Dr. Jensen is currently the Co-Director of Programming and Implementation of the Southeast Regional T-STEM Center. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles, a Master’s degree in Biology from the University of Hartford, teaching certification from Sam Houston State University and a Doctorate degree in Educational Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University. She is the grandparent of three Spring ISD students.
|Spring Independent School District, Position 1, 3-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Deborah Jensen Incumbent||100%||3,367|
|Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013|
Jensen was not endorsed in this campaign.
Jensen reported no contributions or expenditures to the Texas Ethics Commission.
|Spring Independent School District, Position 1, 3-year term, 2010|
|Nonpartisan||Lora Lee Hedrick||19.7%||3,141|
|Source: Cumulative Report, 2010 General and Special Elections Live," accessed October 8, 2013|
What was at stake?
Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 covering Positions 1, 2 and 3. The two incumbents in Positions 1 and 3 retained their seats, while newcomer Chris A. Bell was elected to the board in Position 2.
About the districtHouston, Texas, which is also a seat of Harris County, Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Houston is home to 2,099,451 residents.
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%.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Houston city (%)||Texas (%)|
|Hispanic or Latino||43.8||37.6|
|Black or African American||23.7||11.8|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.7||0.7|
|Two or More Races||3.3||2.7|
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