Coretta Mallet-Fontenot

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Coretta Mallet-Fontenot
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Candidate for
Board Member, Houston Independent School District, District 9
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
High schoolS.F. Austin High School
Bachelor'sTexas Southern University
Master'sTexas Southern University
Campaign website
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Coretta Mallet-Fontenot is a candidate for the District 9 seat on the Houston Independent School Board. She is seeking election of the seat against challengers Wanda Adams and Clyde Lemon on November 5, 2013. Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall chose not to seek re-election of his seat.


Mallet-Fontenot attended elementary through high school at HISD schools. She has both her Bachelor's and Master's of Science degrees in Education from Texas Southern University. She is currently a second grade teacher at James H. Law Elementary School.[1]

What's at stake?

Five seats are up for election on the Houston Independent School District board on November 5, 2013. Districts 1, 5, 6, 7 and 9 are currently held by Board President Anna Eastman, Assistant Secretary Michael L. Lunceford, Greg Meyers, Harvin C. Moore and Lawrence Marshall, respectively. Members elected to the board are scheduled to serve four-year terms.

About the district

Houston Independent School District is located in Harris County, TX
Houston ISD is located in Houston, Texas, which is also a seat of Harris County, Texas. According the the 2010 US Census, Houston is home to 2,099,451 residents.[2] Alief encompasses 36.6 square miles near the southeastern Texas border.


In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Houston underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 74.4% compared to 80.4% statewide. The average household income was $44,124 compared to $50,920 in the entire state. Houston had a poverty rate of 21.5%, while the poverty rate for Texas was 17.0%.[2]

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