H.R. No. 2008
         WHEREAS, Dr. Mark Henry is retiring as superintendent of the
  Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District on December 31,
  2023, drawing to a close an exemplary career in education that has
  spanned more than four decades; and
         WHEREAS, Since taking the helm of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in
  2011, Dr. Henry has guided the district through a period of
  significant growth, including the addition of nine new campuses and
  the passage of two bond programs to address increased enrollment
  through facility renovations, transportation upgrades, and safety
  and security enhancements; under his leadership, the district
  improved academic achievement and earned an A rating from the Texas
  Education Agency; in addition, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD earned the
  H-E-B Excellence in Education Award and was named Best Overall in
  Academic Performance and Financial Performance by the Education
  Resource Group; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. Henry previously served as superintendent of
  the Galena Park, Sulphur Springs, Collinsville, and Milford
  Independent School Districts; he holds a bachelor's degree from The
  University of Texas at Arlington and a master's degree and
  doctorate from the University of North Texas; he has been named the
  Education Service Center Region 4 Superintendent of the Year and
  the Association of Texas Professional Educators Texas
  Administrator of the Year, and he was a finalist for the Texas
  Superintendent of the Year award; and
         WHEREAS, This esteemed educator is a member of the Texas
  Association of School Administrators, and he has served as chair of
  the University Interscholastic League Legislative Council, as vice
  chair of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, and chair of the
  Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce; he is currently a trustee of
  the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation Leadership Committee and HCA
  Houston Healthcare; and
         WHEREAS, In all his endeavors, Dr. Henry enjoys the love and
  support of a fine family that includes his wife, Cindy, and their
  three children and seven grandchildren; and
         WHEREAS, Through his professionalism, dedication, and
  commitment to excellence, Mark Henry has earned the respect and
  admiration of his colleagues, and he may indeed reflect with pride
  on his many contributions as he begins the next exciting chapter of
  his life; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 88th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Dr. Mark Henry on his retirement as
  superintendent of the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School
  District and extend to him sincere best wishes for the future; and,
  be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Dr. Henry as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.
  Morales Shaw
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 2008 was adopted by the House on May
  22, 2023, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House