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Lauren Dougherty Honored by State as Heroes for Children Award Recipient

Lauren Dougherty Honored by State as Heroes for Children Award Recipient

Mrs. Lauren Dougherty, a Klein ISD distinguished parent, district volunteer, alumna, and advocate for public education, was recently named by the Texas State Board of Education as a 2022 Heroes for Children Award winner. One of only 15 in Texas. 

Mrs. Dougherty was also recognized by the Board of Trustees at the September monthly meeting. 

The Heroes for Children award honors volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to student learning or demonstrated sustained periods of involvement and support of public education. Mrs. Dougherty was nominated for her selfless acts of service and support to Klein ISD.

Mrs. Dougherty grew up here in the community and is a proud product of Klein ISD, attending Theiss Elementary, Doerre Intermediate, and graduating from Klein High School.

This dedicated volunteer believes that the success of Klein ISD and its students is inextricably linked to the community’s positive involvement of family and stakeholders. Mrs. Dougherty is involved with the Brill PTO and partners actively with other Klein ISD schools that do not have a PTO to support their campus endeavors. She is a passionate advocate for public education and our district, focusing on school funding at the state and local levels. 

Mrs. Dougherty actively participates in the Klein Leadership Coalition and many other community groups. Mrs. Dougherty serves as a deputized voter registrar and shares awareness of how to be an informed voter and active constituent to ensure that our schools and our students’ priorities are represented in our state legislature. Mrs. Dougherty also served on the district 2022 Bond steering committee, where her insight and forethought were invaluable when recommending to the Board of Trustees a historic bond package, $895.4 million of which was ultimately approved by voters in May 2022.

Congratulations to Mrs. Dougherty on this monumental achievement. Our district is privileged to have this remarkable, brilliant, and passionate woman continue to support our school district with her unwavering efforts as she selflessly gives as a volunteer in countless ways to the Klein Community.


Klein ISD is AAA in Academics, Arts, and Athletics.

Best Public Schools in Texas
Klein ISD has an established 84-year history of excellence and innovation in education with unique pathways for EVERY student in our care to ensure learners are college, career, military, and life ready. With recognition for STEM, athletics, fine arts, and academics from highly-esteemed organizations, it is clear that Our Shared Vision of every student entering with a promise and exiting with a purpose is a reality for EVERY student who walks through our doors.

About Klein ISD
Klein ISD is a school district in Klein, Texas, located in northwestern Harris County. The district spans approximately 88 square miles and serves more than 53,000 students in 33 elementary schools, 10 intermediate campuses, one high school program of choice, and 5 high schools.

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