Rhonda Skillern-Jones, District II, President
Rhonda Skillern-Jones was elected to the Board of Education in 2011. She was sworn in as trustee in January 2012 and served as board secretary in 2012 and 2013, and first vice president in 2014. She also represents HISD on the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Board of Directors.
Skillern-Jones, a wife and mother of five children, is a native Houstonian. She earned both a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in clinical sociology from Texas Southern University.
In recognition of her community and district efforts to enhance the lives of Houston children and citizens, she has received numerous achievement awards and honors, and holds membership in several civic and community organizations, including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.
Skillern-Jones has a strong faith in God and cites her parents as her heroes and role models. She served HISD in a volunteer capacity for 20 years before joining the school board. She has a passion for education and children, and believes that all children deserve an equitable and quality education for a fair start in achieving their life goals.