Myrna Guidry, District IX
Myrna Guidry was appointed to the Board of Education by unanimous vote of the board in December 2020, filling the vacant District IX seat. Her term is scheduled to expire in December 2021.
Guidry has been an attorney in Houston for 20 years, concentrating on family and probate law. She has also worked as a mediator for several years and continues to serve as an adjunct law professor in mediation at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Guidry has received several honors for her accomplishments, including being named among the “10 Best Attorneys” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys in 2017. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University, followed by her law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston. She also holds numerous accreditations in mediation services.
In addition to her professional work, Guidry devotes time volunteering with civic and charitable organizations, including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Houston Volunteer Lawyers; the Star of Hope–Miles Ministry; and Riceville Mount Olive Baptist Church, where she participates on a scholastic council and teaches Sunday school.
Guidry and her husband are the parents of a child who grew up attending HISD schools. She is focused on achieving her vision of the “three Rs” for the district: to "Reconnect, Reinvent, and Regenerate." Her goal is to reconnect the board members to each other, and to schoolchildren, the administration, and the community; to collaborate on reinventing the future of education and identifying new directions and opportunities for students; and to regenerate HISD to be more successful in guiding children to improved outcomes in both academics and their individual life journeys.