Mrs. Leigh Walker



Degrees and Certifications:

Coppell High School, '91; Texas A&M (B.A.), '95; Master Reading Teacher Certification

Mrs. Leigh Walker

Began Serving on CISD School Board: May 2016 (Re-elected in 2019)
Up for re-election: May 2022

Occupation/Place of Employment:
Former teacher (Dallas Public Schools: 3rd grade teacher and then PK-6 Literacy Specialist)/stay at home mom

Husband Ray Walker (Ray grew up in Coppell and met Leigh in third grade at Pinkerton Elementary. Both graduated together from Coppell High School in 1991.)
Children Jackson (Sophomore at CHS), Elizabeth Grace (7th grader at CMS West), Hogan (2nd grader at Pinkerton)

Travel, books, and being with my friends and family

What factors most strongly influenced your decision to run for the School Board?
I grew up in Coppell, and I'm a proud product of Coppell schools. Now my kids are a part of Coppell ISD too. I'm also a former educator, so education is both my passion and my past profession. All of these reasons influenced my decision to run for the school board

Volunteer Commitments:
Various school and booster committees, Teen Leadership Coppell facilitator

School Board Credentials
  ♦ Region 10 New Board Member Training
  ♦ TASB New Board Member Training
  ♦ iLead 2013
  ♦ Pinkerton PTO President (2013-2015)
  ♦ CMS West PTO member
  ♦ 2016 Bond Steering Committee
  ♦ Facilities Visioning Committee
  ♦ Pinnacle 2020

On what committees do you serve as a CISD School Board Trustee:
  ♦ Facilities
  ♦ Curriculum
  ♦ DEIC

Which campuses have you adopted this year:
Austin, Lee, TCE, CMS West, CHS9; CHS; NTH@C; VP@C

What are your 1-5 year goals for the students in CISD:
Focus on improved student outcomes as outlined in Coppell lSD's Mission statement. My goal is for every student in Coppell ISD to:
  ♦ Achieve personal success
  ♦ Develop strong moral character
  ♦ Become dynamic leaders and global citizens with a zeal for service.

Is there valuable insight and some information you feel a prospective school board candidate should know BEFORE they seek election: 
I would say this: it takes more time than you think, and it is worth every minute. To prepare, I would encourage you to get involved in the PTOs, take the iLead class, and attend board meetings.