Sarah Alyea Harty moved to Houston in 1982 and has never left CFISD. A graduate of Vanderbilt University she taught all levels of English at Jersey Village High School before becoming an assistant, then associate principal. Ms. Harty opened Cypress Springs High school as the associate principal and in 2001 was named principal of that campus. Ms. Harty then opened Cypress Lakes High School in 2008. Twice named CFISD Region IV Secondary Principal of the year, Ms. Harty has loved every day that she has spent working with young people in CFISD.
Born in Da-Nang, Vietnam, Hoang Pham immigrated to the United States in 1975 and settled in Southeast Texas. A 1995 graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Mr. Pham began his educational career in the Alief Independent School District. He later obtained his Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University and has been at Cypress Lakes High School since it opened in 2008.
Nancy Gause has 40 years in education with the last 36 in Cypress Fairbanks ISD. She began teaching mathematics in Austin and then moved to the Houston area to teach at MacArthur HS in Aldine ISD. Then, Mrs. Gause moved to the best district in the state and taught at Jersey Village HS for 19 years serving as Mathematics Department Chairman. Mrs. Gause moved to Cypress Springs HS when it opened in 1997 to teach Algebra I, Geometry, Pre-calculus, and Calculus AP. She joined Ms. Harty to open Cypress Lakes HS in 2008 as the Director of Instruction.
Being an "Air Force Brat", she moved all over the country attending schools in Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and Texas. Her father retired in San Antonio where she graduated from high school. Mrs. Gause became a Longhorn for life - Hook 'Em! - graduating from the University of Texas with my BA. Later, she earned a Master's Degree from Sam Houston State University in Mathematics. Mrs. Gause and her husband have two daughters, one who is a teacher in our district and the other is nurse in San Antonio.
Mrs. Burton graduated high school in 1992 from Dwight D. Eisenhower, then attended Stephen F. Austin and graduated in 1996 with a Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.
She began teaching in 1997 at Truitt Middle School, then went on to receive her Masters in School Administration in 2002.
From 2002-2005, Mrs. Burton because the Academic Achievement Helping Teacher at ISC, followed by being the Academic Achievement Helping Teacher at Cypress Creek from 2005-2008. In the spring of 2008, Mrs. Burton became an Assistant Principal at Thornton Middle School.
Since, 2008, Mrs. Burton has been at Cypress Lakes as Assistant Principal.
Mrs. Chacon received her degree from Texas A&I University and her masters degree from Sam Houston State University. She began her teaching career thirty years ago in McAllen, Texas. Her second teaching career began in San Antonio before she moved to Houston. Mrs. Chacon has been an Assistant Principal in Cypress Fairbanks for fourteen years.
Heather Elliott has 13 years experience in education at middle and high school levels. She has been an English teacher, Literacy Coach, Graduation Coach, and Assistant Principal. Before joining the Cy-Fair school district she had worked in Fort Bend ISD and Houston ISD.
Ms. Elliott earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston-Downtown, and her Principal Certification from the University of St.Thomas in Houston.
Ozzie Greene started his career in education 31 years ago in Houston ISD and Alief ISD as head orchestra director at Garden Villas Music Academy and Elsik High School. He also served as the Executive Director of the Northeast Cultural Arts Council for twelve years.
Mr. Greene has performed with the Scott Joplin Orchestra and other orchestras in the Houston area. He has also taught private violin lessons to over 150 students in the Houston and surrounding areas for over 18 years.
Mr. Greene came to Cy-Fair ISD in 2002 where he held the position of head orchestra director at Cy-Ridge High School and Campbell Middle School. In 2005, Mr. Greene was promoted to assistant principal at Campbell Middle School under the leadership of the late Dr. Robert Hatcher. In 2008, Mr. Greene moved to Cy-Lakes High where he currently serves as assistant principal.
Mr. Janca received his Bachelor of Business Administration/Marketing from Schreiner University in 1997. He began his educational career at Dean Middle School teaching US History, coaching football, and was Social Studies Department Chair. After 10 years at Dean Middle School, Mr. Janca obtained his Masters of Education degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and joined the Cypress Lakes High School administrative team in 2010 as an assistant principal.
Sandra Paiz has been in education for 20 years. She has been an assistant principal for 8 years and opened Cy-Lakes in 2008.