About Christy

Christy Willman served Lamar CISD as the Executive Director of Community Relations until 2012. She has been involved in education since 1976. Willman taught 13 years in the Cy-Fair School District, Austin Independent School District and Lamar Consolidated ISD. She was named the Director of Communications for LCISD in December 1996 and promoted to Executive Director of Community Relations in July 2004. Willman is a past president of the Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) and is an active member of the National School Public Relations Association. Willman was awarded the TSPRA Professional Achievement Award in 2011. She was also named Administrator of the Year for 2012 by the Texas Educational Support Staff Association.

The LCISD Community Relations Department has received eight Crystal Awards and numerous Best of Category, Gold and Silver awards from TSPRA. The LCISD “Back to School Program,” was spotlighted in the Texas School Board Association’s Texas Express. Willman’s articles have been published in several Texas educational journals and magazines.

Willman has led Lamar CISD in planning and passing four bond elections over the past thirteen years for a total of over $746 million dollars. She developed a strategic plan for district facilities planning using the RACE model, which was approved by the board and serves as the district’s Framework for Planning. The Framework for Planning also incorporates citizen committees for bond planning and attendance boundary recommendations as standing district committees to involve a large number of stakeholders during the planning process. Willman serves as the facilitator for the Attendance Boundary Committee (ABC) and district liaison with the Lamar CISD’s demographer.

Willman wrote successful nominations that led to Lamar CISD being named the 2009 HEB Excellence in Education Large District Winner and the 2010 Region Honor Board and state finalist.

Willman has been a presenter at Texas Association of School Boards conferences, the Summer Leadership Institute, the First Time Superintendent’s Academy, Texas Educational Support Staff Association conferences, Texas School Public Relations conferences and the National School Public Relations conference.

Active in many community organizations, Willman was a 2003 finalist for Fort Bend County Woman of the Year. She has served as a member the Fort Bend Museum Association Board of Directors, a Museum Docent and officer, Lamar Educational Awards Foundation Board of Directors; Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Fort Bend Chamber Alliance, Rosenberg Image Committee, Fort Bend County Fair Association and Fort Bend Bio-Terrorism Task Force. She is an honorary life member of the Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers.

Christy and her husband, Larry Willman, have been residents of Richmond since 1991. They have four grown children, four grandchildren and two Dalmatians.