Value Parents as First Educators; Equip, Support & Listen to Teachers.
Emphasize the Basics of Education, Well-Rounded Students & Paths to Success for All Students.
Safeguard the Learning Environment and Implement Sensible Discipline Solutions.
Drive Accountability, Lead Resolution, Oversee Financials
Mary Ellen Cuzela is a 5th generation Texan, native Houstonian and long-time resident of Katy. She and her husband of 23 years have raised 3 children in Katy ISD schools and are active community members.
Upon graduating from the University of Houston with a BBA in Finance and a BA in Spanish, Mary Ellen worked as a software technology consultant implementing enterprise-wide software solutions, managing teams and building client relationships. She also managed a small jewelry business for 7 years. She speaks fluent Spanish. Mary Ellen currently serves as an active Katy ISD Substitute Teacher and has been a parent volunteer in the school district for over 14 years.
The Cuzelas are active members of St. John Vianney Catholic Church where Mary Ellen has taught Youth Religious Education, facilitated a Women’s Bible Study, led a variety of mothers’ ministries and served in various board positions. She also served as a Board Member of the Divine Mercy Retreat Center and Family Camp for 3 years.
Mary Ellen is passionate about protecting all children and upholding academic excellence as the focus of Katy ISD. She would be honored to serve the Katy community as a Katy ISD School Board Member.
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