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Shirley Rose-Gilliam, Ed.D.

Proven Advocate for the Education of All Children

"Believe in the Possibilities!"

Early voting October 13 ~30, 2020    

Election Day November 3, 2020 

 Click below for voting locations




Why I decided to run:

First and foremost, I care about the education of all children. I am seeking this position to make a positive difference in how we educate the children in FBISD.  There are perceived differences between schools on the east and west sides of the district.  I will work to ensure all schools in the district provide a quality education for the students we serve.  I want the students at every school to boastfully say “I graduated from ….” I want parents to be confident that the school they are zoned to is a GREAT school.  I want teachers to also be proud of where they work. I am a student advocate and I will be the board member who will always raise the question “Is this best for students?” before we cast a vote.   


Who am I?

I am a long-time Fort Bend resident, a 32-year veteran educator and an administrator with a proven track record for turning around struggling schools.  I have witnessed the uphill battle that some schools face. I clearly understand the support needed for parents, teachers, and administrators. I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Houston and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M University. For 25-years, I serviced Fort Bend ISD as a teacher and administrator. I am a practitioner who understands how policy matters and how it allows educators to do what is best for students. I am eager to team with the present board in order to do the work necessary for continuous improvement. Each individual trustee on the board brings a different experience or viewpoint, my viewpoint includes classroom instruction and knowledge of daily campus life. I believe we all plant seeds in order to help a community grow.  Fort Bend is a community where I live and have raised both of my children. FBISD is a positive experience in my life and I plan to give back as a servant for the District.


The Right Experience for the Fort Bend ISD School Board

  • Retired educator, Owner and Founder of Believe in the Possibilities, Educational Consultants. 
  • Service to Fort Bend ISD - 25 years, Houston ISD-5 years and 
  • Region IV and FBISD Secondary Principal of the Year, 2005
  • Teacher of the Year Secondary Finalist 1998
  • Doctorate of Education, Texas A&M University
  • Community service through various youth sports associations
  • Expertise in Organizational Culture and Climate
  • Professional Development for Educational Leadership - Local, State, National Level
  • Experience with educational policy and programming to boost academic excellence
  • Proud resident of Fort Bend since 1986
  • Proven Advocate for the Education of All Children
  • Happily married to Kevin Gilliam with 3 children educated in FBISD
  •  Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Active member of The Fort Bend Church
  • One of six children to attend and graduate from college

Paid for and authorized by Shirley Rose Gilliam for FBISD School Board Position 4; 3011 Bonney Briar Drive, Missouri City, TX  77459


Saturday, April 1, 2017 6:09 PM

Campaign Launched!

We are so excited to announce Dr. Shirley Rose-Gilliam as a candidate for the Fort Bend ISD School Board, Position 4!

Committee to Elect Shirley Rose-Gilliam
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