Degrees and Certifications:
University of Nebraska, BS Business Administration, emphasis in Economics
Mrs. Tracy Fisher
Began Serving on School Board: May 2012 (Re-elected in 2015 and 2018)
Up for Re-Election: May 2021
Occupation/Place of Employment:
Education Advocate; I left professional life in 1996 to care full time for my children and become involved in the community; LSG Sky Chefs - 8 years with a variety of leadership positions in Management Development, Marketing, Menu Design, and Operations. Last position held was Director of DFW domestic flight kitchen with 400 employees. Frito Lay - Operations Management for 6 years (Georgia, California, and Texas).
Husband: Andy Fisher, works at Frito Lay where he met Tracy in 1985 when he built a plant and Tracy was on the start-up team.
Children: Son Aaron, 2011 CHS Graduate, Georgia Tech industrial engineering; son Sam, 2012 CHS Graduate, Portland State mechanical engineering
Pet: Adopted a grand cat - Oreo (3 years)
Community Volunteer, School Volunteer, Veteran Volunteer, Education Advocate, Parent Caregiver, Inspired Oil Painter, Traveler
What factors most strongly influenced your decision to run for the School Board?
After serving as a member of more than twelve district committees from strategic planning to bond groups, volunteering in schools K-12, and attending six years of SB meetings, I felt compelled to run. I am thrilled about the educational opportunities for learners in Coppell with the focus off of test preparing and onto authentic learning. We are facing continued growth in our district, and I want to ensure the quality of education expands with it exponentially. In Coppell, our future is in our schools.
♦ Teen Leadership Coppell Facilitator (2014-present)
♦ Coppell Gifted Association (CGA) Board (2006-present)
♦ CGA MOSAIC Summer Camp Coordinator (2007-2009; 2015-present)
♦ Greater Dallas Veterans Foundation (2016-present)
◊ Board Chair (present)
◊ Board Vice Chair (2017)
◊ Greater Dallas Veterans Parade Chair (2016)
◊ Parade Committee (2013-present)
♦ Military Order of World Wars (MOWW) (2010-present)
◊ Summer Youth Leadership Conference (2011-present)
♦ Dallas Navy League (2017-present)
♦ North Texas Crime Commission (2016-2017) - Cyber Security Committee
♦ Living Well in Coppell Steering Committee (2012-present)
♦ Coppell Citizens Police Association (1997-1999; 2014-present)
◊ Citizens on Patrol (2017-present)
♦ Coppell Women’s Club Board (2012-2015)
School Board Credentials:
♦ Master Trustee, 2015 Leadership TASB
♦ Coppell iLead (2011)
♦ Annual School Board Training Hours (2012-present)
♦ Exceptional Governance Training (2017-present)
♦ Texas Association of School Boards (member)
◊ Legislative Advisory Council (LAC) & State Delegate (2012-present)
◊ State LAC Representative (elected) (2015-present)
◊ Board Legislative Committee member (2015-present)
◊ Conference attendee and presenter (2015-present)
♦ Texas Association of the Gifted and Talented (TAGT)
◊ Lifetime member - honored “Parent of the Gifted” (2014)
◊ Board member (2012-2015)
◊ Parent Division member (2010-present)
◊ School Board training (2012-2015)
◊ Conference presenter (2011-2015)
♦ North Texas Area Association of School Boards (NTAASB) (member)
♦ North Texas Regional Consortium (NTRC) (2012-present)
♦ School Board Advocacy Network (SBAN) (2012-present)
♦ National School Board Association (NSBA) Advocacy Network (2017)
On what committees do you serve as a CISD School Board Trustee?
♦ CISD Strategic Design Team
♦ Coppell Education Foundation
♦ North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)
♦ Living Well in Coppell Steering Committee
♦ State Senator Liaison
Which campuses have you adopted this year?
CCE, Pinkerton, CMS West, CHS9, CHS, NTH@C, VP@C
What are your 1-5 year goals for the students in CISD?
1. Continue to support a new superintendent
2. Achieve district 5-year strategic plan while working within our budget;
3. Plan for new student growth;
4. Emphasize student-driven learning and growth, and continue to de-emphasize standardized testing;
5. Promote professional and personal development for great educators.
Is there valuable insight and some information you feel a prospective school board candidate should know BEFORE they seek election?
Attend some school board meetings and get involved in several district committees to better understand the job. Attend iLead if possible and seek out board members for insight. Understand that each board member only has one vote and decisions are made collaboratively. Don't run with an axe to grind or on a single issue. It is a huge commitment of time and energy.
What have you learned about being an elected public official that has helped you successfully perform your duties for the children and citizens for the district?
During my five plus years, I have attended more than 350 hours of training. As a leader, you must also do your homework and ask lots of questions about how all students will be impacted, be respectful to fellow board members, teachers and administration, engage the community, attend student and school events, and communicate. It is important work, and a passion in my life.