credited with the quote "Be the change that you wish to see in the world." That belief is what has brought me to where I am today. My education allowed me to change the world that I knew.  My desire to provide greater opportunities for our students and to strengthen the system in which they learn is my way of being the change that I wish to see. 
      
      As the Director of Career and Technical Education, I have the opportunity to provide students a chance to be what they want to be when they grow up and enable them to start that journey as soon as they know what that is. For those who don't know, our programs will assist them in testing the waters, finding their passion and gaining experiences that will help them throughout their life.  
 
     Personally, I always knew that I was meant to be a teacher and I wanted to teach what I felt were the most important concepts. So, I earned my Bachelor's in Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University. After which, I taught the gamut of FCS courses in various districts throughout the state.  After teaching for a few years, I decided to return to school with the ultimate goal of becoming a CTE Director.  I earned my Master's in Education from Lamar University and began the process of entering administration. I worked on a number of administrative projects including curriculum writing for Stephen F. Austin State University and building and leading Career Academies before becoming Assistant CTE Director in Round Rock ISD.  After that, I remained in Central Texas as the Director of CTE for Manor ISD.  After opening the first of it's kind Career Certification Center, my family and I made the exciting move to Tomball! 
 
     My husband and I are blessed with two children who do (or will) attend Tomball ISD schools. It is a wonderful feeling to know that they will be in a place that is not only a district but a destination!