last updated: 01/07/2014

8425 Pine Falls Drive, Houston, Texas, 77095
(281) 463-5838 ~ FAX (281) 856-1174
Principal: Jeanette Gerault, Ed.D.
School Hours:  8:10 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

School Opened: 1989

Administrative Team


Jeanette Gerault, Ed.D.

Assistant Principal

Amy Colletti

Assistant Principal

Wendy Suddendorf


Laura Boyd


Alice Wimberly-1/2


Kim Sweet


Stephanie Dilling

Instructional Specialist

Kim Henderson

Instructional Specialist

Kendall McKinney
Behavior Interventionist Laurie Russell


Front Row: Left to Right
Leslie Cutshall - At Risk Specialist
Kim Sweet - Media Specialist
Wendy Suddendorf - Assistant Principal
Dr. Jeanette Gerault - Principal
Amy Colletti - Assistant Principal
Alice Wimberly - Counselor
Joni McCants - Diagnostician
Back Row: Left to Right
Laura Boyd - Counselor
Laurie Russell - Behavior Interventionist
Krista Vicklund - Administrative Secretary
Glenda Breland - Principal Secretary
Stephanie Dilling - Nurse
Kim Henderson - Instructional Specialist
Kendall McKinney - Instructional Specialist
Jessica Calkins - Attendance Secretary



Curriculum - Elementary

  • CFISD elementary schools are comprised of students in grades K-5. Students who qualify for the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities or for Pre-kindergarten are bused to sites that provide these programs.
  • Core subjects at the elementary level include reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, technology applications, health, physical education, art, music, and theatre arts.
  • Every campus faculty includes the following members: counselor(s), nurse, diagnostician, speech and language clinician, dyslexia specialists, reading specialist(s), and content-area liaisons, as well as specially trained/certified teachers in the following areas: art, music, physical education, technology applications, English as a Second Language, and gifted education.
  • The District's HORIZONS program is for academically-gifted students. In kindergarten, gifted instruction is provided in language arts and mathematics. In grades 1-5, the program addresses the four foundation areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
  • CFISD's Bilingual and ESL programs provide additional support in English language development for students who have a home language other than English and who have been identified as limited-English-proficient.
  • Elementary schools in Cypress-Fairbanks also feature enrichment activities such as student clubs, tutorial sessions, cultural arts programs, academic competitions, and field trips.
  • Report cards are issued every nine weeks. Academic progress reports are sent to parents after the fourth week of each grading period.



(as indicated in the 2012-13 AEIS Report)

20.6% 31.0% 34.4% 0.4% 11.3% 0.0% 2.4% 47.5%



1126 students as of 9/16/13

How We Got Our Name

Fiest was named in honor of Bernice Fiest, an educator who devoted 37 years of service to the young people of Texas and was certified by the state in seven areas of education.  Before retiring in 1985, Mrs. Fiest worked as a teacher, coach, librarian, and principal.  Mrs. Fiest was an exemplary role model for the students and frequently visited the school to read to kindergartners and attend special events.


Mission Statement

Absolutely. Positively. Kids First!




The Fiest Elementary PTO meets on a regular basis. The organization funds cultural arts activities and field trips, organizes volunteers, sponsors various student events, and conducts fund-raisers, which have provided technology, landscaping, books, and playground equipment. For more information, please contact Robin Smith.

  • President - Frances Romero
    Secretary- Lisa Brown
    2nd VP - Programs - Dianne Flores
    3rd VP - Fundraising - Amanda Otto
    VIPS Coordinator - Iris Haze
    Treasurer - Ali Lathrop
    Co-Chair - Homeroom Parents - Courtney Wilson
    Co-Chair - Minor Fundraising - Deanna Boudreaux


Partnerships with the community are vital in order to strengthen instructional outcomes for all students. We would like you to develop a collaborative relationship with us that will foster long-term student achievement ... one that offers opportunities for all students ... making a difference together. For more information, please contact Kim Sweet, Fiest Librarian.
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