Dr. Shirley Rose-Gilliam

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Dr. Shirley Rose-Gilliam

Vice President, Position 4
shirley.gilliam@fortbendisd.com
Term Expires - 2026 

Shirley Rose-Gilliam was re-elected to Position No. 4 in May of 2023. She currently serves as Vice President. Shirley has resided in Fort Bend since November 1986 and both of her children graduated from FBISD schools.  She and her husband Kevin are residents of Missouri City.  She is a 30-year veteran educator with 25 years of service in Fort Bend ISD:  Willowridge HS, Kempner HS, Elkins HS, Bush HS, Marshall HS, and McAuliffe MS respectively. She continues to serve school districts in the greater Houston area as an educational consultant.  Shirley understands the meaning of growing up in tough, challenged and disadvantaged settings with very few opportunities. Her experiences as a child have been both a catalyst for changing her situation and today motivates her to answer the special “calling” to make a difference in the lives of youth. She has a history of turning problem schools around and working to improve and restore a positive tone in the school and communities surrounding her schools.

Shirley brings a wealth of experience serving scholars, teachers, and leaders in public education, both in the traditional and charter school settings. ‘Dr. G’ has made her greatest impact as a mentor, coach, and thought partner to other educators at all levels. In these roles, she also develops and facilitates professional learning experiences that challenge others to think deeply about their daily practice. Shirley was a finalist for FBISD Secondary Teacher of the Year and was the FBISD Secondary Principal of the Year while at Bush HS.  She is a member of the Fort Bend Church and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Houston, a Master of Education from University of Houston-Victoria, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M University. Her motto, “Believe in the Possibilities!” Her purpose in life is to serve and be a blessing to others.