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“Fort Bend ISD is a part of my family’s everyday life. I look forward to continuing to help make every school in the district a place where all children receive the highest quality education and enjoy going to school.”
- Kristin Tassin

Meet Kristin


Kristin Tassin’s passion for equal opportunity and high quality education for all children has guided both her personal and professional life. Her personal experiences with her own children as well as her professional experiences with the children of many others in the Fort Bend community have shaped her strong belief that all children deserve to be educated in a safe, challenging and inclusive environment and that this can only be achieved through an atmosphere of open, collaborative communication between parents, educators and administrators. She has worked on the FBISD Board of Trustees these past six-and-a-half years to create opportunities, expand educational choices and support innovative solutions for educating all children. It is because of her experiences, her passion for educational equity and inclusiveness, and her desire to continue serving the community that she is running for re-election to the school board in FBISD.

For the past six years serving on the Board and as immediate past President of the Board, Kristin has worked to create programs and improve learning opportunities that have led to zero failing schools in FBISD. She has also reduced property taxes and voted to raise teacher and principal pay; implement the innovative EDGE program; open the first in Texas Early Intervention Center; open the innovative Early Literacy Center to support struggling students; increase teacher and principal pay; hire instructional coaches at all Title 1 campuses; implement District of Innovation to allow more flexibility in instruction and teacher qualifications; implement mental health centers at several schools; improve school safety measures at all schools; develop the Profile of a Graduate; create Special Education and GT Advisory Committees; and hold joint Board meetings with the Cities of Sugar Land and Missouri City.

Prior to serving on the Board of Trustees, Kristin began volunteering in Fort Bend ISD when her oldest daughter started kindergarten in 2006. She has served at her children’s schools as PTO president, PTO vice president, room parent, kindergarten coordinator, VIPs member, head of fundraising, Career Day volunteer, and she has been part of the Campus Based Leadership Team. Kristin was founding PTO president at Heritage Rose Elementary, a Title 1 school in Fort Bend, and she served as PTO president there for three consecutive years.

Kristin’s volunteer work in Fort Bend ISD extended outside of her children’s schools to the district as a whole. Kristin served on the FBISD Parent Advisory Council, the FBISD Steering Committee for Facilities Planning and she is a FBISD Mentoring Program volunteer. She also participated in the FBISD Educational Futures Conference and has attended several FBISD Legislative Breakfasts and Board of Trustees Meetings over the past several years.

Kristin is an attorney and has had her own law firm for 24 years. She practices intellectual property litigation, business torts, contract, and special education law. After her oldest daughter was born with Down syndrome, she and her husband founded a non-profit organization, “Father’s Joy”, which supports families who have children with disabilities. Since its inception in 2003, Kristin has worked through Father’s Joy to organize, plan and provide educational training, workshops and conferences for educators, parents, attorneys and medical professionals in the areas of differentiated instruction, inclusive education best practices, curriculum modifications and accommodations, special education law, positive behavioral supports, delivering a diagnosis of Down syndrome, and other topics. In addition, she has written papers, created presentations and spoken on many subjects related to inclusive education and special education law and has been a monthly guest lecturer for pediatric interns at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Kristin has been married to her husband, Shannon, for over 24 years. Kristin has three children, two who have graduated from and one who currently attends Fort Bend ISD schools. Kristin’s three children have experienced all aspects of education in FBISD including regular education, the GT program, and special education and related services.

Kristin desires to continue her service and work for the students, teachers and parents in FBISD on the Board of Trustees.