Monbaron to lead Humble ISD Office of Community Development
Jerri Monbaron has been promoted to Director of the Humble ISD Office of Community Development. Monbaron, who formerly served as Assistant Director, began leading the department following the December retirement of Dr. Karen Perkins.
“Jerri worked hand-in hand with Dr. Perkins for 12 years and is eager to build upon the extraordinary successes achieved during those pivotal years when the Humble ISD Education Foundation grew from formation,” Humble ISD Superintendent Dr. Guy Sconzo said. “Jerri’s experience and leadership will be essential as our schools continue to seek resources for expanding student opportunities.”
The Humble ISD Office of Community Development is responsible for bringing in new sources of funding, expertise and volunteers to enhance students’ school experiences. This includes administering the Humble ISD Education Foundation, obtaining competitive grant funding, coordinating major community events, and providing training for school volunteers and staff.
Monbaron’s experience includes 15 years in non-profit management. She joined Humble ISD in 1999 as the district’s first grant coordinator. During her tenure, she established a central grant center, created a resource website and trained district staff on grant writing strategies. This resulted in increased funding of competitive grants from $100,000 to more than $10 million.
“Children and education are my passion,” Monbaron said. “I am thrilled and honored to be working with others who care about making a positive difference in the lives of students and for the vitality of this community. I look forward to continuing the success of our department and the Education Foundation.”
Monbaron is a certified Texas teacher. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Houston Baptist University and a master’s degree at Sam Houston State University. Before joining Humble ISD, Monbaron was an administrator for a county healthcare agency where she was responsible for the supervision of 27 staff members, authored a grant proposal to begin the Families First Parent Resource Center, and initiated and directed advisory board and task force meetings. She also has taught college psychology classes as an adjunct faculty member and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Jerri and her husband Mark are the parents of Dylan, an Humble ISD kindergarten student, and Sarah, a toddler.