Dr. Christie Whitbeck currently serves as Deputy Superintendent of Fort Bend ISD. Dr. Whitbeck is an experienced educational leader with a career that spans more than 27 years in public education. Most recently, she was the Assistant Superintendent of Academics in Alvin ISD, where she was responsible for the leadership and supervision of curriculum and instruction, technology, federal programs, special education, fine arts, administrative policy, and assessment/accountability. Prior to that, she spent the majority of her career in Katy ISD and had the honor of being principal and opening three schools – Seven Lakes High School, Cinco Ranch Junior High and Roosevelt Alexander Elementary School. She began her career as a Language Arts specialist in Alief ISD.
Under Dr. Whitbeck’s successful leadership, Seven Lakes High School was named a Texas Education Agency Exemplary High School in 2010 and was one of the Newsweek/Washington Post 1,500 Top Public High Schools in the nation (top 2%). Both Cinco Ranch Junior High and Roosevelt Alexander Elementary also received high academic honors. Cinco Ranch was a Texas Exemplary School and a Texas Recognized School, and Roosevelt Alexander Elementary was a Texas Exemplary School. While she was principal of Diane Winborn Elementary, the school was named a Texas Blue Ribbon School, Texas Exemplary School, Texas Distinguished Title One School and won a Governor’s Performance Gain Award.
Dr. Whitbeck received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Public School Administration from Texas A&M University and earned her Master of Administration Supervision and Mid Management Certification from the University of Houston. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Missouri State University.