last updated: 01/07/2014

9203 Willowbridge Park Blvd., Houston, TX  77064
(281) 517-6800 ~ FAX:  (281) 517-6805
Principal:  Melody Goffney
School Hours:  8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

School Opened: 2000

Administrative Team


Melody Goffney

Assistant Principal

Susan Bolado

Assistant Principal

JoEllis McCall


Kathryn Bunte


Kathy  Bunte

Instructional Specialist/Reading

Glenda Webb

Instructional Specialist/Math/Science

Kari Thompson

Counselor Erica Henry

At Risk Specialist

Rosie Threeton


back row- left to right -
Kari Thompson - Instructional Specialist Math
Rosie Threeton - At Risk Specialist
Kacy Bunte- Media Specialist
Erica Henry- Counselor
Glenda Webb- Instructional Specialist Reading
Front Row - left to right
Susan Bolado- Assistant Principal
Melody Goffney - Principal
JoEllis McCall - Assistant Principal


Campus Goals

To maximize student achievement for every child each day.

Vision:  All students will learn well and will be successful academically and socially.



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)

7.1% 43.9% 24.7% 0.9% 19.5% 0.0% 3.9% 45.3%


880 students as of 9/16/13

How We Got Our Name


Gleason Elementary was named for Margaret Moore Gleason who had a total of forty years in education. Thirty-three of those years in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD were spent at Post and Bane as a teacher, and at Holbrook, Lamkin, Yeager, and Copeland as a principal. Before her retirement in 1998, she served as a principal in this district for 26 years. She and her husband, Tommy, were parents to daughters Julie and Terry and son, Randy. Both Julie and Terry are by products of Cy-Fair schools.

Mrs. Gleason enjoyed a long, successful career in elementary school education and was loved by students, teachers, and parents. She passed away on August 2, 2007 .



The Gleason 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  Jennifer Rayphole


Jennifer Rayphole


Angela Pokladnik

Vice-President Fall Fund-Raising

Ali DeLuca

Vice President – Spring Fund-Raising

Carrie Wiseley

Vice-President - Secondary Fund-Raising

Mandy Manuel

Vice President of Special Events

Kim Sachtleben


Clare Van Dyk


Karen Primm


Jennifer Nobles




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 Angela Pokladnik.
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