Judy Poe has been a resident of McKinney for ten years. She is married to Jon Poe, a McKinney native, and the couple have three children. The oldest, Jon Wayne, 12, is in 6th grade at Faubion Middle School and Blake, ten, is in the fourth grade, at Burks. The family's youngest daughter, Kate, eight, is in second grade at Burks. All three children will have attended the same elementary school as their father.
Ms. Poe has served as PTO president for two consecutive years at Burks Elementary and recently completed participation in the McKinney Community Action Network (CAN). In addition, she has served on a rezoning committee for the district. She is an active member of First Baptist Church and has served as co-coordinator of Mother’s of Preschoolers, (MOPS), a ministry for mothers of preschoolers whether they are stay at home moms, working moms or teen moms.
"Working with students and teachers at Burks Elementary over the past four years has been a privilege", Poe said. "I have seen first hand the difference a teacher makes in the life of a student. I remember the year my son started kindergarten and the students in his class were at different learning levels. Some students were reading while others were learning letters and sounds. It was amazing to see how each one made progress by the end of the year and all were ready for the next grade."
Ms. Poe was born and reared in Terrell, Texas and graduated from Terrell High School in 1987. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Baylor University.
"It was evident growing up how important education was to both of my parents," Ms. Poe recalled. "My mother served for 17 years on the school board in Terrell and their ultimate educational goal for me was to graduate with a college degree. I feel the same way with my three children and want them to have a positive educational experience and be completely equipped for college once they graduate high school."
Ms. Poe has worked as a licensed speech therapist in a variety of environments including long term care, hospitals, home health and public schools. She worked as a contract speech therapist at Slaughter Elementary School in McKinney ISD as well as an office manager in her husband’s local physical therapy clinic.
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